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2008 In Aviation

Years in aviation: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
Centuries: 20th century · 21st century · 22nd century
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s 2010s 2020s 2030s
Years: 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

This is a list of aviation-related events from 2008:

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
  • Deaths 2
    • January 2.1
    • February 2.2
    • March 2.3
    • April 2.4
    • June 2.5
    • July 2.6
    • September 2.7
    • October 2.8
  • First flights 3
    • May 3.1
    • July 3.2
    • December 3.3
  • Enter Into Service (EIS) 4
  • References 5

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

  • 8 August
  • 9 August
    • In a predawn attack, Russian planes bombed the Georgian military base at [57].Tupolev Tu-22M confirms the loss of only two Russian jets, a Sukhoi Su-25 and a Russian General Staff but the [56]
    • Russia cuts off all air connections between Russia and Georgia.[58]
    • Kodori Valley.[59]
  • 10 August – Georgia reports that Russian aircraft have struck [62]
  • 11 August
    • Russia claims that the [63]
    • The Russian General Staff claims that eight U.S. military transport flights have moved 800 Georgian troops and 11 tons of cargo were moved from [65]
  • 12 August – The Foreign Minister of [66]
  • 13 August
  • 15 August – A senior Russian military official said that five U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster IIIs have landed at Tbilisi Inyterational Airport, bringing unknown cargo to Georgia.[71]
  • 16 August – A ceasefire brings the South Ossetia War to an end.
  • 17 August – All five crew and passengers are killed aboard two light aircraft that collide in mid-air while on final approach to Coventry Airport in England.
  • 20 August
  • 24 August
  • 25 August – Alaska Airlines makes its last McDonnell Douglas MD-80 flights, with a flight from San Jose, California to Seattle, Washington, and a flight from Sacramento, California, to Seattle. It replaces its MD-80 aircraft with the more fuel-efficient Boeing 737-800.
  • 27 August – A unmanned aerial vehicle is shot down.[75]
  • 28 August – Zoom Airlines ceases operations due to financial struggles.
  • 30 August – An American unmanned aerial vehicle-launched missile strike against a terrorist training camp in South Waziristan, Pakistan, kills two trainees holding Canadian passports.[76] Another strike destroys a house in Tappi in North Waziristan, killing six and injuring eight.[77]

September

  • 2 September – ExpressJet Airlines ends operations as an independent carrier.
  • 3 September - Helicopter-borne American special operations forces make the first known U.S. incursion into Pakistan, attacking Islamic militants in South Waziristan. Pakistani officials report that 20 Pakistanis die in the raid.[78]
  • 4 September - Firing from over Afghanistan, an American unmanned aerial vehicle conducts a missile strike against an Islamic militant hideout in Char Khel in North Waziristan, Pakistan, killing four people.[79]
  • 5 September – An American unmanned aerial vehicle missile strike against a group of houses in southern Afghanistan kills between six and 12 people.[80]
  • 8 September
  • 12 September
    • An American unmanned aerial vehicle conducts a missile Miranshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, killing 12 people and injuring 14.[84]
    • The British charter airline XL Airways UK, a subsidiary of the XL Leisure Group, ceases operations with immediate effect, due to a deteriorating financial position. 90,000 Britons holidaying abroad are left stranded. It had been the 3rd largest package holiday group in the UK. XL Airways France and Germany are sold and continue operations.
  • 14 September – Aeroflot Flight 821, operated by Aeroflot Nord, crashes on approach to Perm Airport, killing all 82 passengers and six crew members. Following the accident and concerns about safety procedures, Aeroflot chief executive Valery Okulov announces Awefolfot will be stripping Aeroflot-Nord of the right to use the brand name Aeroflot and would be severing all ties between the companies.
  • 17 September - An American unmanned aerial vehicle attack in Baghar Cheena, South Waziristan, Pakistan, kills five Islamic militants, including al-Qaeda operative Abu Ubaidah al Tunisi.[85][86]
  • 23 September - A Pakistani security official claims than an American unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has been shot down over Angoor Adda, South Waziristan, Pakistan, but the United States denies having lost any UAVs.[87]
  • 26 September – Yves Rossy, Swiss airline pilot and former fighter pilot, crosses the English Channel with his homemade jet-powered wing strapped on his back.
  • 30 September
    • The Philippine airline Asian Spirit announces its rebranding as Zest Airways.
    • An American unmanned aerial vehicle strikes the house of a local Pakistani Taliban leader near Mir Ali, North Waziristan, Pakistan, killing at least six people and injuring up to nine.[88]

October

  • 3 October - A missile strike by an American unmanned aerial vehicle against a house in Mohammed Khel, North Waziristan, Pakistan, kills 21 people, many of them apparently Islamic militants.[89]
  • 8 October – Yeti Airlines Flight 103 crashes on final approach to Tenzing-Hillary Airport in Lukla, Nepal, killing 18 of the 19 people on board.[90]
  • 9 October - A missile strike by an American unmanned aerial vehicle against a house outside Miranshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, kills at least six people.[91]
  • 11 October - An American unmanned aerial vehicle conducts a missile strike against a compound in North Waziristan, Pakistan, killing five people and injuring two.[92]
  • 16 October - A missile strike by an American unmanned aerial vehicle against Taparghai, South Waziristan, Pakistan, kills senior al-Qaeda operative Khalid Habib and three other people.[93][94]
  • 22 October - A suspected American unmanned aerial vehicle-launched missile strikes a village near Miranshah, Pakistan, apparently targeting Jalaluddin Haqqani misses him but kills four people.[95]
  • 23 October - A missile fired by an American unmanned aerial vehicle kills seven students at a religious school in Dande Darpakhel, North Waziristan, Pakistan.[96]
  • 26 October - A missile fired by an American unmanned aerial vehicle destroys a house in Mandatta, South Waziristan, Pakistan, owned by senior Taliban leader Mohammed Omar, killing 20 people.[96]
  • 29 October – Delta Air Lines and Northwest Airlines merge under the name "Delta Air Lines."
  • 31 October
    • A missile strike by one or more American unmanned aerial vehicles destroys a house in Wana, South Waziristan, Pakistan, killing seven people including six Islamic militants.[97]
    • Four missiles fired by American unmanned aerial vehicles kill 20 people in North Waziristan, Pakistan, including al-Qaeda operative Mohammad Hasan Khalil al-Hakim, killed in a strike on his car.[98]

November

  • 7 November – Four missiles fired by one or more American unmanned aerial vehicles strike an al-Qaeda training camp in Kumsham, North Waziristan, Pakistan, killing up to 14 people.[99]
  • 14 November – An American unmanned aerial vehicle missile strike near Miranshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, kills 12 people.[100]
  • 19 November – Al-Qaeda operative Abdullah Azam al-Saudi is among five people killed in a missile strike by one or more American unmanned aerial vehicles in the Bannu District of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan.[101]
  • 22 November – A missile strike by an American unmanned aerial vehicle on a house in Ali Khel outside Miranshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, kills al-Qaeda operatives Rashid Rauf and Abu Zubair al-Masri and three other people.[102]
  • 29 November – An American unmanned aerial vehicle-launched missile strike on a village near Miranshah, North Waziristan, Pakistan, kills three people.[103]

December

Deaths

January

February

March

April

June

July

September

October

First flights

May

July

December

Enter Into Service (EIS)

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