1991 in aviation

1991 in aviation

in?=in aviation
cp=19th Century
c=20th century
cf=21st century

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1991:



*January 16 - Eastern Air Lines is dissolved after 64 years of operation. Many of its remaining assets are parceled out to American and Continental.

*January 17 - US-led forces attack Iraq in a massive air assault after a United Nations deadline for the withdrawal of Iraqi troops from occupied Kuwait passes unheeded.


* February 1 USAir (now US Airways) Boeing 737 collides with Fairchild Metro III on a runway in Los Angeles International Airport. Thirty-four were killed.
* February 28 - The US calls a ceasefire in Iraq, with airpower having neutralized practically all of the country's ability to make war.


* May 26 - Lauda Air Boeing 767 crashes in Uthai Thani province, Thailand minutes after takeoff from Don Mueang International Airport in Bangkok. 223 people died.


* June 17 - Alaska Airlines commences services to the Soviet Union


* July 8 - a US Navy F/A-18 Hornet is forced to shoot down an E-2 Hawkeye after its crew abandons it following an engine fire


* October 29 - a Royal Australian Air Force Boeing 707-368C Registered A20-103 conducting an asymmetric flight demonstration crashes into the Pacific Ocean 43Km South of East Sale, Victoria, Australia


* December 4 - Pan Am, bankrupt since August 11, is finally dissolved after 64 years of operation.

First flights


* February 13 - Swearingen SJ-30


* April 27 - Eurocopter Tiger
* April 29 - Cessna CitationJet


* May 10 - Canadair Regional Jet
* May 31 - Pilatus PC-12


* June 18 - BAe RJ70


* September 15 - C-17 Globemaster III


* October 25 - Airbus A340

Entered service

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