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Today in Aviation: Maiden Flight Of The NAMC YS-11

MIAMI – Today in Aviation, Japanese turboprop Nihon Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation (NAMC) YS-11 made its maiden flight from Nagoya Airport (NKM) in 1962. Development of the airliner began in the mid-1950s. The Japanese government wanted to create a replacement for the venerable Douglas DC-3. A Global Competitor The aircraft was seen to be key in […]

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