Today In Aviation History: July 8th –

Today In Aviation History: July 8th

These are the top events in aviation history for July 8th:

Friday, July 08, 1927
Southern Air Lines was formed by Juan Trippe (>>Eastern Air Lines)

Monday, July 08, 1929
Shanghai-Chengtu Air Mail Line, the first passenger/air mail service in China had inaugural flight (>>Air China)

July 08, 1930
The two rival airmail operators (China Airways + Chinese Air Company) merged into a reconfigured China National Aviation Corporation, which thereafter was better known by its acronym, CNAC

Wednesday, July 08, 1936
First landing of an aircraft at Rhein-Main-Flughafen (now Frankfurt am Main Airport) was made by a Junker Ju-52

Monday, July 08, 1940
The first Trans World Airlines Boeing Stratoliner flew from New York to Los Angeles in 12 hours & 18 minutes

Sunday, July 08, 1945
Central British Columbia Airlines was incorporated (>Air Canada)

July 08, 1946
RANA (Rhodesia & Nyasaland Airways) went into voluntary liquidation

Tuesday, July 08, 1947
First flight of the Boeing 377 (prototype Model 377-10-19)

Tuesday, July 08, 1952
New York Airways began inter-airport helicopter services to link Idlewild, La Guardia, and Newark airports

Wednesday, July 08, 1953
Sabena began the first international helicopter service, linking Belgium, the Netherlands and France

Sunday, July 08, 2001
ScotAirways was renamed back to Suckling Airways (>Loganair)

Sunday, July 08, 2007
Chongqing Airlines restarted operations

Sunday, July 08, 2007
B.787 Rollout at Washington’s Boeing Everett Factory

July 08, 2015
YVT-Aero, a Tatarstan based replacement for Ak Bars Aero had its AOC issued

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