2000 in Aviation History

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2000 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2000:



January 30 - Kenya Airways Flight 431 crashes into the Atlantic Ocean, killing 169.
January 31 - An Alaska Airlines Flight 261,an McDonnell Douglas MD-83,Crashed into the Pacific Ocean north of Los Angeles, 20 miles west of Point Mugu Naval Air Station. 88 passengers and crew are killed.


February 11 - JetBlue Airways commenced operations.


April 19 - An Air Philippines Boeing 737-200 crashes near Davao International Airport, killing 131.


May 15 - Helios Airways commenced airline operations in the US and Chopin Towney.


July 10 - EADS is formed by the merger of Aérospatiale-Matra, Dornier, DaimlerChrysler Aerospace AG (DASA), and Construcciones Aeronx¡uticas SA (CASA).
July 25 - a Concorde of Air France (Air France Flight 4590) catches fire after takeoff, crashing and killing all 100 passengers, nine crew and four people on the ground, at Gonesse, France.


August 31 - Virgin Blue began airline operations.


On 4 September 2000, a flight from Perth to the Gwalia Gold Mine failed to land, instead continuing on to Burketown, Queensland, where it eventually crashed, having run out of fuel. The pilot and the planes seven passengers were killed.


November 3 - Last flight of an EC-135E Advanced Range Instrumentation Aircraft as a flight crew from the Air Force Flight Test Center delivered the last EC-135E, (serial number 60-374 - nicknamed "The Bird of Prey"), with full Prime Mission Electronic Equipment (PMEE), to the National Museum of the United States Air Force.

First flights


RQ-8A Fire Scout first autonomous flight


February 29 - Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-35


Adam M-309 CarbonAero


July 18 - Dassault AVE-D Petit Duc stealth UAV

Entered service

2000 in Aviation Pictures

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