Mariusz Blaszczak, Poland's defence minister, has signed an agreement for the purchase of 48 light combat aircraft from South Korea.
Tragically killed just two weeks later, the duo beat the odds to clinch victory in Europe’s top flying competition. Now, a model plane has been release in honour of their achievements.
Mateusz Morawiecki, the prime minister, has appealed for compromise between protesting air traffic controllers and the state air navigation agency PAZP as Warsaw faces severe flight cuts.
Representatives of the air-traffic controllers trade union (ZZKRL) and Poland's Air Navigation Services Agency (PAZP) are set to meet again on Tuesday, the two announced in a joint statement, in an effort to avoid a closure of airspace that could lead to severe disruption to air travel in Poland.
Failure to reach an agreement between the Polish Air Navigation Services Agency (PAZP) and air traffic control unionists, by Friday, may result in large-scale flight cancellations, an aviation official said on Thursday.
The 2010 Polish presidential plane crash in Smolensk, Russia, that killed 96 people including the president, was a result of "an act of unlawful interference", said Antoni Macierewicz, head of a special sub-committee investigating the cause of the air disaster.
President Andrzej Duda's meeting with US President Joe Biden in the south-eastern town of Rzeszów has been delayed owing to Duda's plane having to turn back to Warsaw.
A so-called air bridge was being prepared by Poland and its German partners for refugees from war-torn Ukraine who want to reach specific countries, the minister of infrastructure said on Wednesday.
As Putin prepares siege on Kyiv, Bartosz Cichocki, who is the only western ambassador to stay in the Ukrainian capital, warned ‘hundreds will die’ without the necessary help.
The US secretary of state has said that the United States is considering sending planes to Poland if Warsaw decides to supply combat aircraft to Ukraine, Reuters reported on Sunday.