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Author McCloskey, Keith.

Title Airwork : A History / Keith McCloskey.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : The History Press, [2012]


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Summary Airwork Ltd/Airwork Services, now owned by VT group plc, has a long and distinguished history. It played an important role in defense support services to the RAF, Fleet Air Arm and overseas air forces, as well as in the development of civil aviation. Created at Heston in 1928, it maintained Whitley bombers and de Havilland Tiger Moths in the 1930s and established the precursors of the postWW2 airlines of Egypt, India, and Rhodesia. Postwar it was the first airline to be awarded a troop flying contract and expanded into civil aviation, developing flights to Africa and the US. The main independent airline in the 1950s, it became part of British United Airways in 1960, also establishing many airlines around the world, including Deutsche Flugdienst (Condor), MisrAirwork (Egyptair), and the Sudanese National Airline. Here Keith McCloskey presents the first history of this important airline and reveals its impact on aviation history.
System Details System requirements: Adobe Digital editions.
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Subject Airworks (Firm) -- History.
TRANSPORTATION / Aviation / History.
Airlines -- Great Britain -- History.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: McCloskey, Keith. Airwork. Stroud : History, 2012. 9780752479729 (pbk.) : (Uk)016135477
Standard No. 9780752494593
ISBN 9780752494593 (e-pub)
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