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1993 In Aviation

Years in aviation: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996
Centuries: 19th century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s
Years: 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1993:

Contents

  • Events 1
    • January 1.1
    • February 1.2
    • March 1.3
    • April 1.4
    • May 1.5
    • June 1.6
    • July 1.7
    • August 1.8
    • September 1.9
    • October 1.10
    • November 1.11
    • December 1.12
  • First flights 2
  • Entered service 3
    • March 3.1
    • July 3.2
    • References 3.3

Events

  • The 1,000th Boeing 747 comes off the production line 26 years after the first 747 was built.

January

  • January 6
  • January 7 – Iraq agrees to the American, British, French, and Russian demand that it withdraw all of its surface-to-air missiles from south of the 32nd parallel, and begins to withdraw them. However, Iraq does not remove all of them.[1]
  • January 13 – More than 100 American, British, and French aircraft attack Iraqi surface-to-air missile sites near Nasiriyah, Samawah, Najaf and Al-Amarah which Iraq has failed to withdraw north of the 32nd parallel. Around half the Iraqi sites south of the parallel are hit.[2]
  • January 15 – Iraqi air defense sites open fire on two United States Air Force F-111 bombers operating over northern Iraq as part of Operation Provide Comfort II.
  • January 17
    • Iraqi Air Force Su-22s (NATO reporting name "Fitter") fired on two U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons.
    • A U.S. Air Force F-4G Phantom II destroys an Iraqi radar which had been targeting French reconnaissance aircraft over northern Iraq.
    • A U.S. Air Force F-16 participating in Operation Provide Comfort II shoots down an Iraqi Air Force MiG-23 (NATO reporting name "Flogger") which had crossed into the no-fly zone over northern Iraq.[3][4]
  • January 18 – In northern Iraq, U.S. Air Force F-16s bomb Bashiqah Airfield and U.S. Air Force F-4G Phantom IIs attack Iraqi air defense sites. Over the next few days and months, more Iraqi sites fired on the American patrols, and several were attacked.[5]

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

  • September 11 – Ansett Australia begins its first international service, offering flights to Bali.
  • September 14 – Lufthansa Flight 2904, an Airbus A320-211, overruns the runway on landing at Okęcie International Airport, at Warsaw, Poland, killing two passengers and injuring all of the other 68 people on board. Among the survivors are the German ambassador to Poland, Dr. Franz Bertele, and the Polish opera singer Marcin Bronikowski.
  • September 17 – The F/A-18 Hornet logs its two-millionth flying hour – achieved in only ten years of operations.
  • September 21 – A Tupolev Tu-134 airliner on approach to Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport. The plane crashes into the Black Sea, killing all 27 people on board.
  • September 22 – Another surface-to-air missile fired by rebels in Sukhumi Tupolev Tu-154 airliner while it is attempting to land at Sukhumi-Babusheri Airport. The airliner, reportedly carrying Georgian soldiers, crashes on the runway, killing 108 of the 132 people on board.
  • September 23 – Rebels in Sukhumi mortar or artillery fire while passengers are boarding. The plane is destroyed by a fire and one of its crew members is killed.

October

November

December

First flights

March

April

July

December

Entered service

March

July

References

  1. ^ a b c d
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  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b
  6. ^ a b
  7. ^ Governor George S. Mickelson. Years in Office: 1987-1993
  8. ^ NNDB Soylent Communications
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  11. ^ a b Donald, David, ed., The Complete Encyclopedia of World Aircraft, New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1997, ISBN 0-7607-0592-5, p. 36.
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