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53.0475, 8.786667
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Flughafendamm 49
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Bremen Airport
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Bremen
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Bremen Airport was founded in 1909. In 1924, German aviation pioneers Henrich Focke and Georg Wulf founded the Focke-Wulf company on the site. On June 26, 1936, Heinrich Focke’s Fw 61, the world’s first fully operational helicopter, made a successful maiden flight at the airport, piloted by Ewald Rohlfs. Other aircraft developed at the site included the Fw 190 fighter plane, and Fa223 helicopter, both used by the German Luftwaffe in World War Two, as well the VAK 191B, an experimental fighter plane with vertical take-off and landing capabilities, developed in the 1970s. Today, while still a commercial airport, Bremen Airport is also an important site for Airbus Industries, which employs over 3,100 people there.

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Courtesy Flickr/Dennis Schmalhausen (CC BY-ND 2.0)
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An airport baggage car at Bremen Airport
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