- 1993 in aviation
This is a list of
aviation-related events from 1993:
* The 1,000th
Boeing 747comes off the production line 26 years after the first 747 was built.
* the last
F-86 Sabre(a Bolivian Air Forcemachine) is withdrawn from service amongst the world's air forces
February 10- McDonnell Douglasproduces its 10,000th aircraft
February 27- The USAFbegins supply drops into Bosnia
General Dynamicssells the rights to the F-16 Fighting Falconto Lockheed
March 15- Iranian Air Forcebombers attack a hospital in Raniya, Iraq.
March 24- South Africaabandons 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 Kingdomreviews 70 Royal Air Forceaircraft on the ground in celebration of the air force's 75th anniversary. A mass flypastis cancelled due to poor weather.
April 9- USAF aircraft attack and destroy an Iraqi anti-aircraftbattery
April 18- USAF aircraft attack and destroy an Iraqi radar station
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 Forceflies open skiesmissions over Luftwaffebases
September 17- the F/A-18 Hornetlogs its 2 millionth flying hour - achieved in only ten years of operations.
March 11- Airbus A321
April 2- Fokker F70
July 10- Bell Eagle Eye
December 18- Sukhoi Su-34
December 21- Cessna Citation X
July 14- C-17 Globemaster III
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