Today In Aviation History: January 17th –

Today In Aviation History: January 17th

These are the top events in aviation history for January 17th:

Thursday, January 17, 1929
Colonial Flying Service and Scully Walton Ambulance Company organize the United State’s first civilian air ambulance service

Friday, January 17, 1930
Pitcairn Aviation’s name changed to Eastern Air Transport, Inc. (>Eastern Air Lines)

Thursday, January 17, 1935
Latécoère 521 a six-engine flying boat, and one of the first large trans-Atlantic passenger aircraft made its first flight

Saturday, January 17, 1948
BOAC began to replace flying boat routes with the Lockheed Constellation (>BA)

Thursday, January 17, 1963
Short SC.7 Skyvan first flight

Monday, January 17, 1994
Airbus A.330 was introduced into service with with Air Inter (>>Air France)

Thursday, January 17, 2002
Astraeus was established

Saturday, January 17, 2009
FlyLal suspended operations

Thursday, January 17, 2013
Golden Myanmar Airlines conducts its first scheduled flight

Friday, January 17, 2014
Small Planet Airlines Italia ceased operations

Friday, January 17, 2014
Darwin Airline, formed on 12Aug2003, operated in the Etihad Regional livery for the first time

January 17, 2018
Backbone Aviation voluntarily suspended its AOC

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