- 1997 in aviation
This is a list of
aviation-related events from 1997:
British Airwaysadopts a new livery which consists of a revised logoand around 20 different ethnic tailfins featuring art and designs representing many countries around the world.
March 17– May 28 Linda Finch, pilot, aviation historian, and San Antonio, Texasbusinesswoman, flying a restored and specially equipped 62-year-old Lockheed L-10 Electra, recreates the 1937 Amelia Earhartflight to circumnavigate the globe solo. Her attempt was successful, taking 73 days. She touched down in Oakland, California.
August 1- Boeingand McDonnell Douglascomplete merger forming The Boeing Company.
August 6- Korean Air Flight 801crashes in Guamon landing approach. Killing 228 people.
September 8- The Boeing777-300 is rolled out. At 73 metres (242 feet) it is the longest airliner ever built. This title will be claimed by the Airbus A340-600 in 2001.
September 15- September 21- World Air Games in Turkey(among others, consisting of 10th FAI World Rally Flying Championship)
September 26- Garuda Indonesia Flight 152crashes in Medan, Indonesia. Killing all 234 passengers and crew.
August 22- AASI Jetcruzer 500
October 16- Boeing777-300
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