September 28, 2022
British European Airways

7/18/2002: British European Airways Rebrands As Flybe

The airline can trace its history back to 1979 when Intra Airways and Express Air Services merged to form Jersey European Airways.

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7/16/1948: Maiden Flight of the Vickers Viscount

The first Vickers Viscount aircraft took to the skies from Wisley, Surrey, on its maiden flight today in 1948.

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7/10/1947: Maiden Flight of the Airspeed Ambassador

The Airspeed Ambassador seated 47 passengers and was one of the first British airliners to have a pressurized cabin.

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6/10/1965: World’s First Automatic Landing

Find out which commercial airliner performed the world’s first automatic landing.

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Today in Aviation

Today in Aviation: Jersey European Airways Commences Operations

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Jersey European Airways (JY) commenced operations in 1979. The airline was established by Jersey resident and majority investor John Habin who saw a market for a new airline on Channel Island. Jersey-based Intra Airways was merged with Bournemouth-based Express Air Freight to create the new carrier. The fleet consisted initially […]

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