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4/13/1973: Dan-Air Operates First Boeing 727

Today in Aviation, Dan-Air (DA) became the first British airline to operate the Boeing 727 in 1973. Its inaugural revenue flight departed Manchester (MAN) bound for Alicante (ALC).

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Airlines

The History of British Airways’ Gatwick Operation

British Airways (BA) has resumed short-haul operations from London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW). We take a look at BA’s history at the airport.

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Airlines

The History of British Airways’ Gatwick Operation

British Airways (BA) has resumed short-haul operations from London’s Gatwick Airport (LGW). We take a look at BA’s history at the airport.

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Today in Aviation

Today in Aviation: Dan-Air Merges into British Airways

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the subsidiary of the Davies and Newman shipbroking company, Dan-Air (DA) is merged into British Airways (BA) in 1992. Dan-Air (Dan Air Services Limited) was created in 1953 and operations commenced with a charter flight from Southend (SEN) to Shannon (SNN) via Manchester (MAN) using a single Douglas DC-3 (G-AMSU). Gatwick’s […]

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Today in Aviation

Today In Aviation: First Flight of the Hawker Siddeley HS 748

MIAMI – Today In Aviation, the prototype Hawker Siddeley HS 748 (G-APZV) took to the skies for the first time, from the manufacturer’s Woodford aircraft factory in 1960. Chief test Pilot J.G. Harrison was at the controls.  The Aircraft The HS 748 was versatile, robust and reliable, regional airliner, powered by two Rolls-Royce Dart engines. […]

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