Air Transport World

ATW through the years.(odds & ends)

10 years ago: Never content to do it the "usual way," Southwest Airlines celebrated its merger with Morris Air with a mock marriage of the two airlines' mascots--Southwest Spirit and Morris Magic--in a cheesy Los Vegas chapel presided over by an Elvis impersonator.--May 1994

20 years ago: Airbus A300-600 with Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7R4H1 engines was certificated by the French and West German aviation authorities in March pilot to delivery to launch customer Saudia.--May 1984

30 years ago: In the Hawker Siddeley plant at Hatfield, some 40 miles to the north of London metal is now being cut on an airliner project which the British manufacturer hopes will be the jet successor to those aging turboprops all aver the world. …

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