June 29, 2022
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5/31/1946: London Heathrow Begins Commercial Operations

This is the story of how London Heathrow Airport (LHR) officially opened for commercial air travel.

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5/28/1971: First Flight of Dassault Aviation Mercure

This is the story of the Dassault Aviation Mercure project, from its first flight in 1971 to its final operational days in 1995.

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5/20/1932: First Female Solo Transatlantic Flight

This is how Amelia Earhart became the first woman to fly solo nonstop across the Atlantic in 1932.

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5/19/2008: First Flight of the Sukhoi Superjet 100

Today in aviation, the Sukhoi Superjet 100 flew for the first time in 2008.

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5/14/1997: Star Alliance Is Founded

Today in Aviation, five leading airlines founded the Star Alliance, the world’s first and largest airline alliance, in 1997.

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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: Air Afrique Is Established

Today in Aviation, the Treaty of Yaoundé in 1961 established Air Afrique (RK) as a joint venture between Air France (AF) and UAT.

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3/3/1912: Continental, United Airlines Merger Completed

Today in Aviation, Continental Airlines (CO) was finally merged into United Airlines (UA), the former ceasing brand operations in 2012.

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Today in Aviation: Russian Carrier Transaero Begins Operations

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Russia’s first privately-owned Moscow/Domodedovo-based airline Transaero (UN) began operations in 1991. Transaero started life as a charter carrier with its first flight taking off from Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport (VKO), bound for Tel Aviv (TLV). Initially its fleet was made up of aircraft leased from flag-carrier Aeroflot (SU). Later in […]

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Today in Aviation: Sao Paulo’s VASP Is Founded

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Viação Aérea São Paulo, better known as VASP, was founded in 1933 by the state government of Sao Paulo, Brazil. VASP’s head office was located in the VASP Building on the grounds of São Paulo–Congonhas Airport (CGH) in São Paulo. The airline had its bases at São Paulo’s two major airports, CGH and Guarulhos International […]

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