2000 in aviation

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This is a list of aviation-related events from 2000.

Events

January

February

March

April

May

June

July

August

September

October

November

December

  • Lauda Air becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of Austrian Airlines.
  • December 5 – Reeve ALeutian Airways ceases flight operations and goes out of business after over 53 years of service.
  • December 29 – On British Airways Flight 2069, a mentally ill Kenyan passenger stormed into the cockpit and attempted to take control of the plane. Grabbing the yoke, a struggle ensued between the would-be hijacker and the pilots, causing the plane to stall and plunge towards the ground. Two passengers assisted in restraining the man.[6]

First flights

January

February

March

July

Entered service

October

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m planecrashinfo.com Famous People Who Died in Aviation Accidents: 2000s
  2. ^ a b GlobalSecurity.org Operation Southern Watch 2000 Events
  3. ^ TWA History Timeline
  4. ^ Aviation Safety Network Accident Description
  5. ^ Media Release re: Aircraft Accident SGW ASX announcement, published: September 5, 2000, accessed: February 8, 2010
  6. ^ Hijacking description at the Aviation Safety Network
  7. ^ "Airscene: Aircraft Industry: Russia". Air International. Vol. 58 no. 4. April 2000. p. 198. 
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