2002 in aviation


2002 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 2002:

Events

A depression in North American commercial aviation begins in the aftermath of economic recession and the September 11 attacks.

January

*January 5 Cessna 172 with the pilot high-school student Charles J. Bishop crashed it into the side of the Bank of America Tower in downtown Tampa, Florida. The impact killed the teenager and damaged an office room.

March

*March 4 - Ansett (Mark II) permanently ceases operations.
*March 8 - A Portuguese Air Force 201 Squadron F-16 crashes in Monte Real while landing, killing the pilot.
*March 31 - Swiss International Air Lines begins operations, taking over many routes from bankrupt Swissair.

April

*April 9 - A Portuguese Air Force 552 Squadron Alouette III crashes, killing the three crewman.
*April 15 - Air China Flight 129 a Boeing 767, crashes at a mountainside near Busan. 128 of 166 on board are killed.
*April 18 The crash happened when a Rockwell Commander A112 crashed on 17:48 (local time)into the upper floors of the Pirelli Tower. The crash killed the pilot Fasulos and four others in the building. Sixty more people sustained injuries in the building and on the ground.

July

*July 7-14 - the 15th FAI World Precision Flying Championship in Zagreb, Croatia. Individual winners: 1. Lubos Hajek (Czech Republic, Cessna 152), 2. Janusz Darocha (Poland, Cessna 152), 3. Predrag Crnko (Croatia, Cessna 150). Team winners: 1. Czech Republic, 2. Poland, 3. Croatia.
*July 17 - Midway Airlines suspends operations.
*July 25 Su-27 fighter plane crashes into a crowd of spectators at an air show in Sknyliv near Lviv, Ukraine killing 77.
*July 29 - Vanguard Airlines ceases operations. The next day it files for reorganization under Chapter 11 of US bankruptcy law.
*July-December Italian conservationist and pilot Mr. Angelo d'Arrigo, guided a flock of 10 endangered Western Siberian Cranes -bred in captivity- with a foot-launched Powered Hang Glider 5,500 km from the Arctic Circle in Siberia, across Kazakhstan to the shores of the Caspian Sea in Iran, avoiding Afghanistan and Pakistan —where they fall victim to the abundant guns.

August

*August 10 - US Airways files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
*August 13 - Midway Airlines files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

October

*October 18 - Boeing reveals its Bird of Prey stealth technology demonstrator, which has conducted a number of flights during the period 1996 to 1999.

November

*November 6 - National Airlines, already operating under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, permanently ceases operations.
*November 18 - American Airlines and British Airways announce plans to codeshare some transatlantic flights, but the partnership is heavily restricted by US regulators.

December

*December 9 - United Airlines files for Chapter 11 reorganization, the largest airline bankruptcy in US history.

First flights

Section Source: [cite journal |last=Jackson |first=Paul |authorlink= |coauthors= |year=2003 |month= |title= First Flights |journal= Jane's All the World's Aircraft |volume= 2003-2004 |issue= |pages=p. 30–31 |id= ISBN 0-7106-2537-5 |url= |accessdate= 2007-10-08 |quote= ]

January

* January 15 - Millennium Jet SoloTrek XFV
* January 15 - Airbus A318
* January 23 - IITB PADD Micro airship

February

* February 11 - Airbus A340-500
* February 16 - WD D5 Evolution
* February 19 - Embraer 170
* February 27 - Cessna 680 Citation Sovereign
* February ?? - Socata TBM 700C2

March

* March 4 - Van's RV-9
* March 7 - Aviat Husky Pup
* March 28 - AATG AT-10 airship

April

* April 4 - Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk
* April 21 - Irkut A-002
* April 26 - Extra 500
* April 29 - Saab JAS 39C Gripen

May

* May 18 - Tomair Cobra Arrow
* May 22 - Zlin Z 400 Rhino
* May 22 - Boeing X-45
* May 29 - Aceair Aeriks A-200
* May 31 - Toyota TAA-1

June

* June 1 - Aero L159B
* June 22 - Tupolev Tu-214VSSN
* June 28 - CAC J-10
* June 30 - 21st Century Airships SPAS-R1

July

* July 1 - Pilatus PC-21
* July 9 - CargoLifter Scala
* July 11 - Adam A500
* July 18 - Boeing YAL-1A Airborne Laser (ABL)
* July 31 - Boeing 747-400ER

August

* August 1 - Scaled Composites White Knight
* August 5 - BAE Systems Hawk NDA
* August 20 - KAI T-50 Golden Eagle
* August 26 - Eclipse Aviation Eclipse 500
* August 31 - Learjet 40

eptember

* September 18 - GE90-115B, world's most powerful jet engine
* September 20 - BAE Systems Harrier GR Mk 7A

November

* November 9 - MVEN MVEN-1 Fermer
* November 30 - Sauper Aviation Papango

December

* December 9 - Diamond Twin Star
* December 12 - Grob G 140TP

Entered service

*Airbus A340-600 with Virgin Atlantic Airways

March

* March 18 - HAL Dhruv with the Indian Coast Guard

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