1903 - Wright Brothers make the world's first POWERED
1907 - First helicopter flight by Paul Cornu in France
1909 - First cross English Channel flight by Frenchman Louis Bleriot on the Bleriot XI
1909 - The world's first passanser airplane of Zeppelin Airship is formed, carrying 35,000 passengers in 5 years.
1914 - First airline begin
1914 - World War I, rapid advancement in aircraft development
1917 - Pacific Aero Products Company changes its name to Boeing airplane company, and Boeing is established
1919 - The first non-stop flight across the Atlantic
1919 - First international commercial passanger flight between Paris and Brussels
1923 - The first non-stop US coast-to-coast
1924 - First round the world flight by US Air Army Service in 175 days
1925 - World's first inflight movie is shown
1927 - Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo flight over the Atlantic
1927 - First transoceaonic flight from Oakland, CA
to Honolulu, Hawaii.
1929 - The first flight over Antartica takes place
1929 - The world's first flight over the South Pole
1929 - First rocket-powered plane by Fritz Opel of Germany
1931 - The first non-stop flight across the Pacific
1931 - First jet engine by Britain's Frank Whittle.
1932 - Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo over the Atlantic
1933 - Wily Post completes the first round-the-world solo flight
1933 - The world's first airliner Boeing 247 with 10 pax onboard.
1935 - First airway traffic control centre at Newark, NJ
1935 - First succesful pssanger airliner, the DC-3 was the first plane to make a profit solely on pax service. 21 pax onboard.
1936 - First pressurized cabin by Lockheed Aircraft Corp
1939 - World War II
. huge advancement in combat aircraft and bombers.
1940 - First flight of Boeing Stratoliner
1947 - Flight faster than sound, the Bell X-I
1951 - The introduction of Tourist/Economy/Coach/Y Class
1954 - First Boeing 707, also the first jet airliner succesfully enters the pax service
1957 - World's first satellite, Russian Sputnik I
1958 - More than a million flew over the Atlantic, surpass the total of Atlantic Steamship pax
1961 - FIRST MAN IN
SPACE. Yuri Gagrin, orbited on Vostok I spacecraft
1969 - First concorde's flight
1969 - First MAN ON
. Neil Armstrong
1970 - The first wide bodied jet Boeing 747 starts service and seats for 400+ pax.
1970 - Airbus is formed
1975 - Video games are first introduced onboard flights
1976 - First aircraft on Mars, Viking I that is.
1981 - First space shuttle launch
1984 - World's first inflight telephone is introduced
1997 - MH
B772 breaks the world record for the longest non-stop flight:
1999 - Airbus outshine Boeing in sales for the first time
2001 - First space tourist, American bizman Denis Tito paid $20 mil. for a place on Russian Solyuz.
2001 - MH
B772 is the first twin engine commercial aircraft to fly over North Pole
2001 - MH
is the first Asian carrier to fly over polar route
2003 - Concorde makes it final flight on 24 October 2003
Compiled from/Courtesy of The Discovery Channel/Malaysia Airlines: