Aviation in 2005
Nonstop flights between mainland China and Taiwan take
off for the first time since 1949.
Kam Air Flight 904 crashes. There were no survivors.
several airlines will have to pay heavy compensation to
passengers for flight delays and cancellations under a
Opening of a new international airport in Nagoya, Japan.
It is the third Japanese international airport.
Steve Fossett completes the first non-stop, solo
circumnavigation of the world in the Virgin Atlantic
GlobalFlyer, completing the trip in 67 hours and 2
Jetsgo ceases all operations and declares bankruptcy
China's first private airline, Okay Airlines has its
maiden revenue flight.
A judge has found millionaire Sikh businessman Ripudaman
Singh Malik and sawmill worker Ajaib Singh Bagri not
guilty of conspiracy and murder in the 1985 Air India
bombing that killed 329 people.
Steve Fossett and co-pilot Mark Rebholz recreated the
first direct crossing of the Atlantic by the British team
of John Alcock and Arthur Whitten-Brown on June 14 1919
in a Vickers Vimy bi-plane.
Air France Flight 358 bursts into flames after skidding
off the end of a runway after landing at Toronto Pearson
International Airport. All 309 people aboard survive.
A Tuninter ATR-72 heading from Italy to Tunisia crashes
into the Mediterranean Sea, killing 16 of 39 on board.
Helios Airways Flight 522 crashes into a mountain north
of Marathon and Varnavas, Greece, killing all 121
passengers and crew.
West Caribbean Airways Flight 708, a charter flight,
crashes into the mountains of Venezuela with no
TANS Peru Flight 204 crashes in Peru.
Mandala Airlines Flight 091 737 crashes in Indonesia
killing at least 117.
JetBlue Airways Flight 292, an Airbus A320 makes an
emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport
after its nose wheels got stuck at a 90 degree angle. All
145 people on board survived.
A small plane carrying cargo for FedEx, including six
vials of research viruses, crashed in downtown Winnipeg.
The only woman on board, the pilot, was killed but there
were no injuries on the ground.
Boeing launches 747-8.
The first Airbus A380, registration F-WWOW, makes its
maiden flight from Toulouse, France