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Top expert interview: The future of air travel

The aviation industry is embracing new technologies, from ones that improve passenger flow at airports to alternative fuel sources.

How do wind conditions affect flight?

What kind of winds do pilots wish for? Can wind be dangerous during a flight? Read up on the facts.

History of Finnish aviation: 1910s – the Takeoff

At the start of the 1910s, airplanes were still considered the past-time of “daredevils or thrill-seekers”. By the end of the decade, most developed countries, including the...

Planes of Helsinki Airport: facts about the Boeing 787 Dreamliner

Introduced in 2005, the Boeing 787 offers a refurbished passenger experience, both in a tangible and intangible sense. This is an aircraft of the dreams that you want to board...

Famous landings in HEL: Rolling Stones, 1970

In 1970, the Rolling Stones were the first band to ever perform at the Olympic Stadium in Helsinki. However, the band’s arrival at the airport wasn’t met with the warmest...

Planes of Helsinki Airport: five facts about the Embraer 190

The narrow-body, twin-engine jet airliner carries 100 passengers and is used for flights of up to three hours. Ever wonder how a relatively small plane has ample cabin space...