On This Day in Aviation History

December 2, 2014

Today in Aviation History: December 2nd

2010 – Airbus announces the A320neo program, a fuel efficiency-focused design update to the popular single-aisle jetliner.

1993 – Space Shuttle Endeavour lifts off on mission STS-61, intended to repair the Hubble Telescope, which had a problem with its optical system.

1986 – An Air France Concorde lands in Paris after an 18-day trip around the world with 94 passengers. Total flying time: 31 hour and 15 minutes.

1976 -NASA’s Boeing 747 Shuttle Carrier Aircraft, the ex-American Airlines aircraft modified to carry the Space Shuttle, began flight testing to prepare for carrying the Space Shuttle from landing sites back to the Kennedy Space Center. A second aircraft was added later in 1988.

1968 – Wien Consolidated Airlines Flight 55, a Fairchild F-27B registered N4905, crashes into Pedro Bay, Alaska due to structural failure after extreme turbulence, killing all 39 on-board. The fatigue was exacerbated by cracks on the aircraft from poor maintenance.

1965 – The USS Enterprise becomes the first nuclear-powered warship to see combat, engaging the Viet Cong near Bien Hoa.

1939 – New York’s La Guardia Airport opens for service.



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