Today In Aviation History: August 26th –

Today In Aviation History: August 26th

These are the top events in aviation history for August 26th:

Monday, August 26, 1929
Union Airways began airmail operations with five de Havilland DH 60 Gipsy Moth bi-planes (>South African Airways)

Monday, August 26, 1929
The first flight of the largest trimotor transport aircraft built by Fokker, the F.IX, took to the air on its first flight. The prototype (PH-AGA) was handed over to KLM on 08May1930

Monday, August 26, 1929
Chinese Airways Federal was inaugurated

Wednesday, August 26, 1936
LAM was established on this date & commenced charter operations in 1936 as DETA. Regular airmail services started on 22Dec1937

August 26, 1960
Civil Flying Services was registered as a company

Tuesday, August 26, 1969
First flight of the Fairchild Swearingen Metroliner

August 26, 1988
Cebu Pacific was founded as Cebu Air

Monday, August 26, 1996
Cebu Pacific Air was renamed from Cebu Air

August 26, 2014
The first commercial flight of ACG (Air Cargo Global) was made from Billund to Monrovia for UNICEF

Friday, August 26, 2016
Eagle Airways ceased operations

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