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Years in aviation: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973
Centuries: 19th Century · 20th century · 21st century
Decades: 1940s 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Years: 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973

This is a list of aviation-related events from 1970:

Contents

Events

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January

February

March

  • March 6 - BEA opens its charter service, BEA Airtours
  • March 17 - an Eastern Air Lines Douglas DC-9 is hijacked. The hijacker is overpowered and the aircraft lands safely in Boston, although the co-pilot is killed in the struggle.

May

  • May 18 - National Airlines ends a 108-day strike by offering ground crews a 33% pay increase.
  • May 26 - the Tupolev Tu-144 exceeds Mach 2 in level flight, the first commercial aircraft to do so.

July

August

  • August 22 - Two Sikorsky HH-53C helicopters complete a non-stop transpacific flight of 9,000 miles (14,484 km) using in-flight refuelling.

September

October

November

  • November 11 - the British government agrees to fund development of the Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofan, rescuing the project from Rolls-Royce's bankruptcy
  • November 20 - the US Air Force and Army assault the Son Tay prison camp. No POWs are found.
  • November 21 - US aircraft begin the first major bombing campaign of North Vietnam since 1968. 300 aircraft attack the Mu Gia and Ban Gari passes.

December

  • December 15 - Artem Mikoyan dies, aged 65
  • December 20 - with pre-tax losses of $US 130 million, the year ends as the worst ever for US airlines.
  • December 31 - Jeanne Holm becomes the USAF's first female General.

First flights

January

  • January 17 Sukhoi T-6-2IG (prototype of Sukhoi Su-24 'Fencer')

February

March

May

  • May 28 - Boeing Vertol Model 347

July

August

September

November

December

Entered service

January


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