Tag: Aviation History

HONEYWELL RETIRES CONVAIR 580 AIRCRAFT

Honeywell Convair 580

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Honeywell Aerospace, manufacturer of aircraft engines and avionics and a producer of auxiliary power units (APUs) and other aviation products, has retired its Convair 580 test aircraft after 67 years. It was built in 1952 and has been with the company since 2000. The aircraft – with registration N580HW – flew for

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THE BOEING 747: 50 YEARS OF FLIGHT

Boeing 747 First Flight

SEATTLE – February 9, 1969 is one of the most important days in commercial aviation. On that day, 50 years ago, the prototype of the Boeing 747 flew for the first time. The famous Queen of the Skies would become a huge succes and change passenger flights for decades. The story of the Boeing 747

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