1981 Master Index 1983

1982 Chronology of Aviation History
Major Aviation Events

January 1982

  • January 8 —The Airbus A300 is certified, becoming the first wide-body airliner with cockpit accommodations for only two to be certified. [1]

  • January 10 —A “Gulfstream III - Spirit of America”, flies around the world in just 43 hours 39 minutes and 6 seconds, becoming the fastest business jet to fly around the world. [1]

  • January 11 —In the Iran-Iraq War, Iraqi Air Force aircraft hit the Panamanian cargo ship Success with two missiles in the Persian Gulf. Her crew abandons ship. [1]

  • January 13 —Air Florida Flight 90, a Boeing 737-222, strikes the 14th Street Bridge and crashes into the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., shortly after takeoff during a snowstorm from Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. Seventy-four of the 79 people on board die and all five survivors are injured; four people die and five are injured in cars on the bridge. Television cameras capture the dramatic rescue of the five survivors from the frozen river by police helicopters. [1]

  • January 18 —While practicing a line-abreast loop at Indian Springs Air Force Auxiliary Field in Nevada, four Northrop T-38 “Talons” of the United States Air Force “Thunderbirds” air demonstration team crash, killing all four pilots. It remains the worst accident involving show aircraft in “Thunderbirds” history. The “Thunderbirds'” entire 1982 season will be cancelled, and their next performance will not take place until the spring of 1983, 18 months after their last one. [1]

  • January 22 —An McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 “Hornet” makes a fully automated landing, its autopilot linked to a ground radar at Naval Air Test Center Patuxent River, Maryland. [1]

  • January 23 —Landing on an icy runway at Boston Logan International Airport in Boston, Massachusetts, World Airways Flight 30, a McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 carrying 212 people, is unable to stop before sliding off the end of the runway. Its pilots steer it off the runway, and it skids into Boston Harbor, where its cockpit and forward galley separate from the passenger cabin and three passengers seated in the first row are thrown into the water; two of them are never found. All others aboard survive, including actress Justine Shapiro. [1]

  • January 27 —Cessna delivers its 1,000th business jet. [1]

February 1982

  • February 3 —The Mil Mi-26 “Halo” helicopter lifts a load weighing 57 metric tons to 2,000 metres (6,500 ft) to break a world record for a helicopter. [1]

  • February 6 —Freddie Laker's Laker Airways flies for the last time. [1]

  • February 9 —Japan Airlines Flight 350, a Douglas DC-8, crashes into Tokyo Bay while on approach to Tokyo International Airport, killing 24 of the 174 passengers on board. The probable cause of the accident was cited as a possible breakdown by captain Seiji Katagiri, who had mental problems. After this accident, a requirement was established for every airline pilot to undergo mental as well as physical testing. [1]

  • February 25 —American Airlines announces it will cancel its orders for 15 Boeing 757s. [1]

March 1982

  • March 11 —Widerøe Flight 933, a de Havilland Canada “Twin Otter”, crashes into the Barents Sea near Gamvik, Norway, killing all 15 people on board. Official investigation concludes that clear-air turbulence caused structural failure to the aircraft's tail, but others believe that an off-course Royal Air Force “Harrier” jet collided with the “Twin Otter” during a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) exercise. [1]

  • March 20 —A Garuda Indonesia Fokker F-28 “Fellowship” overruns the runway and crashes on landing in very heavy rain at Tanjung Karang-Branti Airport at Bandar Lampung on Sumatra in Indonesia, killing all 27 people on board. [1]

  • March 22 —In the Iran-Iraq War, Iran launches its Fath al-Mubin offensive. Until it winds down a week to ten days later, Iraqi and Iranian planes and helicopters support the ground forces involved, but are generally ineffective. Iraqi Air Force fighters fly up to 150 sorties a day. [1]

April 1982

  • April —Doubting the loyalty of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force to Iran's Islamic regime, the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini again replaces its commander. [1]

  • April 1 —Air France flies the “Concorde” over to Rio de Janeiro and Caracas, Venezuela for the last time. [1]

  • April 2 —The Falklands War begins as Argentina invades the Falkland Islands and South Georgia Island. [1]

  • April 5 —Royal Navy aircraft carriers HMS Hermes and HMS Invincible depart the United Kingdom for the Falkland Islands. [1]

  • April 21-25 —Helicopters play a major role as British forces recapture South Georgia Island from Argentine forces. [1]

  • April 27 —CAAC Flight 3303, a Hawker Siddeley “Trident 2E”, crashes into a mountain near Yangsuo, China, while on approach to Guilin Qifeng Airport in heavy rain. All 112 people on board die. The Chinese media report that the plane, which had taken off in Guangzhou, crashed when the pilot attempted to fight off an armed hijacker. [1]

  • April 29 —An Avro “Vulcan” bomber deploys to Ascension Island as part of the Falklands War build-up of British forces in the South Atlantic Ocean. [1]

  • April 30 — Iran begins a major ground offensive to recapture Khorramshar from Iraq. In fighting that lasts until May 24, Iraqi aircraft fly up to 100 sorties per day, but usually attack Iranian forces in groups that are too small and arrive too late to be effective. [1]

  • —The United Kingdom declares an air blockade of the Falkland Islands. [1]

May 1982

  • May —The Islamic regime in Iran blames a minor coup attempt against it on the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force. [1]

  • May-June —In May and June, British BAE “Sea Harrier”s destroy 23 Argentinian Air Force aircraft without combat loss to themselves. [1]

  • May 1 — A Royal Air Force Avro “Vulcan” bomber based on Ascension Island attacks the airfield at Port Stanley on East Falkland Island. It is the first strike of “Operation Black Buck”, a series of five very-long-range missions to strike Argentinian positions in the Falkland (Malvinas) Islands. Each mission requires a 16-hour round trip of almost 8,000 nautical miles (9,200 statute miles; 15,000 km); they are the longest bombing missions in world history up to that time, and are not exceeded in distance and duration until the 1991 Gulf War. [1]

  • May 1 —BAE “Sea Harriers” attack Falklands targets for the first time and shoot down two Argentine Dassault “Mirage III” fighters. They are the first air-to-air kills of the Falklands War. [1]

  • May 1 —American Airlines launches “AAdvantage”, the first frequent flyer program in history. United Airlines launches its own program, “Mileage Plus”, only a week later. [1]

  • May 3 —Iraq shoots down an aircraft bound for Tehran, Iran, carrying Algerian Foreign Minister Mohammed Ben Yahia and 12 of his colleagues. The incident ends an Algerian attempt to mediate between Iran and Iraq and bring an end to the Iran-Iraq War. [1]

  • May 4 — Argentinian Navy “Super Étendard” aircraft fatally damage the British destroyer HMS Sheffield with an “Exocet” missile southeast of the Falkland Islands. HMS Sheffield sinks on May 10. [1]

  • May 4 —The British lose their first “Sea Harrier” of the Falklands War, shot down by ground fire during a bombing raid over Goose Green on East Falkland Island. The pilot is killed. [1]

  • May 13 —Braniff International Airways' president Howard D. Putnam announces the airline has filed for protection under bankruptcy laws, and the airline's fleet of 71 aircraft is grounded. [1]

  • May 18 —American Airlines' 1 millionth passenger is flown. [1]

  • May 20 —Iraqi Air Force aircraft raid Kharg Island and Shiraz in Iran, but inflict little damage. [1]

  • May 21 —British ground troops begin landing at San Carlos on East Falkland Island, and the Argentinian Air Force begins a seven-day-long bombing campaign against British ships in Falkland Sound and San Carlos Water; it will be the Royal Navy's largest combat engagement since the end of World War II in August 1945. On the first day, the Argentinians sink the British frigate HMS Ardent but lose 16 aircraft. [1]

  • May 22 —The first aircraft carrier to be launched in Spain, Principe de Asturias, is launched at Ferrol. [1]

  • May 23 —Argentina loses seven aircraft during raids against British warships in Falkland Sound and San Carlos Water. [1]

  • May 24 —The last service by a British Airways Boeing 707, from Cairo, Egypt to London, is performed. [1]

  • May 24 —Argentinian bombers sink the British frigate HMS Antelope in Falkland Sound. [1]

  • May 24 —Two Fleet Air Arm “Sea Harriers” of No. 800 Squadron aboard the aircraft carrier HMS Hermes attack four Argentinian Dassault “Mirage 5” fighter-bombers off the Falkland Islands and use AIM-9L “Sidewinder” air-to-air missiles to shoot down three of them in less than five seconds. [1]

  • May 25 —North of the Falkland Islands, Argentinian Air Force Douglas A-4 “Skyhawk” bombers sink the British destroyer HMS Coventry with two 1,000-pound (454-kg) bomb hits and two Argentinian Navy “Super Étendard” strike aircraft sink the container ship SS Atlantic Conveyor with two “Exocet” anti-ship missile hits. Eleven helicopters are lost aboard Atlantic Conveyor. [1]

  • May 30 — The Royal Australian Navy decommissions its last aircraft carrier, HMAS Melbourne (R21). [1]

  • May 30 —Iraqi Air Force aircraft bomb the Iranian oil terminal at Kharg Island, seriously damaging the Turkish oil tanker Atlas. [1]

June 1982

  • June 4 —The Israeli Air Force conducts large-scale raids against Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) targets in Lebanon, including the PLO's headquarters and military deports in Beirut. [1]

  • June 6 —Iraqi Air Force aircraft make a missile attack on the Greek 26,000-gross-ton bulk carrier Good Luck in the Persian Gulf off the Iranian port of Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni, damaging her and killing some of her crewmen and beginning a pattern of sporadic Iraqi air attacks against ships calling at that port. [1]

  • June 6 —Israel begins the 1982 Lebanon War against the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) and Syria with “Operation Peace for Galilee”, an invasion of Lebanon. The Israeli Air Force supports the invasion with many attack sorties against little opposition. A PLO “Strela 2” (NATO reporting name “SA-7 Grail”) surface-to-air missile shoots down an Israeli Douglas A-4 “Skyhawk”, the only fixed-wing aircraft Israel will lose in combat during the main part of the air war, which will last until June 11. [1]

  • June 6 —The Royal Navy destroyer HMS Cardiff mistakenly shoots down a British Army Air Corps Westland “Gazelle” helicopter with two “Sea Dart” surface-to-air missiles near Pleasant Peak on East Falkland Island, killing all four occupants of the helicopter. [1]

  • June 7-8 —The Israeli Air Force encounters enemy air opposition for the first time in the 1982 Lebanon War and shoots down a Syrian Air Force Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 “Flogger”. [1]

  • June 8 — VASP Flight 168, a Boeing 727-212A, crashes into a mountainside near Pacatuba, Ceará, Brazil, while on approach to Fortaleza, killing all 137 people on board. [1]

  • June 8 —Argentine bombers destroy the British landing ship HMS Sir Galahad and badly damage the landing ship HMS Sir Tristram at Fitzroy on East Falkland Island, killing 51 men, 48 of them aboard HMS Sir Galahad. [1]

  • June 8-9 —In air-to-air combat over Lebanon, Israeli aircraft shoot down six Syrian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 “Floggers” over Beirut, Sidon, and Damour without loss to themselves. [1]

  • June 9 —The Israeli Air Force begins a large-scale attack over the course of several hours against the 19 major Syrian surface-to-air missile batteries in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley equipped with 2K12 “Kub” (NATO reporting name SA-6 “Gainful”) missile systems, destroying 17 of them along with several S-75 “Dvina” (NATO reporting name SA-2 “Guideline”) and S-125 “Neva/Pechora” (NATO reporting name SA-3 “Goa”) surface-to-air missile batteries and much Syrian antiaircraft artillery in only 10 to 20 minutes of active combat. Around 50 Syrian fighter aircraft attempt to defend the missile sites, and about 100 Israeli aircraft engage them, shooting down 22 or 23 Syrian fighters and damaging seven others without any Israeli losses. In ground fighting, a significant number of Syrian attack helicopters and some Syrian fixed-wing aircraft attack Israeli ground forces in Lebanon. [1]

  • June 10 —The Israeli Air Force shoots down 25 Syrian fixed-wing aircraft and three helicopters during the day and destroys two more Syrian surface-to-air missile batteries deployed to the Bekaa Valley as reinforcements. By the end of the day, Israeli Air Force aircraft have shot down 65 Syrian MiG-21 “Fishbed” and Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 “Flogger” aircraft in air-to-air combat, without any Israeli losses. [1]

  • June 11 —Israeli Air Force aircraft shoot down 18 more Syrian fighters and attack aircraft without loss to themselves, bringing the Syrian air-to-air losses to 79 to 82 aircraft in air-to-air combat without any Israeli aircraft being shot down by Syrian aircraft. Syria claims to have shot down 19 Israeli aircraft during the day despite its complete lack of success. [1]

  • June 12 —“Operation Black Buck” concludes with the last of five very-long range strikes on the Falkland Islands by Royal Air Force Avro “Vulcan” bombers. [1]

  • June 14 —Argentinian forces on the Falkland Islands surrender to British forces, ending the Falklands War. During the war, the British had destroyed 109 Argentinian planes, compared to only 34 lost by the British. [1]

  • June 20 —The Israel Defense Forces take control of Beirut International Airport in Lebanon. [1]

  • June 21 —The Air India Boeing 707-437 “Gouri Shankar”, operating as Air India Flight 403, crashes while landing in a rainstorm at Sahar International Airport in Bombay, India, killing 17 of the 111 people on board. [1]

  • June 24 —The Boeing 747-236B “City of Edinburgh”, operating as British Airways Flight 9 with 263 people on board, flies through a cloud of volcanic ash south of Java. All of its engines shut down, but the crew is able to restart them and make a safe landing at Halim Perdanakusuma Airport in Djakarta, Indonesia. [1]

July 1982

  • July 2 —In the homemade “Inspiration I”, consisting of a patio chair attached to 45 eight-foot (2.4-m) helium-filled weather balloons, American truck driver Larry Walters lifts off from the Back yard of a home in San Pedro, California, planning to drift at an altitude of about 30 feet (9.1 m) for a few hours before using a pellet gun to shoot out some balloons and descend gradually. Instead, “Inspiration I” quickly ascends to an altitude of 15,000 feet (4,572 m). After drifting into controlled airspace near Long Beach Airport, he uses the pellet gun to shoot out several of his balloons before accidentally dropping the pellet gun overboard. He gradually descends, becomes entangled in power lines, climbs down safely, and is arrested. [1]

  • July 3 —In Lebanon, the Israel Defense Forces begin the organized Siege of Beirut. The Israeli Air Force begins harassing raids against Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) forces and facilities in Beirut in support of the siege. [1]

  • July 6 —After the engine fire warning lights illuminate for two of their Ilyushin Il-62 “Classic's” four engines shortly after takeoff from Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, the pilots of Aeroflot Flight 411 shut down the engines and attempt to return to the airport on their two remaining engines. The plane crashes in a field in Mendeleyevo, killing all 90 people on board. The engine fire warnings are later reported to be have been false alarms. [1]

  • July 9 —The Pan American World Airways Boeing 727-235 “Clipper Defiance”, operating as Flight 759, crashes in Kenner, Louisiana, immediately after takeoff from New Orleans International Airport, destroying six and severely damaging five houses. All 145 people on the plane and eight people on the ground die; a baby girl in one house survives in her crib, protected by debris from the fire started by the crash. [1]

  • July 13 —United States Navy Reserve Lieutenant Commander Barbara Allen Rainey dies in the crash of a Beechcraft T-34C “Turbo-Mentor” trainer aircraft at Middleton Field near Evergreen, Alabama, during a training flight. In February 1974, as Barbara Ann Allen, she had become the first female aviator in the United States Armed Forces. [1]

  • July 18 —The Soviet Union claims that Syria has shot down 67 Israeli fighters during the 1982 Lebanon War. Actual Israeli Air Force fixed-wing aircraft losses to date total one, an Douglas A-4 “Skyhawk” shot down by a PLO missile. [1]

  • July 21 —Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force aircraft bomb Baghdad, Iraq. [1]

  • July 21 —In response to PLO attacks on Israeli positions, Israeli begins a series of major air and artillery attacks on West Beirut. [1]

  • July 23-26 —The Israeli Air Force conducts major air raids against PLO targets in West Beirut. [1]

  • July 24 —The Israeli Air Force destroys all three Syrian 9K33 “Osa” (NATO reporting name “Gecko”) surface-to-air missile batteries in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, only a day after Syria had deployed them there. During the operation, Israel loses one McDonnell Douglas F-4 “Phantom II” shot down by a Syrian surface-to-air missile, the second and last Israeli fixed-wing aircraft lost in action during the 1982 Lebanon War. [1]

  • July 27 —The Israeli Air Force escalates its air campaign against the PLO in Beirut by beginning attacks on PLO-dominated residential areas in West Beirut. [1]

  • July 28-August 3 —The Israeli Air Force conducts constant attacks on West Beirut. [1]

  • July 31 —In air-to-air combat since the 1982 Lebanon War began on June 6, Israeli McDonnell Douglas F-15 “Eagle” fighters have shot down 40 Syrian aircraft, General Dynamics F-16 “Fighting Falcons” have shot down 44, and McDonnell Douglas F-4 “Phantom II”s have shot down one, all without loss to themselves. About half the kills have been Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 “Fishbeds” and the other half Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 “Floggers”. [1]

August 1982

  • August 7 —Two members of the “Pierre Gulumian Commando” group of the Armenian Secret Army for the Liberation of Armenia (ASALA) attack Esenboga International Airport in Ankara, Turkey, detonating a bomb and then opening fire with submachine guns. Before police kill one of the attackers and wound and arrest the other after a two-hour shootout, nine people are killed and 72 injured. [1]

  • August 9 — Iraqi Air Force aircraft make a missile attack in the Persian Gulf off the Iranian port of Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni, sinking the 15,000-gross-ton Greek cargo ship Lition Bride and damaging the South Korean bulk carrier Sanbow Banner beyond repair. Sanbow Banner suffers eight crewmen missing and one killed. [1]

  • August 9 —Israeli Air Force strikes against Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) targets in West Beirut, Lebanon, continue despite a PLO agreement with intermediaries three days earlier to evacuate Beirut. [1]

  • August 10 —The Israeli Air Force strikes Syrian 9K33 “Osa” (NATO reporting name SA-8 “Gecko”) and 9K31 “Strela-1” (NATO reporting name SA-9 “Gaskin”) surface-to-air missile batteries in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, easily destroying them. [1]

  • August 10-11 —The Israeli Air Force launches major attacks against PLO targets in West Beirut in response to what Israeli Minister of Defense Ariel Sharon claims was a PLO artillery attack on Israeli soldiers besieging Beirut. The Israeli Cabinet disagrees and orders that no further Israeli Air Force attacks on Beirut take place without its authorization. [1]

  • August 11 —A terrorist bomb explodes under a seat cushion on board the Pan American World Airways Boeing 747-121 “Clipper Ocean Rover”, operating as Flight 830 from Narita International Airport in Tokyo, Japan, to Honolulu International Airport in Honolulu, Hawaii, with 274 people on board. It kills a 16-year-old Japanese boy and injures 15 other people. The plane makes an emergency landing in Honolulu. [1]

  • August 18 —Iraqi Air Force aircraft raid the Iranian oil terminal at Kharg Island. [1]

  • August 25 —Iraqi aircraft again strike Kharg Island. [1]

  • August 26 —Southwest Air Lines Flight 611, a Boeing 737-200 operated by what later becomes Japan Transocean Air, overruns the runway while landing at Ishigaki Airport in Japan. There are no fatalities, but 67 of the 138 on board are injured and the aircraft is destroyed by fire. [1]

  • August 30 —An Israeli MIM-23 “Hawk” surface-to-air missile shoots down a Syrian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 “Foxbat” aircraft flying above 70,000 feet (21,336 meters) at a speed of Mach 2.5. [1]

  • August 31 —The Israeli Air Force shoots down a Syrian Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 “Foxbat”, raising the total number of Syrian aircraft lost in the 1982 Lebanon War to 88. [1]

September 1982

  • September —Fighting in the 1982 Lebanon War comes to an end by mid-month. Israeli Air Force McDonnell-Douglas F-15 “Eagle” and General Dynamics F-16 “Fighting Falcon” aircraft have shot down 82 Syrian Air Force aircraft - mainly Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 “Fishbeds” and Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 “Floggers” - without loss in air-to-air combat. Total losses for Israel come to one Douglas A-4 “Skyhawk” and one McDonnell Douglas F-4 “Phantom II” (both shot down by surface-to-air missiles) and three helicopters, while Syria has lost 92 fighters and attack aircraft. [1]

  • September 1-30 —H. Ross Perot, Jr., and Jay W. Coburn fly their Bell “LongRanger II” helicopter “Spirit of Texas” around the world in 29 days, 3 hours, and 8 minutes, leaving from and returning to Dallas, Texas. It is the first time a trip around the world by helicopter is completed. [1]

  • September 4 —Iraqi Air Force aircraft make a missile attack on a convoy of 10 merchant ships escorted by Islamic Republic of Iran vessels in the Persian Gulf off the Iranian port of Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni, scoring a direct hit on the engine room of Turkish bulk carrier Mars Transporter, damaging her beyond repair. [1]

  • September 8-9 —The Israeli Air Force strikes Syrian 9K33 “Osa” (NATO reporting name SA-8 “Gecko”) and 9K31 “Strela-1” (NATO reporting name SA-9 “Gaskin”) surface-to-air missile batteries in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley, easily destroying them. [1]

  • September 13 — The Israeli Air Force again easily destroys Syrian 9K33 “Osa” (SA-8 “Gecko”) and 9K31 “Strela-1” (SA-9 “Gaskin”) surface-to-air missile batteries in the Bekaa Valley. [1]

  • September 13 —The flight crew of Spantax Flight 995, a chartered McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 with 394 people on board, aborts their takeoff at Málaga, Spain, after feeling a vibration and loses control of the aircraft, which rolls off the end of the runway, strikes vehicles while crossing a four-lane highway, and bursts into flames in a field. Fifty people on board die, as do three people in vehicles on the highway; 110 people on board the plane are injured. [1]

  • September 17 —Iraqi Air Force aircraft raid the Iranian oil terminal at Kharg Island. [1]

  • September 18 —The first BAC One-Eleven assembled in Romania, a Series 560, flies for the first time. [1]

October 1982

  • October —The McDonnell Douglas delivers the final DC-9. [1]

  • October 28 —Air France flies its last Boeing 707 service, a flight from Tunis, Tunisia, to Paris, France. [1]

November 1982

  • November 4 —Pan American World Airways inaugurates service from Los Angeles, California, to Sydney, Australia; at 7,487 miles (11,979 km), it is the longest non-stop flight in the world. [1]

  • November 21 —Iraqi Air Force aircraft damage the Indian bulk carrier Archana in a missile attack in the Persian Gulf off the Iranian port of Bushehr, slightly damaging her. [1]

December 1982

  • December 9 —Aeronor Flight 304, a Fairchild F-27, suffers an engine failure and crashes near La Florida Airport in La Serena, Chile, killing all 46 people on board. [1]

  • December 18 —Iraqi Air Force aircraft make a missile attack on the Greek oil tanker Scapmount in the channel at the Iranian port of Bandar-e Emam Khomeyni, setting her on fire and forcing her crew to abandon ship. [1]

1982 First Flights

  • February 19 —Boeing 757 (N757BA). [1]

  • March 8 —Quickie “Free Enterprise”. [1]

  • March 22 —Valmet PIK-23 “Towmaster”. [1]

  • April 3 —Airbus A310. [1]

  • June 12 —IAR-825 (YR-IGB). [1]

  • June 14 —Beechcraft “Lightning”. [1]

  • June 18 —PZL-Mielec M-21 “Dromader Mini”. [1]

  • August 19 —Hawk “GafHawk 125”. [1]

  • August 30 —Northrop F-20A “Tigershark” (AF 82-0062). [1]

  • September —Beechcraft “Commuter Model 1900”. [1]

  • September 20 —HAL “Ajeet” (E2426). [1]

  • November 10 —Mil Mi-28. [1]

  • December 23 —Short C-23 “Sherpa” (G-BKMW). [1]

  • December 26 —Antonov An-124 “Condor”. [1]

1982 Aircraft Entering Service

  • 1982 —Mikoyan MiG-31 “Foxhound” with Soviet Air Force/V-PVO. [1]

  • February —Dornier 228 with AS Norving. [1]

  • December —Boeing 767 with United Air Lines. [1]

Works Cited

  1. Timeline and History: Wikipedia. 1982 in Aviation

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