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Today in Aviation: World’s First Commercial Trans-Polar Flight

Today in Aviation, SAS Scandinavian Airline System (SK) commenced the world’s first regular polar air service in 1957.

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Lockheed Model 10 Electra

Today in Aviation, the Lockheed Model 10 Electra took to the skies for the first time in 1994. US Test pilot Marshall Headle was at the controls.

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the MD-90

Today in Aviation, the McDonnell Douglas (MCD) MD-90 aircraft took to the skies for its maiden flight in the year 1993. 

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Today in Aviation: ANA Spreads International Wings

Today in Aviation, Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways (NH) operated its first international air service to Hong Kong in 1971.

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Today in Aviation: British Airways Flight 268

Today in Aviation, a British Airways (BA) Boeing 747-400’s innermost left engine burst into flames after taking off from Los Angeles in 2005.

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Today in Aviation: First Flight of the Boeing 757

Today in Aviation, The prototype Boeing 757 (N757A) took to the skies for the first time from Renton Municipal Airport (RNT), Washington, in 1982.

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Today in Aviation: Finnair Flies to Moscow

Today in Aviation, Finnair (AY) became the first Western airline to begin commercial flights to Moscow Vnukovo (VKO) after WWII in 1956.

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Today in Aviation: Central Japan International Airport Opens

Today in Aviation, Chubu Centrair (Central Japan) International Airport (NGO) officially opened its doors to airlines, sea freight, and the public in 2005.

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Today in Aviation: UK Airline Flybmi Enters Administration

Today in Aviation, UK regional operator flybmi (BM) filed for “unavoidable” administration and ceased operations in 2019.

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Today in Aviation: Hola Airlines Ceases Operations

Today in Aviation, Spanish airline Hola Airlines (H5) ceased operations in 2010. H5 was based in Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, Spain.

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