[WORLDKINGS] On this day - July 26, 2023 – The 7th anniversary of Solar Impulse 2 becoming the first solar-powered aircraft to circumnavigate the Earth (2016)
(Worldkings.org) Solar Impulse 2 is a solar-powered aircraft that made a historic around-the-world flight.
[WORLDKINGS] Top 500 Constant World Records (P. 472) Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (United States) : World’s first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology
(worldkings.org) The Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk is a retired American single-seat, twin-engine stealth surface–attack aircraft developed by Lockheed's secretive Skunk Works division and operated by the United States Air Force (USAF). It was the first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology. On July 6th, 2023, World Records Union (WorldKings) officially declared Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk as “World’s first operational aircraft to be designed around stealth technology.”
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - July 1, 2023 – The 19th anniversary of the Cassini–Huygens spacecraft becoming the first to enter Saturn's orbit (2004)
(Worldkings.org) The spacecraft was a collaboration between multiple international space agencies and consisted of NASA's Cassini probe and the European Space Agencies Huygens lander. It took seven years for Cassini–Huygens to reach Saturn.
[Worldkings] Top 100 pioneers in all fields (P. 100) Henri Coanda (Romania): The creator of the world's first jet-powered aircraft
(Worldkings.org) Henri Coanda was the creator of the world's first jet aircraft, which he tried himself in 1910 in France. The aircraft was exhibited at the International Air Show from Paris.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - June 13, 2023 – The 40th anniversary of Pioneer 10 spacecraft becoming the first man-made object to leave the center of the solar system (1983)
(Worldkings.org) On June 13, 1983, Pioneer 10, becomes the first man-made object to leave the central Solar System when it passes beyond the orbit of Neptune.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - June 11, 2023 – The 64th anniversary of the first public launch of the hovercraft by Christopher Cockerell (1959)
(Worldkings.org) British engineer Christopher Cockerell invented the hovercraft in the 1950s and launched it to the public on June 11, 1959.
WORLDKINGS - Worldkings News - Europe Records Institute (EURI) AgustaWestland Project Zero: World's first electric tiltrotor aircraft
(wcsa.world) Took off in June 2011, AgustaWestland Project Zero is the world's first electric tiltrotor aircraft.
[WORLDKINGS] On this day - April 27, 2023 – The 18th anniversary of Airbus A380 - The world's largest commercial aircraft successfully made its first flight (2005)
(Worldkings.org) Aviation history was made on April 27, 2005 when the first A380, the world's largest commercial aircraft, successfully took off on its maiden flight leaving Blagnac International Airport in Toulouse, France.
[Worldkings] Top 50 inventions that changed the world (P. 17) Electric aircraft: Zero-emission flying vehicle paving the way for positive aviation innovation
(Worldkings.org) The electric aircraft movement is gaining traction quickly, especially as the industry faces mounting pressure to reduce harmful emissions.
[Worldkings] Top 100 innovation events in the world (P. 84) Türkiye company launches the world's first drone carrier (Turkey)
(Worldkings.org) In a historic milestone, Türkiye on Monday commissioned its long-anticipated largest warship, bolstering its naval capabilities and making the country one of the few nations in the world with a domestically built aircraft carrier.