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#1 Advanced Landing Ground

Advanced Landing Grounds ( ALGs ) were temporary advance airfields constructed by the Allies during World War II during the liberation of Europe. They were built in the UK prior to the invasion and thereafter in northwest Europe from 6 June 1944 to V-E Day , 7 May 1945. It has been suggested that th

#2 Mitchel Air Force Base

Mitchel Air Force Base also known as Mitchel Field , was a United States Air Force base located on the Hempstead Plains of Long Island , New York , United States . Established in 1918 as Hazelhurst Aviation Field #2 , the facility was renamed later that year as Mitchel Field in honor of former New Y

#3 Dallas Bay Skypark

Dallas Bay Skypark ( FAA LID : 1A0 ) was a public-use airport located 11 miles (18   km) north of the central business district of Chattanooga and 4 miles southwest of the central business district of Lakesite (both cities in Hamilton County , Tennessee , United States ). It is located in the commun

#4 Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth

Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Fort Worth (abbreviated NAS JRB Fort Worth ) [1] ( IATA : FWH , ICAO : KNFW , FAA LID : NFW ) includes Carswell Field , a military airbase located 5 nautical miles (9   km; 6   mi) west of the central business district of Fort Worth , in Tarrant County , Texas ,

#5 El Alto International Airport

El Alto International Airport ( Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional El Alto ) ( IATA : LPB , ICAO : SLLP ) is an international airport serving La Paz , Bolivia . It is located in the city of El Alto , [2] 13 kilometres (8   mi) west of La Paz. [3] At an altitude of 4,061.5 metres (13,325   ft) , it is

#6 Port Moresby Airfield Complex

The Port Moresby Airfield Complex was a World War II military airfield complex, built near Port Moresby in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea . It was used during the Battle of New Guinea as a base of Allied air operations primarily in 1942 and early 1943. It later became a support base as the ba

#7 Soesterberg Air Base

Soesterberg Air Base ( IATA : UTC , ICAO : EHSB ) was a Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) military air base located in Soesterberg , 14 kilometres (8.7   mi ) east-northeast of Utrecht . It was first established as an airfield in 1911, and in 1913, the Dutch Army bought the field and established t

#8 Fort McMurray International Airport

Fort McMurray International Airport ( IATA : YMM , ICAO : CYMM ) is located 7 nautical miles (13   km; 8.1   mi) southeast of Fort McMurray , Alberta , Canada. YMM is the largest airport in northern Alberta. It has flights to Edmonton , Calgary , and Fort Chipewyan through airlines Air Canada , West

#9 Foggia Airfield Complex

The Foggia Airfield Complex was a series of World War II military airfields located within a 40   km (25   mi) radius of Foggia , in the Province of Foggia , Italy . The airfields were used by the United States Army Air Force Fifteenth Air Force as part of the strategic bombardment campaign against

#10 White Mountain Airport (New Hampshire)

White Mountain Airport was a private airport located in North Conway , in Carroll County , New Hampshire , United States. This general aviation airport had one runway . Airport White Mountain Airport (Defunct) IATA : none ICAO : none Summary Elevation   AMSL 495   ft / 151   m Coordinates 44°01′21″N

#11 Tivat Airport

Tivat Airport ( Montenegrin : Аеродром Тиват , romanized :   Aerodrom Tivat ) ( IATA : TIV , ICAO : LYTV ) is an international airport serving the Montenegrin coastal town of Tivat and the surrounding region. Airport in Mrčevac, Montenegro Tivat Airport Aerodrom Tivat Аеродром Тиват IATA : TIV ICAO

#12 Ogden-Hinckley Airport

Ogden-Hinckley Airport ( IATA : OGD [2] , ICAO : KOGD , FAA LID : OGD ) is a public airport four miles southwest of Ogden , in Weber County, Utah . [1] The National Plan of Integrated Airport Systems for 2019–2023 categorized it as a commercial service–primary nonhub airport. [3] Formerly Ogden Muni

#13 Penshurst Airfield

Penshurst Airfield was an airfield in operation between 1916–36 and 1940–46. Initially a military airfield, after the First World War it was used as an alternate destination to Croydon Airport , with some civil flying taking place. The airfield closed following the crash of a Flying Flea at an air d

#14 Lengpui Airport

Lengpui Airport ( IATA : AJL , ICAO : VELP ) is a domestic airport in Lengpui , serving Aizawl , the capital of Mizoram , India . The airport is connected by flights to Kolkata , Guwahati and Imphal , and is located at a distance of 32   km from Aizawl. Lengpui Airport is the first large airport in

#15 Plattsburgh Air Force Base

Plattsburgh Air Force Base is a former United States Air Force Strategic Air Command (SAC) base covering 3,447 acres (13.7   km²) in the extreme northeast corner of New York, located on the western shore of Lake Champlain opposite Burlington, Vermont , in the city of Plattsburgh , New York. "PAFB" r

#16 Alghero–Fertilia Airport

Alghero - Riviera del Corallo Airport ( Italian : Aeroporto di Alghero - Riviera del Corallo ; Catalan : L'Aeroport de l'Alguer-Fertília ) [1] ( IATA : AHO , ICAO : LIEA ) is an international airport situated 4.3   NM (8.0   km; 4.9   mi) north-northwest of the city of Alghero , in northern Sardinia

#17 Alta Airport

Alta Airport ( Norwegian : Alta lufthavn ; IATA : ALF , ICAO : ENAT ) is an international airport serving Alta , a town and municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway . The airport is located at Elvebakken , 4 kilometers (2.5   mi) east of the city center. It has a single, 2,253-meter (7,392  

#18 Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen

Kirkenes Airport, Høybuktmoen ( Norwegian : Kirkenes lufthavn, Høybuktmoen ; IATA : KKN , ICAO : ENKR ) is an international airport located at Høybuktmoen , 15 kilometers (9   mi) west of the town of Kirkenes , in the municipality of Sør-Varanger , Troms og Finnmark county, Norway . Operated by the

#19 Wrangell Airport

Wrangell Airport ( IATA : WRG , ICAO : PAWG , FAA LID : WRG ) is a state-owned public-use airport located one   nautical mile (2   km ) northeast of the central business district of Wrangell , a city and borough in the U.S. state of Alaska which has no road access to the outside world. [1] Scheduled

#20 Shaw Air Force Base

Shaw Air Force Base (Shaw AFB) ( IATA : SSC , ICAO : KSSC , FAA LID : SSC ) is a United States Air Force (USAF) base located approximately 8.4 miles (13.5   km) west-northwest of downtown Sumter, South Carolina . It is one of the largest military bases operated by the United States, and is under the

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#1 Dassault Rafale

The Dassault Rafale ( French pronunciation:   ​ [ʁafal] , literally meaning "gust of wind", [2] and "burst of fire" in a more military sense) [3] is a French twin-engine , canard delta wing , multirole fighter aircraft designed and built by Dassault Aviation . Equipped with a wide range of weapons,

#2 Macchi C.200 Saetta

The Macchi C.200 Saetta (Italian: "Lightning"), or MC.200, was a fighter aircraft developed and manufactured by Aeronautica Macchi in Italy . Various versions were flown by the Regia Aeronautica (Italian Air Force) who used the type throughout the Second World War . 1937 Italian fighter aircraft fam

#3 Avro Vulcan

The Avro Vulcan (later Hawker Siddeley Vulcan [1] from July 1963) [2] is a jet-powered , tailless , delta-wing , high-altitude, strategic bomber , which was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1956 until 1984. Aircraft manufacturer A.V. Roe and Company ( Avro ) designed the Vulcan in response

#4 Petlyakov Pe-8

The Petlyakov Pe-8 ( Russian : Петляков Пе-8 ) was a Soviet heavy bomber designed before World War II , and the only four-engine bomber the USSR built during the war. Produced in limited numbers, it was used to bomb Berlin in August 1941. It was also used for so-called "morale raids" designed to rai

#5 Boeing XF8B

The Boeing XF8B (Model 400) was a single-engine aircraft developed by Boeing during World War II to provide the United States Navy with a long-range shipboard fighter aircraft . The XF8B was intended for operation against the Japanese home islands from aircraft carriers outside the range of Japanese

#6 Boeing TB

The Boeing TB (or Model 63 ) was an American torpedo bomber biplane designed by the US Navy and built by Boeing in 1927. TB Role Torpedo bomber Type of aircraft Manufacturer Boeing First flight 4 May 1927 [1] Number built 3 Developed from Martin T3M

#7 Pilatus PC-6 Porter

The Pilatus PC-6 Porter is a single-engined STOL utility aircraft designed by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. First flown in 1959, the PC-6 was produced at Pilatus Flugzeugwerke in Stans, Switzerland. It has been built in both piston engine - and turboprop -powered versions, and was produced under

#8 Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter

The Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter is a four-engined, piston-powered United States strategic tanker aircraft based on the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter . It replaced the KB-29 and was succeeded by the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker . 1951–1978 American strategic tanker aircraft KC-97 Stratofreighter KC-97L

#9 Fighter-bomber

A fighter-bomber is a fighter aircraft that has been modified, or used primarily, as a light bomber or attack aircraft . It differs from bomber and attack aircraft primarily in its origins, as a fighter that has been adapted into other roles, [1] whereas bombers and attack aircraft are developed spe

#10 Boeing 787 Dreamliner

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner is an American wide-body jet airliner developed and manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes . After dropping its Sonic Cruiser project, Boeing announced the conventional 7E7 on January 29, 2003, focused on efficiency. The program was launched on April 26, 2004, with an

#11 Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk M.F.9

The Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk M.F.9 Høverjager ("Høver fighter"), also known as the Høver M.F.9 after its designer, was a fighter seaplane built in Norway in the 1920s. [1] [2] Fighter seaplane built in Norway in the 1920s M.F.9 Høverjager The M.F.9B fighter aircraft F.126. Role Fighter seaplane Typ

#12 Fiat G.212

The Fiat G.212 was an Italian three-engine airliner of the 1940s. An enlarged development of Fiat 's earlier G.12 transport, it was used in small numbers in commercial service and by the Italian Air Force . Italian three-engine passenger and transport aircraft, 1947 G.212 Role Airliner Type of aircr

#13 Percival Gull

The Percival Gull was a British single-engined monoplane , first flown in 1932. It was successful as a fast company transport, racing aircraft and long-range record breaker. It was developed into the Vega Gull and the Proctor . Percival Gull Jean Batten 's Percival D.3 Gull Six on display at Aucklan

#14 Lockheed Have Blue

Lockheed Have Blue was the code name for Lockheed 's proof of concept demonstrator for a stealth bomber . Have Blue was designed by Lockheed's Skunk Works division, and tested at Groom Lake , Nevada . The Have Blue was the first fixed-wing aircraft whose external shape was defined by radar engineeri

#15 Lockheed AC-130

The Lockheed AC-130 gunship is a heavily armed, long-endurance, ground-attack variant of the C-130 Hercules transport, fixed-wing aircraft . It carries a wide array of ground-attack weapons that are integrated with sophisticated sensors , navigation , and fire-control systems . Unlike other modern m

#16 Lockheed A-12

The Lockheed A-12 is a high-altitude, Mach   3+ reconnaissance aircraft built for the United States Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) by Lockheed 's Skunk Works , based on the designs of Clarence "Kelly" Johnson . The aircraft was designated A-12, the 12th in a series of internal design efforts for


The SAI KZ IV was a light twin-engined aircraft first built in Denmark in 1944 for use as an air ambulance. KZ IV KZ IV belonging to Danmarks Flymuseum landing at Danish Air Show 2014 Role Air ambulance Type of aircraft National origin Denmark Manufacturer Skandinavisk Aero Industri Designer Viggo K

#18 Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard

The Dassault-Breguet Super Étendard ( Étendard is French for " battle flag ", cognate to English "standard") is a French carrier-borne strike fighter aircraft designed by Dassault-Breguet for service with the French Navy . Attack aircraft by Dassault Super Étendard A Super Étendard at RIAT in 2005.

#19 Boeing 737 MAX

The Boeing 737 MAX is the fourth generation of the Boeing 737 , a narrow-body airliner manufactured by Boeing Commercial Airplanes (BCA), a division of American company Boeing . It succeeds the Boeing 737 Next Generation (NG) and competes with the Airbus A320neo family . The new series was announced

#20 Lockheed P-2 Neptune

The Lockheed P-2 Neptune (designated P2V by the United States Navy prior to September 1962) is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine warfare (ASW) aircraft. It was developed for the US Navy by Lockheed to replace the Lockheed PV-1 Ventura and PV-2 Harpoon , and was replaced in turn by the Lockheed P-

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#1 USS Corregidor

USS Corregidor (AVG/ACV/CVE/CVU-58) was the fourth of fifty Casablanca -class escort carriers built to serve the United States Navy during World War II . Launched in May 1943, and commissioned the following August, she was originally named for Anguilla Bay, in Maurelle Island , in the Alexander Arch

#2 Pacific Theater aircraft carrier operations during World War II

Naval historians such as Evan Mawdsley , Richard Overy , and Craig Symonds concluded that World War II's decisive victories on land could not have been won without decisive victories at sea. [1] [2] [3] Naval battles to keep shipping lanes open for combatant's movement of troops, guns, ammunition, t

#3 HMS Ocean (L12)

HMS Ocean was a Landing Platform Helicopter , formerly the UK's helicopter carrier and the fleet flagship of the Royal Navy . [6] She was designed to support amphibious landing operations and to support the staff of Commander UK Amphibious Force and Commander UK Landing Force. She was constructed in

#4 USS Kwajalein

USS Kwajalein (CVE-98) was the forty-fourth of fifty Casablanca -class escort carriers built for the United States Navy during World War II . She was named after the Battle of Kwajalein , in which American forces captured Kwajalein Atoll . The ship was launched in May 1944, commissioned in June, and

#5 USS Solomons

USS Solomons (CVE-67) was the thirteenth of fifty Casablanca -class escort carriers built for the United States Navy during World War II . She was the first Navy vessel named after the Solomon Islands campaign , a lengthy operation that most famously included the Guadalcanal campaign , albeit she wa

#6 USS Hornet (CV-8)

USS Hornet (CV-8) , the seventh U.S. Navy vessel of that name, was a Yorktown -class aircraft carrier of the United States Navy . During World War II in the Pacific Theater , she launched the Doolittle Raid on Tokyo and participated in the Battle of Midway and the Buin-Faisi-Tonolai raid. In the Sol

#7 USS Hornet (CV-12)

USS Hornet (CV/CVA/CVS-12) is an Essex -class aircraft carrier built for the United States Navy (USN) during World War II . Completed in late 1943, the ship was assigned to the Fast Carrier Task Force (variously designated as Task Force 38 or 58) in the Pacific Ocean , the navy's primary offensive f

#8 USS Manila Bay

USS Manila Bay (CVE-61) was a Casablanca -class escort carrier of the United States Navy . Casablanca-class escort carrier of the US Navy USS Manila Bay (CVE-61) underway whilst operating as an attack carrier in the Pacific, circa 1944. History United States Name Manila Bay Namesake Battle of Manila

#9 USS Yorktown (CV-10)

USS Yorktown (CV/CVA/CVS-10) is one of 24 Essex -class aircraft carriers built during World War II for the United States Navy . Initially to have been named Bonhomme Richard , she was renamed Yorktown while still under construction, after the Yorktown -class aircraft carrier USS   Yorktown   (CV-5)

#10 USS Independence (CV-62)

The fifth USS Independence (CV/CVA-62) was an aircraft carrier of the United States Navy . She was the fourth and final member of the Forrestal class of conventionally powered supercarriers . She entered service in 1959, with much of her early years spent in the Mediterranean Fleet. Decommissioned F

#11 Timeline for aircraft carrier service

Aircraft carriers have their origins during the days of World War I . The earliest experiments consisted of fitting temporary "flying off" platforms to the gun turrets of the warships of several nations, notably the United States and the United Kingdom. The first ship to be modified with a permanent

#12 HMS Formidable (67)

HMS Formidable was an Illustrious -class aircraft carrier ordered for the Royal Navy before the Second World War. After being completed in late 1940, she was briefly assigned to the Home Fleet before being transferred to the Mediterranean Fleet as a replacement for her crippled sister ship Illustrio

#13 USS Lexington (CV-2)

USS Lexington (CV-2) , nicknamed "Lady Lex", [1] was the name ship of her class of two aircraft carriers built for the United States Navy during the 1920s. Originally designed as a battlecruiser , she was converted into one of the Navy's first aircraft carriers during construction to comply with the

#14 USS Nassau (CVE-16)

USS Nassau (CVE-16) (originally AVG-16 then ACV-16 ) was laid down 27 November 1941 by the Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation of Tacoma, Washington , as M.C. Hull No. 234; launched 4 April 1942; sponsored by Mrs. G. H. Hasselman, Tongue Point, Oregon ; acquired by the Navy 1 May, towed to the P

#15 USS America (CV-66)

USS America (CVA/CV-66) was one of three Kitty Hawk -class supercarriers built for the United States Navy in the 1960s. Commissioned in 1965, she spent most of her career in the Atlantic and Mediterranean, but did make three Pacific deployments serving in the Vietnam War . She also served in the Per

#16 HMS Indomitable (92)

HMS Indomitable was a modified Illustrious -class aircraft carrier built for the Royal Navy during World War II. Originally planned to be the fourth of the class, she was redesigned to enable her to operate more aircraft, 48 instead of 36. A second hangar was added above the original, raising the fl

#17 List of aircraft carrier operations during World War II

Naval historians such as Evan Mawdsley , Richard Overy , and Craig Symonds concluded that World War II's decisive victories on land could not have been won without decisive victories at sea. [1] [2] [3] Naval battles to keep shipping lanes open for combatant's movement of troops, guns, ammunition, t

#18 USS Bataan (CVL-29)

USS Bataan (CVL-29/AVT-4) , originally planned as USS Buffalo (CL-99) and also classified as CV-29 , was an 11,000 ton Independence -class light aircraft carrier which was commissioned in the United States Navy during World War II on 17 November 1943. Serving in the Pacific Theatre for the entire wa

#19 USS Sangamon (CVE-26)

USS Sangamon (CVE-26) was a US Navy escort carrier of World War II. Oiler of the United States Navy For other ships with the same name, see USS Sangamon . USS Sangamon History United States Name Esso Trenton Owner Standard Oil Company Builder Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company , Kearny, New J

#20 USS Salamaua

USS Salamaua (CVE-96) was a Casablanca -class escort carrier of the United States Navy . She was named after the invasion of Salamaua , a strategically important village in the New Guinea Theater during World War II , and one of the main targets of the Salamaua–Lae campaign . She served with distinc

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#1 Aer Lingus

Aer Lingus ( / ˌ ɛər ˈ l ɪ ŋ ɡ ə s / air LING -gəs ; an anglicisation of the Irish aerloingeas [ˌeːɾˠˈl̪ˠɪɲɟəsˠ] , meaning "air fleet") [lower-alpha 1] is the flag carrier of Ireland . Founded by the Irish Government, it was privatised between 2006 and 2015 and it is now a wholly owned subsidiary of

#2 Marquette Airlines

Marquette Airlines was an airline that operated regional flights in the midwestern United States from 1938 to 1940. Marquette Airlines IATA ICAO Callsign - - - Commenced operations May 4, 1938 Ceased operations August 15, 1940 Destinations 5 Headquarters St. Louis, Missouri Marquette was founded in

#3 Delta Connection

Delta Connection is a regional airline brand name for Delta Air Lines , under which a number of individually owned regional airlines primarily operate short- and medium-haul routes. Mainline major air carriers often use regional airlines to operate services via code sharing agreements in order to in

#4 Kenmore Air

Kenmore Air Harbor, Inc. , doing business as Kenmore Air , is an American airline with its headquarters on the grounds of Kenmore Air Harbor in Kenmore, Washington , United States, north of Seattle . [3] [4] It operates scheduled and charter seaplane and landplane service to destinations throughout

#5 EAS Airlines

EAS (Executive Airlines Services) Airlines was an airline based in Lagos , Nigeria . Its main base was Murtala Mohammed International Airport , Lagos. [1] EAS Airlines Company Logo IATA ICAO Callsign EXW ECHOLINE Founded 1983 Ceased operations 2006 Hubs Murtala Mohammed International Airport Fleet s

#6 Royal Jet

RoyalJet is an airline based in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates . It is a charter operator aimed at the luxury market between the UAE and Europe . Its main base is Abu Dhabi International Airport , with hubs at Dubai International Airport , King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah , Saudi Ara

#7 Star Alliance

Star Alliance is the world's largest global airline alliance . [2] Founded on 14 May 1997, its CEO is Jeffrey Goh [4] [6] and its headquarters is located in Frankfurt am Main , Germany . [3] As of April   2018 [update] , Star Alliance is the largest of the three global alliances by passenger count w

#8 US Airways

US Airways (formerly USAir ) was a major American airline that operated from 1937 until its merger with American Airlines in 2015. It was originally founded in Pittsburgh as a mail delivery airline called All American Aviation , which soon became a commercial passenger airline. In 1953, it was renam

#9 Berlin European UK

Berlin European UK is a defunct regional UK airline based at Tegel Airport in what used to be West Berlin in the days prior to Germany 's reunification . [1] Berlin European UK IATA ICAO Callsign WZ (former) Founded 1986 Commenced operations 1987 Ceased operations 1991

#10 African Express Airways

African Express Airways is a Somali-owned [2] Kenyan airline with its head office at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Embakasi , Nairobi , Kenya . [3] Somali airline Not to be confused with South African Express Airways . African Express Airways IATA ICAO Callsign XU AXK EXPRESS JET Founded 19

#11 Dominicana de Aviación

Compañía Dominicana de Aviación , usually shortened to Dominicana , was an airline based in the Dominican Republic and served as the flag carrier for the country. The airline flew a 747 for a short time. Dominicana i the late 1980s it leased 2 airbus a300s Not to be confused with PAWA Dominicana . T

#12 National Airlines (1934–1980)

National Airlines was an American airline that operated from 1934 to 1980. [2] For most of its existence the company was headquartered at Miami International Airport , Florida. [3] At its height, National Airlines had a network of "Coast-to-Coast-to-Coast" flights, linking Florida and the Gulf Coast

#13 Niger Airlines

Niger Airlines is a Nigerien flag carrier based in Niamey . The airline was founded in 2012 to replace services of defunct Air Niger . [1] It started services in 2014. Its main hub is located at Diori Hamani International Airport . It is not to be confused with Niger Airways , also based in Niamey.

#14 LOT Polish Airlines

LOT Polish Airlines , legally incorporated as Polskie Linie Lotnicze LOT S.A. ( Polish pronunciation:   [lɔt] , flight ), is the flag carrier of Poland . [6] Established in 1928, LOT was a founding member of IATA and remains one of the world's oldest airlines in operation. [2] With a fleet of 75 air

#15 RoyalJet

Royal Jet LLC , typically referred to as RoyalJet , is an airline based in Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates . [3] It is a charter operator aimed at the luxury market between the UAE and Europe . [ citation needed ] RoyalJet has operating bases at Abu Dhabi International Airport , Al Bateen Executive

#16 Mokulele Airlines

Southern Airways Express , doing business as Mokulele Airlines, [2] is an American commuter airline operating in Hawaii . [3] The airline operates scheduled inter-island and charter flights among all Hawaiian islands with airports. Mokulele Airlines was the first FAA Part 135 Scheduled Airline to ha

#17 Beijing Capital Airlines

Beijing Capital Airlines ( Chinese : 首都航空 ; pinyin : Shǒudū Hángkōng ), operating as Capital Airlines , is a Chinese low-cost airline based in Beijing Daxing International Airport . It is a subsidiary of Hainan Airlines . Airline Not to be confused with Beijing Airlines, a charter subsidiary of Air

#18 Invicta International Airlines

Invicta International Airlines Ltd was a charter airline based at Manston Airport in the United Kingdom. It operated non-scheduled passenger and freight services between 1965 and 1982. UK charter airline Invicta International Airlines IATA ICAO Callsign IM "India Mike" or "Invicta" Founded 1964 Comm

#19 Spirit Airlines

Spirit Airlines Inc. (stylized as spirit ) is a major American ultra-low-cost carrier headquartered in Miramar, Florida , in the Miami metropolitan area . Spirit operates scheduled flights throughout the United States and in the Caribbean and Latin America. Spirit was the eighth largest passenger ca

#20 Air France–KLM

Air France–KLM S.A. , also known as Air France–KLM Group , is a Franco-Dutch airline holding company incorporated under French law with its headquarters at Charles de Gaulle Airport in Tremblay-en-France , near Paris. The group has offices in Montreuil , Seine-Saint-Denis, Paris, and in Amstelveen ,

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#1 Gas balloon

A gas balloon is a balloon that rises and floats in the air because it is filled with a gas lighter than air (such as helium or hydrogen ). When not in flight, it is tethered to prevent it from flying away and is sealed at the bottom to prevent the escape of gas. A gas balloon may also be called a C

#2 Lebaudy Morning Post

The Lebaudy Morning Post was a French semi-rigid airship built for the British Army in Moisson , France, by manufacturers Lebaudy Frères . The airship was commissioned by the newspaper The Morning Post , who created a fund to purchase the airship and present it to the British Army. The airship's env

#3 Project Strato-Lab

Project Strato-Lab was a high-altitude manned balloon program sponsored by the United States Navy during the 1950s and early 1960s. The Strato-Lab program lifted the first Americans into the upper reaches of the stratosphere since World War II. Project Strato-Lab developed out of the Navy's unmanned

#4 List of Zeppelins

This is a complete list of Zeppelins constructed by the German Zeppelin companies from 1900 until 1938. Other rigid airships that are also sometimes referred to as zeppelins but not built by Zeppelin are not included. For other uses of "Zeppelin", see Zeppelin (disambiguation) . This article needs a

#5 Zeppelin

A Zeppelin is a type of rigid airship named after the German inventor Count Ferdinand von Zeppelin ( German pronunciation: [ˈt͡sɛpəliːn] ) who pioneered rigid airship development at the beginning of the 20th century. Zeppelin's notions were first formulated in 1874 [1] and developed in detail in 189

#6 QinetiQ 1

QinetiQ 1 was a balloon designed to set a new world altitude record for manned balloon flight of around 40   km (25 miles, 132,000 feet). The balloon was named after the main sponsors, QinetiQ (formerly part of DERA, the British Defence Evaluation and Research Agency ). QinetiQ 1 Type High altitude

#7 Balloon (aeronautics)

In aeronautics , a balloon is an unpowered aerostat , which remains aloft or floats due to its buoyancy . A balloon may be free, moving with the wind, or tethered to a fixed point. It is distinct from an airship , which is a powered aerostat that can propel itself through the air in a controlled man

#8 Italia (airship)

The Italia was a semi-rigid airship belonging to the Italian Air Force . It was designed by Italian engineer and General Umberto Nobile who flew the dirigible in his second series of flights around the North Pole . The Italia crashed in 1928, with one confirmed fatality from the crash, one fatality

#9 Zeppelin LZ 32

M2-class zeppelin LZ 32 , given tactical number L 7 , was a rigid airship operated by the Kaiserliche Marine , which flew 164 times, including 77 reconnaissance missions over the North Sea, with several unsuccessful attempts to attack English coastal towns. Brought down on 4 May 1916 by anti-aircraf

#10 List of airship accidents

The following is a partial list of airship accidents . This list is incomplete ; you can help by adding missing items . ( July 2013 ) This transport-related list is incomplete ; you can help by adding missing items . ( October 2021 ) This article needs additional citations for verification . ( July

#11 Schütte-Lanz SL 11

The Schütte-Lanz SL 11 was a German military dirigible built in 1916 by Luftschiffbau Schütte-Lanz . It was the first German airship to be shot down while bombing England. German airship in the First World War Silhouette of SL 11 History German Empire Name SL 11 Operator German Army Builder Luftschi

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#1 330th Bombardment Group (VH)

The 330th Bombardment Group ("Empire Busters") was a bomber group of the United States Army Air Forces during World War II . It was formed on 1 July 1942 at Salt Lake City Army Air Base, Utah . Initially, the group was equipped with the Consolidated B-24 Liberator , and served as a training unit wit

#2 Jagdgeschwader 26

Jagdgeschwader 26 (JG   26) Schlageter was a German fighter - wing of World War II . It was named after Albert Leo Schlageter , a World War I veteran, Freikorps member, and posthumous Nazi martyr, arrested and executed by the French for sabotage in 1923. The wing fought predominantly against the Wes

#3 List of LTV A-7 Corsair II operators

The following is a list of operators of the LTV A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft.

#4 No. 183 Squadron RAF

No. 183 (Gold Coast) Squadron RAF was a Royal Air Force Squadron that was a fighter-bomber unit in World War II . Defunct flying squadron of the Royal Air Force No. 183 (Gold Coast) Squadron RAF Active 1 November 1942 – 15 November 1945 Country United Kingdom Branch Royal Air Force Nickname(s) Gold

#5 35th Fighter Squadron

The 35th Fighter Squadron is a United States Air Force unit, assigned to the 8th Operations Group , stationed at Kunsan Air Base , South Korea. The squadron operates the General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft conducting air superiority missions. United States Air Force combat squadron 35th F

#6 149 Squadron (Israel)

149 Squadron , often referred to as the Smashing [1] or Shattering Parrot [2] ( Hebrew : התוכי המנפץ ) squadron is a former unit of the Israeli Air Force . Active from 1976 to 1991, the squadron flew the A-4 Skyhawk and IAI Kfir . 149 Squadron Active 1976–1991 Country   Israel Branch   Israeli Air F

#7 23rd Fighter Group

The 23rd Fighter Group (23 FG) is a United States Air Force unit. It is assigned to the 23rd Wing and stationed at Moody Air Force Base , Georgia. For the "23rd Fighter Group" that existed from 1997 to 2006, see 23rd Wing . 23rd Fighter Group 23rd Fighter Group A-10C Thunderbolt II attached to the 3

#8 Jagdstaffel 55

Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 55 , commonly abbreviated to Jasta 55 , was a "hunting group" (i.e., fighter squadron) of the Luftstreitkräfte , the air arm of the Imperial German Army during World War I . The squadron scored at least eight aerial victories during the war. The unit's victories came at th

#9 Second VA-54 (U.S. Navy)

Attack Squadron 54 (VA-54) was an attack squadron of the U.S. Navy . Originally established as Bomber Fighter Squadron VBF-153 on 26 March 1945, redesignated Fighter Squadron VF-61A (VF-16A) on 15 November 1946, redesignated VF-152 on 15 July 1948, and VF-54 on 15 February 1950. It was finally redes

#10 137th Special Operations Wing

The 137th Special Operations Wing is a unit of the Oklahoma Air National Guard located at Will Rogers Air National Guard Base , Oklahoma. If activated to federal service, the wing is gained by Air Force Special Operations Command . During World War II, its predecessor, the 404th Fighter Group , flyi

#11 Jagdstaffel 36

Royal Prussian Jagdstaffel 36 , commonly abbreviated to Jasta 36 , was a "hunting group" (i.e., fighter squadron) of the Luftstreitkräfte , the air arm of the Imperial German Army during World War I . The unit would score 123 confirmed aerial victories during the war, including 11 enemy observation

#12 Jagdgeschwader 5

Jagdgeschwader 5 (JG 5) was a German Luftwaffe fighter wing during World War II . It was created to operate in the far north of Europe, namely Norway , Scandinavia and northern parts of Finland , all nearest the Arctic Ocean , with Luftflotte 5 , created specifically to be based in occupied Norway ,

#13 No. 307 Polish Night Fighter Squadron

No. 307 (Polish) Squadron , also known as No. 307 (City of Lwów) Squadron ( Polish : 307 Dywizjon Myśliwski Nocny "Lwowskich Puchaczy" ) was one of several Polish squadrons in the Royal Air Force (RAF) during the Second World War . It was formed as part of an agreement between the Polish Government

#14 370th Fighter Group

The 370th Fighter Group was a unit of the Ninth Air Force that was located in the European Theater of Operations during World War II . [1] [2] 370th Fighter Group 370th Fighter Group P-38 Lightning Texas Jewell II Country   United States Branch United States Army Air Forces Motto(s) Militat quasi ti

#15 474th Tactical Fighter Squadron

The 474th Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron is an inactive United States Air Force unit. Its first predecessor is the 474th Bombardment Squadron , which served as a medium bomber training unit from 1942 to 1944, when it was disbanded in a reorganization of Army Air Forces training units. 474th Ta

#16 7th Fighter Training Squadron

The 7th Fighter Squadron is an active United States Air Force unit, assigned to the 1st Operations Group . [1] It is stationed at Langley Air Force Base , Virginia. [4] 7th Fighter Training Squadron 7th Fighter Squadron F-22A Raptor takes off from Holloman AFB [note 1] Active 1941–2006; 2008–2014; 2

#17 No. 2 Squadron RAF

Number 2 Squadron , also known as No. II (Army Co-operation) Squadron , is the most senior squadron of the Royal Air Force . [3] It is currently equipped with the Eurofighter Typhoon FGR4 at RAF Lossiemouth , Moray , since reforming there on 12 January 2015. Flying squadron of the Royal Air Force No

#18 146th Airlift Wing

The 146th Airlift Wing (146 AW) is a unit of the California Air National Guard , stationed at Channel Islands Air National Guard Station , Oxnard, California. If activated to federal service, the Wing is gained by the United States Air Force Air Mobility Command . Unit of the California Air National

#19 Jagdgeschwader 2

Jagdgeschwader 2 (JG   2) "Richthofen" was a German fighter wing during World War II . JG   2 operated the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and Focke-Wulf Fw 190 single-seat, single-engine Interceptor aircraft . This article is about the Second World War military unit. For the First World War military unit, see

#20 355th Fighter Squadron

The 355th Fighter Squadron , nicknamed the Fightin' Falcons , is a United States Air Force unit stationed at Eielson Air Force Base , Alaska. It is an active-duty unit assigned to the 354th Fighter Wing and operates the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II . The squadron is tasked with the Suppression

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Design / Design

#1 Helicopter

A helicopter is a type of rotorcraft in which lift and thrust are supplied by horizontally spinning rotors . This allows the helicopter to take off and land vertically , to hover , and to fly forward, backward and laterally. These attributes allow helicopters to be used in congested or isolated area

#2 Tony Fairbrother

Anthony James Fairbrother (4 May 1926, Coventry – 7 December 2004) was an English engineer who was the flight-test engineer on the maiden flight of the de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 , the world's first jet airliner , in 1949. [1] [2] A de Havilland DH.106 Comet 1 jet airliner in 1953. Tony Fairbrother

#3 AI Mark IV radar

Radar, Airborne Interception, Mark IV ( AI Mk. IV ), produced by USA as SCR-540 , was the world's first operational air-to-air radar system . Early Mk. III units appeared in July 1940 on converted Bristol Blenheim light bombers , while the definitive Mk. IV reached widespread availability on the Bri

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Designer / Designer

#1 M. Y. S. Prasad

M.Y.S. Prasad [3] is an Indian scientist and the former director [4] of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre Sriharikota Range [5] (SDSC-SHAR). Govt. of India’s Civilian Award Padma Shri for the year 2014 for his distinguished service in Science and Technology. This biographical article is written like a

#2 Milton Silveira

Milton Antone Silveira (4 May 1929 – 11 July 2013) [1] was an American aerospace engineer , pilot and academic, serving as NASA 's Chief Engineer between 1983 and 1986. [2] He was involved in numerous crewed spaceflight programs, including Mercury , Gemini and Apollo , [1] and also contributed to th

#3 Manas Bihari Verma

Manas Bihari Verma (29 July 1943 – 4 May 2021) was an Indian aeronautical scientist instrumental in the development of the light combat aircraft , Tejas . In 2018, he was conferred the Padma Sri civilian honour by the President of India . After his retirement he launched Mobile Science Lab aimed at

#4 Albert William Baker

Albert William Baker (May 4, 1918 – March 6, 2008) was a Canadian aviator and aeronautical engineer . He was inducted into Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame in 2000. [1] Canadian aviator and aeronautical engineer Albert William Baker Born ( 1918-05-04 ) May 4, 1918 Montreal, Quebec , Canada Died March

#5 Jerrie Mock

Geraldine " Jerrie " Fredritz Mock (November 22, 1925 – September 30, 2014) was an American pilot and the first woman to fly solo around the world . [2] She flew a single engine Cessna 180 (registered N1538C) christened the "Spirit of Columbus" and nicknamed "Charlie." [3] [4] The trip began March 1

#6 Sophie Blanchard

Sophie Blanchard (25 March 1778 – 6 July 1819 [1] ), commonly referred to as Madame Blanchard and is also known by many combinations of her maiden and married names, including Madeleine-Sophie Blanchard , Marie Madeleine-Sophie Blanchard , Marie Sophie Armant and Madeleine-Sophie Armant Blanchard ,

#7 List of pilots awarded an Aviator's Certificate by the Royal Aero Club in 1914

The Royal Aero Club issued Aviators Certificates from 1910. These were internationally recognised under the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale .

#8 Ralph Marcus Hare

Ralph Marcus Hare (1914-2009) was a British aircraft engineer. [1] He was a longtime engineer at the aviation firm de Havilland and worked on the production and development of the de Havilland Mosquito . This article has multiple issues. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk pag

#9 Leslie Hamilton

Flying Officer Leslie Hamilton MBE , DFC , was a British First World War flying ace credited with six aerial victories. He disappeared while attempting the first non-stop east–west flight across the Atlantic Ocean. His Fokker F.VIIa , named St. Raphael , was last seen over the mid-Atlantic by oil ta

#10 Louis Charles Breguet

Louis Charles Breguet (2 January 1880 in Paris – 4 May 1955 in Saint-Germain-en-Laye , Île-de-France ) was a French aircraft designer and builder, one of the early aviation pioneers . French aircraft designer and builder For the Grande école formerly known as the Breguet School, see ESIEE . Louis Br

#11 List of pilots awarded an Aviator's Certificate by the Aéro-Club de France in 1910

The Aéro-Club de France issued Aviators Certificates from 1909. These were internationally recognised under the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale .

#12 Géo André

Georges Yvan "Géo" André (13 August 1889 – 4 May 1943) [3] was a French track and field athlete and rugby union player. As an athlete he competed at the 1908 , 1912 , 1920 and 1924 Summer Olympics in various events, including long jump , high jump , 400 m sprint, 110 and 400 m hurdles, pentathlon an

#13 André Lefèbvre

André Lefebvre (19 August 1894 – 4 May 1964) was a French automobile engineer. French automobile engineer For the Roman Catholic bishop, see André Lefebvre (bishop) . For people with a similar name, see André Lefèvre (disambiguation) . André René Lefebvre was born in Louvres , France (North of Paris

#14 Donald Beatty

Donald Croom Beatty (April 11, 1900 – July 12, 1980) was an American aviator, explorer, and inventor. American aviator, explorer, and inventor For the American judge, see Donald W. Beatty . Beatty was the son of Isaac Beatty, Jr and Hughie Duffee Beatty of Birmingham, Alabama (United States). He beg

#15 Hans Georg Friedrich Groß

Hans Georg Friedrich Groß , (4 May 1860 – 27 February 1924), was a German balloonist and airship constructor. [1] "Hans Groß" redirects here. For the Austrian jurist and criminologist, see Hans Gross . Hans Georg Friedrich Groß Born ( 1860-05-04 ) 4 May 1860 Samter Died 27 February 1924 (1924-02-27)

#16 Chen Qiufa

Chen Qiufa ( Chinese : 陈 求 发 ; born December 1954) is a Chinese aerospace engineer and politician of Miao ethnic heritage . [1] He is the Communist Party Secretary and the former Governor of Liaoning province. He formerly served as Director of the China Atomic Energy Authority , Director of the Chin

#17 Bernard Ziegler

Bernard Ziegler (12 March 1933 – 4 May 2021) [1] was a French pilot and engineer, who served in Airbus as senior vice president for engineering, well known for his evangelical zeal for the application of the fly-by-wire system in the Airbuses. He was the son of Airbus founder Henri Ziegler . French

#18 Park Kyung-won

Park Kyung-won (24 June 1901 – 7 August 1933) was, along with Kwon Ki-ok of the Republic of China Air Force , one of the earliest Korean female aviators . Though it is generally agreed that Kwon was the first female pilot, Park is still recognised as the first Korean female civilian pilot , as Kwon

#19 Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson CBE (born 1 July 1903 – disappeared 5 January 1941) was a pioneering English pilot who was the first woman to fly solo from London to Australia . This article is about the British aviator. For other uses, see Amy Johnson (disambiguation) . British aviator (1903–1941) Amy Johnson CBE Amy

#20 Pierre Satre

Pierre Satre (4 May 1909 – 12 July 1980) was a French engineer, and the chief designer of the Anglo-French Aérospatiale-BAC Concorde . [1]

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Engine / Engine

#1 RAF 4

The RAF 4 was a British air-cooled , V12 engine developed for aircraft use during World War I . Based on the eight–cylinder RAF 1 it was designed by the Royal Aircraft Factory but produced by the two British companies of Daimler and Siddeley-Deasy . The RAF 5 was a pusher version of the same engine.

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Event / Event

#1 2002 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2002: Wikimedia list article Years in aviation : 1999   2000   2001   2002   2003   2004   2005 Centuries : 20th century   ·   21st century   ·   22nd century Decades : 1970s   1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s   2020s   2030s Years : 1999   2000   2001   2

#2 Luxair Flight 9642

Luxair Flight 9642 was a scheduled international passenger flight from Berlin , Germany , to Luxembourg City , Luxembourg , operated by Luxembourg national airline Luxair . On 6 November 2002, the aircraft operating the flight, a Fokker 50 registered as LX-LGB, lost control and crashed onto a field

#3 Aeroflot accidents and incidents in the 1980s

Following is a list of accidents and incidents experienced by Aeroflot during the 1980s. The deadliest accident the carrier experienced in this decade occurred in July   1985   ( 1985-07 ) , when Flight 7425 , a Tupolev Tu-154B-2 , stalled en route and crashed near Uchkuduk , then located in the Uzb

#4 1969 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1969: Years in aviation : 1966   1967   1968   1969   1970   1971   1972 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1930s   1940s   1950s   1960s   1970s   1980s   1990s Years : 1966   1967   1968   1969   1970   1971   19

#5 1948 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1948: Years in aviation : 1945   1946   1947   1948   1949   1950   1951 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1910s   1920s   1930s   1940s   1950s   1960s   1970s Years : 1945   1946   1947   1948   1949   1950   19

#6 Aeroflot accidents and incidents in the 1970s

Aeroflot , the Soviet Union 's national carrier , experienced a number of serious accidents and incidents during the 1970s. The airline's worst accident during the decade took place in August   1979   ( 1979-08 ) , when two Tupolev Tu-134s were involved in a mid-air collision over the Ukrainian city

#7 1999 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1999: Years in aviation : 1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   2002 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1960s   1970s   1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s   2020s Years : 1996   1997   1998   1999   2000   2001   20

#8 List of accidents and incidents involving airliners by airline (A–C)

This list of accidents and incidents involving airliners by airline summarizes airline accidents and all kinds of minor incidents by airline company with flight number, location, date, aircraft type, and cause. This article needs additional citations for verification . ( June 2012 ) JetBlue Flight 2

#9 1959 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1959: Years in aviation : 1956   1957   1958   1959   1960   1961   1962 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1920s   1930s   1940s   1950s   1960s   1970s   1980s Years : 1956   1957   1958   1959   1960   1961   19

#10 List of accidents and incidents involving military aircraft (1950–1954)

This is a list of notable accidents and incidents involving military aircraft grouped by the year in which the accident or incident occurred. Not all of the aircraft were in operation at the time. Combat losses are not included except for a very few cases denoted by singular circumstances. This tran

#11 1925 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1925. This article needs additional citations for verification . ( December 2010 ) The areas of the world covered by commercial aviation in 1925 Years in aviation : 1922   1923   1924   1925   1926   1927   1928 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th cent

#12 List of accidents and incidents involving the Vickers Viscount

As World War II came to a close the British government realised that it was going to have to drastically change its air manufacturing industry to avoid becoming dependent on American aircraft companies. To address this issue the Brabazon Committee was formed in 1943 to investigate the future needs o

#13 EAS Airlines Flight 4226

EAS Airlines Flight 4226 was a scheduled domestic passenger flight from Kano to Lagos , Nigeria . On 4 May 2002, the aircraft serving the route, a BAC One-Eleven 525FT with 69 passengers and 8 crew members on board, crashed into Gwammaja Quarters, a densely-populated residential area located approxi

#14 List of air show accidents and incidents in the 21st century

This is a year-by-year list of aviation accidents that have occurred at airshows worldwide in the 21st century. F-16 Ejection at Mountain Home, Idaho September 15, 2003 This article contains dynamic lists that may never be able to satisfy particular standards for completeness. You can help by adding

#15 1961 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1961: Years in aviation : 1958   1959   1960   1961   1962   1963   1964 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1930s   1940s   1950s   1960s   1970s   1980s   1990s Years : 1958   1959   1960   1961   1962   1963   19

#16 2014 in aviation

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2014 : Mediterranean Sea (16 March 2014) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 prepares to land on the flight deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Ramage (DDG 61). Ramage is on a scheduled deployment suppor

#17 2002 Shangri-La Air Twin Otter Crash

On 22 August 2002, a Shangri-La Air DHC-6 Twin Otter crashed against a hill 5 kilometers south-east of Pokhara , which was completely clouded following three days of continuous rains. [1] Shangri-La Air Twin Otter Crash [1] The aircraft, 9N-AFR, one year prior to the incident Accident Date 22 August

#18 List of aircraft shootdowns

This is a list of aircraft shootdowns , dogfights and other incidents during wars since World War II . An aircraft shootdown occurs when an aircraft is struck by a projectile launched or fired from another aircraft or from the ground (see anti-aircraft warfare ) which causes the targeted aircraft to

#19 1932 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1932: Years in aviation : 1929   1930   1931   1932   1933   1934   1935 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1900s   1910s   1920s   1930s   1940s   1950s   1960s Years : 1929   1930   1931   1932   1933   1934   19

#20 1987 in aviation

This is a list of aviation -related events from 1987: Years in aviation : 1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   1990 Centuries : 19th century   ·   20th century   ·   21st century Decades : 1950s   1960s   1970s   1980s   1990s   2000s   2010s Years : 1984   1985   1986   1987   1988   1989   19

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Glider / Glider

#1 Rolladen-Schneider LS4

The Rolladen-Schneider LS4 is a Standard Class single seat glider manufactured by Rolladen-Schneider Flugzeugbau GmbH between 1980 and 2003. Single seat German glider 1980 This article includes a list of general references , but it lacks sufficient corresponding inline citations . ( December 2012 )

#2 Glide bomb

A glide bomb or stand-off bomb is a standoff weapon with flight control surfaces to give it a flatter, gliding flight path than that of a conventional bomb without such surfaces. This allows it to be released at a distance from the target rather than right over it, allowing a successful attack witho

#3 VSS Enterprise

VSS Enterprise ( tail number : N339SS [1] ) was the first SpaceShipTwo (SS2) spaceplane , built by Scaled Composites for Virgin Galactic . As of 2004, it was planned to be the first of five commercial suborbital SS2 spacecraft planned by Virgin Galactic. [2] [3] [ needs update ] It was also the firs

#4 Fauvel AV.45

The Fauvel AV.45 was an unorthodox motor glider produced in France in the 1960s and 1970s. Like other Charles Fauvel designs, it was a tailless aircraft, in this case inspired by the work that German firms had done on producing motorised versions of his AV.36 design. The prototype of the AV.45 was a

#5 Gliding Heritage Centre

The Gliding Heritage Centre (GHC) is a collection of vintage gliders based at Lasham Airfield , Hampshire, UK. [1] [2] [3] British glider museum Gliding Heritage Centre Manuel Crested Wren on display Location Lasham Airfield , Hampshire Type Aviation museum Website www .glidingheritage .org .uk

#6 Hirth Hi 21

The Hirth Hi   21 was a multi-purpose two seat side-by-side configuration training glider , designed and built in Germany during World War II . It had a retractable undercarriage and wings of variable sweep to accommodate centre of gravity changes. Only one was completed but was heavily used immedia

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Helicopter / Helicopter

#1 Eurocopter Tiger

The Eurocopter Tiger is a four-blade, twin-engine attack helicopter which first entered service in 2003. It is manufactured by Airbus Helicopters (formerly Eurocopter), which arose from the merger of Aérospatiale 's and DASA 's respective helicopter divisions. Airbus Helicopters designates it as the

#2 Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota

The Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters ) UH-72 Lakota is a twin-engine helicopter with a single, four-bladed main rotor. The UH-72 is a militarized version of the Eurocopter EC145 , built by American Eurocopter (now Airbus Helicopters, Inc. ), a division of Airbus Group, Inc. Light utility multipurp

#3 Sikorsky X2

The Sikorsky X2 is an experimental high-speed compound helicopter with coaxial rotors developed by Sikorsky Aircraft . Experimental high-speed compound helicopter X2 Sikorsky X2 Demonstrator Role Experimental compound helicopter Type of aircraft Manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft / Schweizer Aircraft Fi

#4 Boeing CH-47 Chinook

The Boeing CH-47 Chinook is a tandem rotor helicopter developed by American rotorcraft company Vertol and manufactured by Boeing Vertol . The Chinook is a heavy-lift helicopter that is among the heaviest lifting Western helicopters. Its name, Chinook, is from the Native American Chinook people of Or

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Manufacturer / Manufacturer

#1 Bréguet Aviation

The Société des Ateliers d'Aviation Louis Bréguet also known as Bréguet Aviation was a French aircraft manufacturer. Société des Ateliers d'Aviation Louis Bréguet Industry Aerospace Founded 1911 Founder Louis Charles Bréguet Defunct 1971 Fate Merged with Dassault Successor Avions Marcel Dassault-Bré

#2 Lebaudy Frères

Lebaudy Frères was a French sugar producer based in Moisson , France. In addition to sugar, they also made a series of semi-rigid airships in the early years of the twentieth century, some of which saw service with several European armies. French sugar producer and manufacturer of semi-rigid airship

#3 Stinson Aircraft Company

The Stinson Aircraft Company was an aircraft manufacturing company in the United States between the 1920s and the 1950s. Defunct American aircraft manufacturer Stinson Aircraft Company Industry Aerospace Founded 1920 ; 102   years ago   ( 1920 ) Founders Eddie Stinson Defunct 1948   ( 1948 ) Fate De

#4 Rolls-Royce Limited

Rolls-Royce was a British luxury car and later an aero-engine manufacturing business established in 1904 in Manchester , United Kingdom by the partnership of Charles Rolls and Henry Royce . Building on Royce's reputation established with his cranes they quickly developed a reputation for superior en

#5 Symphony Aircraft Industries

Symphony Aircraft Industries (SAI) was a light aircraft manufacturer based in Trois-Rivières , Quebec , Canada . [1] Symphony Aircraft Industries Type Private Industry Aerospace Founded December 2003 Fate Bankrupt 22 January 2007 Headquarters Trois-Rivières , Quebec , Canada Key people Paul Costanzo

#6 J. Samuel White

J. Samuel White was a British shipbuilding firm based in Cowes , taking its name from John Samuel White (1838–1915). British shipbuilders J. Samuel White Type Private company Industry Shipbuilding Founded 1763 (roots) 1815 (official) Defunct 1981 Headquarters Cowes , Isle of Wight It came to promine

#7 General Electric

General Electric Company ( GE ) is an American multinational conglomerate founded in 1892, and incorporated in New York state and headquartered in Boston . American multinational conglomerate "GE" redirects here. For other uses, see GE (disambiguation) . Not to be confused with the former British Ge

#8 GE Aviation Systems

GE Aviation Systems (formerly Smiths Aerospace ) is an American aerospace engineering , aircraft engine and aircraft parts manufacturer. GE Aviation Systems Type Subsidiary Industry Engineering Founded January   3, 1963 ; 59 years ago   ( 1963-01-03 ) Headquarters Cincinnati , Ohio , United States N

#9 GE Aviation

GE Aviation , a subsidiary of General Electric , is headquartered in Evendale, Ohio , outside Cincinnati . GE Aviation is among the top aircraft engine suppliers, and offers engines for the majority of commercial aircraft . GE Aviation is part of the General Electric conglomerate , which is one of t

#10 Hiller Aircraft

Hiller Aircraft Company was founded in 1942 as Hiller Industries by Stanley Hiller to develop helicopters. Hiller Aircraft Company Lockheed's Covert "Advanced Projects" Facility at Hiller Aircraft (Menlo Park, CA) Industry Aerospace Founded 1942   ( 1942 ) Founders Stanley Hiller Headquarters Fireba

#11 Lancair

Lancair International, Inc. (pronounced "lance-air" ) is a U.S. manufacturer of general aviation aircraft kits. They are well known for their series of high-performance single-engine aircraft that offer cruise speeds that surpass many twin-engine turboprop designs. Along with the Glasair series, the

#12 Pilatus Aircraft

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd. is an aerospace manufacturer located in Stans , Switzerland . In June 2016, the company employed 1,905 people. [2] Aircraft manufacturer located in Switzerland Pilatus Aircraft Industry Aerospace Founded 10 December 1939 Headquarters Stans , Switzerland Area served worldwide Ke

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Weapon / Weapon

#1 5"/54 caliber Mark 45 gun

The 127 mm (5")/54 caliber (Mk 45) lightweight gun is a U.S. naval artillery gun mount consisting of a 127   mm (5   in) L54 Mark 19 gun on the Mark 45 mount. [1] It was designed and built by United Defense , a company later acquired by BAE Systems Land & Armaments , which continued manufacture. "5"

#2 Oerlikon GDF

The Oerlikon GDF [4] or Oerlikon 35   mm twin cannon is a towed anti-aircraft gun made by Oerlikon Contraves (renamed as Rheinmetall Air Defence AG following the merger with Rheinmetall in 2009). The system was originally designated as 2 ZLA/353 ML but this was later changed to GDF-001 . It was deve

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