The global airline industry was vastly different in the 1980s from what it is today.

There was a variety of fleets, passengers had more allowances (including smoking), you could carry bottles of liquids on board and a dress code was required from first class ticket holders – suffice to say it was a very different era for air travel, heavily defined by speed, affluence and largesse.

For BWT however, it was business as usual. From our new facilities in Adlington, our local, dutiful, hard-working UK team kept on honing its skills, streamlining its processes, perfecting its range of products and coming up with newer and better solutions for ducting systems.

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