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1982 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1982:


During the June-September 1982 Lebanon War, Israeli Air Force F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft shoot down 82 Syrian Air Force aircraft - mainly MiG-21s and MiG-23s - without loss in air-to-air combat.


January 8 - the Airbus A300 is certified, becoming the first wide body airliner with cockpit accommodations for only two to be certified.
January 10 - a Gulfstream III, Spirit of America, flies around the world in just 43 hours 39 minutes and 6 seconds, becoming the fastest business jet to fly around the world.
January 13 - Air Florida Flight 90, crashed into frozen Potomac River. Seventy-eight people were killed including four motorists on ground.
January 22 - a F/A-18 Hornet makes a fully automated landing, its autopilot linked to a ground radar at the Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River
January 23 - World Airways Flight 30, landed long at Boston, Massachusetts, two missing presumed dead.
January 27 - Cessna delivers its 1,000th business jet


February 3 - The Mil Mi-26 helicopter lifts a load weighing 57 metric tons to 2,000 metres (6,500 ft) to break a world record for a helicopter.
February 6 - Freddie Laker's Laker Airways flies for the last time.
February 9 - a Japan Airlines Douglas DC-8 crashes in Tokyo, killing 24 of the 174 passengers on board. The probable cause of the accident was cited as a possible breakdown by captain Seiji Katagiri, who had mental problems. Every airline pilot must now undergo mental testing as well as physical testing.
February 25 - American Airlines announces it will cancel its orders for 15 Boeing 757s.


April 1 - Air France flies the Concorde over to Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, Venezuela for the last time.
April 2 - Argentina invades the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island.
April 5 - Royal Navy aircraft carriers HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible sail for the Falkland Islands.
April 26 - CAAC Trident 2E crashed into a mountain while on approach to Guilin, killing all 112 people on board.
April 30 - The United Kingdom declares an air blockade of the Falkland Islands.


May 1 - American Airlines launches AAdvantage, the first frequent flyer program in history. United Airlines launches its own program, Mileage Plus, only a week later.
May 4 - Argentine Navy Super x‰tendard aircraft fatally damage the British destroyer Sheffield with an Exocet missile south of the Falkland Islands. Sheffield sinks on 10 May.
May 13 - Braniff International Airways' president Howard D. Putnam announces the airline has filed for protection under bankruptcy laws, and the airline's fleet of 71 aircraft is grounded.
May 18 - American Airlines' 1 millionth passenger is flown.
May 24 - The last service by a British Airways Boeing 707, from Cairo, Egypt to London, is performed.


In May and June, during the Falklands War, British BAE Sea Harriers destroy 23 Argentinian Air Force aircraft without combat loss to themselves.
Between May 1 and June 12, during the Falklands War, Royal Air Force Avro Vulcan bombers based on Ascension Island carry out Operation Black Buck, consisting of five very-long-range missions to strike Argentinian positions in the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands. Each mission requires a 16-hour round trip of almost 8,000 nautical miles (9,200 statute miles; 15,000 km); they are the longest bombing missions in world history upt to that time, and are not exceeded in distance and duration until the 1991 Gulf War.


June 8 - VASP Boeing 727 crashed into a hillside in Brazil, killing all 137 on board
June 14 - Argentinan forces surrender to British forces on the Falkland Islands. During their war, the British had destroyed 109 Argentinian planes, compared to only 34 lost by the British.
June 24 - British Airways Flight 9, flew through cloud of volcanic dust south of Java; all engines failed. Was able to restart engines and make safe landing.


July 9 - a Pan Am Boeing 727 crashes while en route from Baton Rouge, Louisiana to New Orleans, killing 137 passengers plus people on the ground. The sole survivor of the crash is a baby girl in a house.


September 13 - Spantax Flight 995, crashed after an aborted takeoff in Mx¡laga, Spain; this DC-10 overshot the runway, crossed a four lane highway and killed three people in vehicles, and burst into flames in a field. Fifty people died.
September 30 - H Ross Perot Jr. and J.W. Coburn make history by landing their Bell LongRanger II helicopter in Dallas, Texas 29 days, 3 hours, and 8 minutes after taking off. It is the first time a trip around the world is completed by helicopter.


October 28 - The last Air France Boeing 707 service, from Tunis to Paris.
The final Douglas DC-9 was delivered.


November 4 - Pan Am inaugurates service from Los Angeles to Sydney; at 7,487 non-stop miles (11,979 km), it is the longest non-stop flight in the world.

First flights


February 19 - Boeing 757 N757BA


March 22 - Valmet PIK-23 Towmaster


April 3 - Airbus A310


June 12 - IAR-825 YR-IGB
June 14 - Beechcraft Lightning


August 19 - Hawk GafHawk 125
August 30 - F-20 Tigershark 82-0062


September 20 - HAL Ajeet E2426


November 10 - Mil Mi-28


December 23 - Short C-23 Sherpa G-BKMW
December 26 - Antonov An-124

Entered service

Mikoyan MiG-31 'Foxhound' with VVS/V-PVO


Dornier 228 with AS Norving


Boeing 767 with United Air Lines

1982 in Aviation Pictures

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