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5/16/1942: Canadian Pacific Airlines Is Founded

Today in Aviation, Canadian Pacific Airlines (CP) was officially formed in 1942. This is the story of how this once well-known airline began.

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5/15/2003: Government of Guernsey Acquires Aurigny

Today in Aviation, Aurigny Air Services (GR) was acquired for £5m by the States of Guernsey in 2003.

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5/14/1997: Star Alliance Is Founded

Today in Aviation, five leading airlines founded the Star Alliance, the world’s first and largest airline alliance, in 1997.

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5/13/1970: Joe McBryan Founds Buffalo Airways

Today in Aviation, the family-run Buffalo Airways (J4) was founded in 1970 by pilot Joe McBryan.

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5/12/1982: Braniff International is Grounded

Today in Aviation, One of the world’s most iconic airlines, Braniff International (BN), ceased operations in 1982.

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5/11/1934: the Douglas DC-2 Takes Flight

Today in Aviation, the Douglas DC-2 operated its maiden flight in 1934. In command was Douglas Test Pilot Carl Cover.

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5/10/1991: Maiden Flight of the CRJ100

Today in Aviation, the Bombardier Canadair Regional Jet (CRJ) 100 took to the skies for the first time in 1991.

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Easy Come, Easy Go: The History of Go Fly

When the low-cost revolution began in the UK and Europe in the late 1990s, legacy carriers such as British Airways (BA) were slow to react.

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5/9/1967: Fokker’s F28 Fellowship Takes Flight

Today in Aviation, The Dutch-manufactured Fokker F28-1000 Fellowship prototype (PH-JHG) took to the skies for its maiden flight in 1967.

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5/8/2008: Euromanx Ceases Operations

Today in Aviation, Isle of Man-based EuroManx (3W) ceased operations in 2008. 

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