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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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Today In Aviation: British European Airways Rebrands As Flybe

MIAMI – Today in aviation, British European Airways rebranded itself as low-cost carrier Flybe in 2002 to become Europe’s largest independent regional airline. The airline can trace its history back to 1979 when Intra Airways and Express Air Services merged to form Jersey European Airways.  The airline went on to develop an extensive network across […]

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Vickers Viscount

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the first Vickers Viscount aircraft took to the skies from Wisley, Surrey, on its maiden flight in 1948. The Viscount was built as a response to the UK’s Brabazon committee. This was set up to investigate the future needs of the civilian aircraft market for the British Empire following World […]

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Airspeed Ambassador

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the first of three prototypes of the Airspeed Ambassador took to the skies for the first time in 1947. The prototype utilized in the test program, G-AGUA was piloted by Chief Test Pilot George B.S. Errington. The piston-engined airliner was created by the Brabazon Committee who identified the need for […]

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