Today In Aviation History: December 18th –

Today In Aviation History: December 18th

These are the top events in aviation history for December 18th:

Tuesday, December 18, 1934
Air Travel (NZ), founded by Captain Bert Mercer in 1934, begin operations (>Air New Zealand)

Friday, December 18, 1936
Wearne’s Air Service was formed (>MAS)

Thursday, December 18, 1941
INAEC (Iloilo-Negros Air Express Co.) ceased operations when all aircraft destroyed in Japanese air attack (>PAL)

Monday, December 18, 1950
Harewood Aerodrome, Christchurch became the first international airport operating in New Zealand

Friday, December 18, 1970
Airbus Industries was formally established to develop the Airbus A300; it comprised AĆ©rospatiale, Deutsche Airbus, Fokker and Hawker Siddeley

Monday, December 18, 1978
Nationwide Air International was incorporated

Thursday, December 18, 1986
Eagle Aviation restarted operations

December 18, 1989
Holiday Airlines (iv) suspended operations

Friday, December 18, 1992
UTA, having merged into Air France, ceased to exist

Thursday, December 18, 2008
Air Comet Chile, having ceased operation on 31Oct2008, files for bankruptcy protection

Friday, December 18, 2009
Tafa Air commence operations

Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Air Canada rouge was officially launched and began services on 01Jul2013

December 18, 2013
Seaborne Airlines announced a headquarters change from Christiansted, St. Croix to San Juan, Puerto Rico

December 18, 2015
Izy Air obtained its AOC from the NCAA

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