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4/28/1958: Aer Lingus Operates Maiden Transatlantic Flight

Today in Aviation, Aer Lingus (EI) operated its maiden transatlantic flight in 1958 from Dublin (DUB) to New York (JFK) via Shannon (SNN).

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4/27/2005: First Flight of the Airbus A380

Today in Aviation, the Superjumbo Airbus A380 made its maiden flight in 2005 after three years of development and testing.

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4/26/1972: Lockheed L-1011 Tristar Enters Commercial Service

Today in Aviation, Lockheed L-1011 TriStar (N301EA) entered commercial service in 1972 with Eastern Air Lines.

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4/25/1935: Cambrian Airways is Established

Today in Aviation, the British airline Cambrian Airways (CS) was established by Kenneth Davies in 1935 as Cambrian Air Services.

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4/24/1966: The Jet-Age Arrives at Washington National

Today in Aviation, the first scheduled jet services began at Washington’s National Airport (DCA) in 1966.

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4/23/1919: Blackburn Kangaroo Begins Passenger Flights

Today in Aviation, the North Sea Aerial Navigation Company started a pax service with Blackburn RT.1s.

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4/21/2001: Qantas New Zealand Grounded

Today in Aviation, Tasman Pacific Airlines (ZQ), operating as Qantas New Zealand, suspended operations in 2001. 

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4/19/2012: IAG Completes Takeover of BMI

Today in Aviation, BMI-British Midland International Airways (BD) ownership was transferred to the International Airlines Group (IAG) in 2012.

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How the Sikorsky S-42 Changed Aviation History

The statement that the Sikorsky S-42 was the “airliner that changed aviation history” will undoubtedly spark debate.

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4/18/1948: Cyprus Airways Takes Flight

Today in Aviation, established in September 1947, Cyprus Airways (CY) operated its maiden flight in 1948.

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