As you drive past Broughton you will see the top of the Airbus Factory next to the Retail Park. It is situated at Hawarden Airport which is, in fact, in Broughton.
The aircraft factory was established during WW2 where it build almost 6,000 plans. After the way the factory was used to build prefab bungalows. The factory then returned to its main use of building aircraft.
It because part of British Aerospace in the 1970s and the factory is now owned by Airbus. Wings for all models of Airbus commercial aircraft are produced here.
No public scheduled passenger flights fly from the airport. Most flights relate to the Airbus Factory. Some privately owned light aircraft are based at Hawarden. Police aircraft also operate from here.