Arado AR 234: First purpose-built jet bomber

The Arado AR 234 was developed by the Arado corporation as a twin-engined jet aircraft in response to the 1940 German Air Ministry requirement for a fast reconnaissance aircraft.

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Deutsche Luftschiffahrts, A.G.: First airline with fare-paying passengers

The Deutsche Luftschiffahrts, A.G. (German for “German Airship Travel Corporation”) was the first airline with fare-paying passengers. It was founded on 16th November 1909 and operated airships including the famed LZ 127 Graf Zeppelin and the ill-fated LZ 129 Hindenburg which was destroyed at Lakehurst, New Jersey.

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