September 30, 2022
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Today in Aviation: Aer Arran Announces Stobart Air Rebrand

Today in Aviation, Dublin-based carrier Aer Arran announced that it would be changing its name to Stobart Air (RE) in 2014.

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Today in Aviation: American Airlines Introduces the Convair CV-990

Today in Aviation, American Airlines’ (AA) maiden Convair CV-990 Astrojet entered service between New York (JFK) and Chicago (ORD) in 1958.

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Today in Aviation: IAG Launches Long-Haul Airline, LEVEL

Today in Aviation, the International Airlines Group (IAG) launched its newest airline, Madrid, Spain-based LEVEL (IB), in 2017.

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Today in Aviation: First Flight of the Convair CV-240

Today in Aviation, the Convair CV-240, the first pressurized, twin-engined airliner, took to the skies for the first time in 1947.

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Today in Aviation: Qantas’ Maiden Flight across the South Pacific

Today in Aviation, a Qantas Airways (QF) flying boat service began a survey flight from Sydney to Valparaíso via Easter Island in 1951.

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Today in Aviation: Saudia Takes to the Skies

Today in Aviation, Saudia (SV), aka Saudi Arabian Airlines, as the airline was then known, commenced scheduled operations in 1947.

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Today in Aviation: Mexico’s Volaris Takes to the Skies

Today in Aviation, Mexican low-cost carrier Volaris (Y4) operated its first revenue flight in 2006. It was operated by an Airbus A319.

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Embraer ERJ-190

Today in Aviation, the Embraer ERJ-190 aircraft from the Brazilian aerospace conglomerate took to the skies for the first time in 2004.

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Airbus A321

Today in Aviation, the A321 prototype, F-WWIA, took to the skies for the first time in 1993 from Airbus’ Hamburg Finkenwerder (XFW) plant.

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Today in Aviation: Hong Kong’s HK Express is Founded

Today in Aviation, Hong Kong-based low-cost carrier HK Express (UO) was founded in 2004. UO is currently owned by Cathay Pacific Airways (CX).

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