Latest History

4/01/1974: Air Malta Takes Flight

Today in Aviation, Maltese flag carrier Air Malta (KM) operated its first flight in 1974.

3/31/1974: British Airways Begins Operations

Today in Aviation, four British companies, BOAC, BEA, Cambrian Airways, and Northeast Airlines, merged in 1974 to form British Airways (BA).

3/30/1973: Hapag-Lloyd Flug Takes to the Skies

Today in Aviation, the German leisure carrier Hapag-Lloyd Flug (HF) operated its maiden flight in 1973.

3/29/1981: BA Retires the Iconic Vickers VC10

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

3/28/1961: 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, each with a 17% holding.

3/27/2008: London Heathrow’s 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.

Aviation Pioneers


Aviation Pioneers: Marcel Bloch-Dassault

This is the story of French aviation pioneer, Marcel Bloch-Dassault, who became active in the aeronautical world in 1931.

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A Brief History of Latino Aviation Pioneers

Hispanic men and women have changed aviation since the dawn of flight, setting records and exploring the farthest limits of.

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Lateral Control: The Saga of the Curtiss Goupil Duck

This is the fascinating story of the Curtiss Goupil Duck that chronicles four aviation pioneers battling it out in the.

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Airlines Industry Pioneers Special Flights

All-black Female Flight Crew Honors Bessie Coleman

For the first time in the history of American Airlines (AA), all of the crew involved on flight AA372 were.

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