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5/05/1949: Pacific Southwest Airlines Maiden Flight

Today in Aviation, Pacific Southwest Airlines (PSA) operated its first flight between San Diego and Oakland, US, in 1949.

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5/05/1947: First Flight of Alitalia

Today in Aviation, the first Alitalia-Aerolinee Italiane Internazionali (AZ) flight took off bound for its domestic destination in 1947.

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A Brief History of Ryanair’s Inaugural Flight

Spotted at almost every airport across Europe and known by many all over the world, Ryanair (FR), the region’s largest airline by fleet size, destination count, employee number, and passenger numbers, had a somewhat humble start back in the day with just one aircraft and multiple plans gone awry.

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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight of the Embraer ERJ-190

Today in Aviation, the Embraer ERJ-190 aircraft from the Brazilian aerospace conglomerate took to the skies for the first time in 2004.

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Today in Aviation: The Wright Brothers’ First Sustained Powered Flight

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, the Wright brothers made the first controlled, sustained flight of a powered, heavier-than-air aircraft with the Wright Flyer in 1903. The flight took place 4 mi (6 km) south of Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright Flyer (often referred to retrospectively as Flyer I or Flyer 1903) was the first […]

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The Airbus A350 XWB: Being There At The Maiden Flight

TOULOUSE — The first half of 2013 and has certainly been a busy year in the annals of commercial aviation. In January the worldwide fleet of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner was grounded; not taking to the skies again until May. On Valentine’s Day, American Airlines and USAirways announced a blockbuster merger creating the world’s largest […]

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