1990 in Aviation History

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1990 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1990:


Pan American World Airways and Trans World Airlines, both in financial difficulty, transfer their coveted landing rights at London Heathrow Airport to American Airlines and United Airlines.


January 11 - The US Defense Department awards Bell Helicopter a $US 123 million development contract for the V-22 Osprey
January 20 - North American Airlines began operations.
January 25 - Avianca Flight 52 crashes near Cove Neck, NY, killing 73 people.
January 26 - The first of two new Air Force Ones, VIP variants of the Boeing 747-200, for the use of the United States President and his staff, are delivered.


April 21 - Aeritalia joins the Airbus consortium as a partner


Goodwill Flight Russia-Australia-Russia.
June 10 - A British Airways BAC-111 has a windshield blow out, severely injuring the captain and slightly injuring a flight attendant. All survive.
June 22 - Bombardier purchases Learjet for $US 75.85 million


September 27 - United Air Lines is the first airline to introduce satellite communications for its aircraft


October 2 - Xiamen Airlines Boeing 737 collides with China Southern Airlines Boeing 757 in Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, Guangzhou, China. 128 people are killed. See Guangzhou Baiyun aircraft collision
October 31 - the Australian airline industry is deregulated. Airlines are allowed to select their own routes and set their own fares.


December 7 - an Alaska Airlines Boeing 727 takes off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in visibility of only 500 ft (152 m), the lowest for any airliner takeoff in the US.
December 19 - Northwest Airlines buys a 25% share in Hawaiian Airlines
December 21 - Kelly Johnson dies, aged 80.

First flights


January 10 - McDonnell Douglas MD-11 - Freighter Version
January 15 - Atlas XH-2


February 19 - Scaled Composites ARES


March 29 - Ilyushin Il-114


April 13 - Sukhoi Su-27IB prototype


May 1 - McDonnell Douglas MD 520N


August 1 - EMBRAER/FMA CBA-123
August 27 - Northrop YF-23


September 29 - YF-22 Raptor


October 10 - Learjet 60
October 11 - Rockwell/MBB X-31


November 21 - K-8 Karakorum (Hongdu JL-8)

Entered service


October 4 - deliveries of Piaggio Avanti to various operators commence

1990 in Aviation Pictures

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