1993 in Aviation History

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1993 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1993:


The 1,000th Boeing 747 comes off the production line 26 years after the first 747 was built.


the last F-86 Sabre (a Bolivian Air Force machine) is withdrawn from service amongst the world's air forces
February 10 - McDonnell Douglas produces its 10,000th aircraft
February 27 - The USAF begins supply drops into Bosnia


General Dynamics sells the rights to the F-16 Fighting Falcon to Lockheed
March 15 - Iranian Air Force bombers attack a hospital in Raniya, Iraq.
March 24 - South Africa abandons its nuclear weapons programme. President de Klerk announces that the country's six warheads had already been dismantled in 1990.


April 1 - Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom reviews 70 Royal Air Force aircraft on the ground in celebration of the air force's 75th anniversary. A mass flypast is cancelled due to poor weather.
April 9 - USAF aircraft attack and destroy an Iraqi anti-aircraft battery
April 18 - USAF aircraft attack and destroy an Iraqi radar station


May 5 - Jet Airways began airline operations.


Chicago Express Airlines began operations.
August 11 -14 - two B-1 Lancers complete a round-the-world trip in 47 hours.
August 19 - USAF aircraft are attacked by Surface-to-air missiles over northern Iraq. The launch site is destroyed in retaliation
August 23 - the Russian Air Force flies open skies missions over Luftwaffe bases


September 17 - the F/A-18 Hornet logs its 2 millionth flying hour - achieved in only ten years of operations.


October 26 - ValuJet Airlines started operations.

First flights


March 11 - Airbus A321


April 2 - Fokker F70


July 10 - Bell Eagle Eye


December 18 - Sukhoi Su-34
December 21 - Cessna Citation X

Entered service


July 14 - C-17 Globemaster III

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