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Airwork: A History by Keith McCloskey

By Keith McCloskey

Airwork Ltd/Airwork companies, now owned by way of VT team plc, has a protracted and distinct historical past. It performed an enormous function in defence help prone to the RAF, Fleet Air Arm and out of the country air forces, in addition to within the improvement of civil aviation. Created at Heston in 1928, it maintained Whitley bombers and de Havilland Tiger Moths within the Thirties and tested the precursors of the post-WW2 airways of Egypt, India and Rhodesia. Post-war it used to be the 1st airline to be provided a troop flying agreement and multiplied into civil aviation, constructing flights to Africa and the united states. the most autonomous airline within the Fifties, it turned a part of British United airlines in 1960, additionally setting up many airways world wide, together with Deutsche Flugdienst (Condor), Misr-Airwork (Egyptair), and the Sudanese nationwide Airline. right here Keith McCloskey provides the 1st background of this significant airline and divulges its influence on aviation history.

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