Today in airline history lists historical airline events that happened on this day around the world.
This collection goes back over 100 years with 4850 events currently recorded in the airline database. This list gets updated frequently with new airline events that may occur throughout the year.
Some well known events you might see within today in airline history are:
- The Wright brothers successfully taking to the air in 1903 with the first powered aircraft.
- The formation of the longest surviving airline with the same name KLM in 1919.
- BOAC flying the world’s first pure jet service in 1952.
- The first flight of Concorde in 1969.
To view our full list of airline events, please visit our main history page here.
Today in airline history, 11 events from 27th May:
CLASSA, constituted on 13Mar1929, commenced operations (>Iberia)Spain
Aer Lingus made its maiden flight from Baldonnel Aerodrome in Dublin to Bristol (Whitchurch airfield) in the UKIreland
British Guiana Airways was registered (>Guyana Airways)British Guiana
First flight of the Sud Aviation CaravelleFrance
The Prototype of the Saunders ST-27 was first flown in MontrealCanada
TAN (Transportes Aereos Neuquen) was established as Líneas Aéreas del NeuquénArgentina
Constellation International Airlines was founded as UnijetBelgium
National Airlines initiates service with nonstop flights between its Las Vegas hub and Chicago Midway and Los AngelesUSA
MidAtlantic Airways ceased operationsUSA
Eagles Airlines was renamed to PRiMA Aero Trasport ItalianiItaly
Fly Kiss ceased operations just 6 months after launchingFrance