September 30, 2022
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Today in Aviation: BA Retires the Iconic Vickers VC10

Today in Aviation, British Airways (BA) retired from its fleet the last Vickers VC10, a mid-sized, narrow-body long-range jet, in 1981.

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Today in Aviation: Air Afrique Is Established

Today in Aviation, the Treaty of Yaoundé in 1961 established Air Afrique (RK) as a joint venture between Air France (AF) and UAT.

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Today in Aviation: London Heathrow T5 Begins Operations

Today in Aviation, London Heathrow Airport’s (LHR) Terminal Five (T5), the new home of British Airways (BA), began operations in 2008.

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Saab 2000

Today in Aviation, the prototype Saab 2000 took to the skies for the first time in 1992. At the controls were pilots Eric Sjöberg and Lennart Nordh.

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Today in Aviation: First Female Concorde Pilot

Today in Aviation, Barbara Harmer made her first Concorde flight in 1993 as the First Officer of the daily London-New York route.

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Today In Aviation: Flybe Takes over BA Connect

Today in Aviation, British Airways (BA) subsidiary BA Connect disappeared from the skies in 2007 after its take over by Flybe (BE).

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Today in Aviation: Norway’s Braathens SAFE is Rebranded

Today in Aviation, Norwegian carrier Braathens SAFE changed its name and corporate identity to Braathens (BU) in 1998.

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Today in Aviation: The AN-225’s Record-breaking Flight

Today in Aviation, the Ukrainian flying behemoth Antonov An-225 set 110 new world records during a single flight in 1989.

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Today in Aviation: US, Russia Begin Supersonic Transport Research

Today in Aviation, a US-Russian Joint Commission began technical interchange and research on supersonic transport technologies in 1996.

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Today in Aviation: First Flight of the Boeing 747-8I

Today in Aviation, the Boeing 747-8I (Intercontinental) passenger wide-body airliner performed its maiden flight in 2011.

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