Old Woracle’s Almanac – a look back at 2007

It’s Christmas Day, and I didn’t get any presents, so I thought I’d sit back with a glass of Old Curmudgeon’s and test my remembory of the year past.

Anniversaries
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100 years: powered vertical flight (Paul Cornu)…75 years: (Hawker) Beechcraft (and 60 years for the Bonanza)…50 years: Boeing 707

Milestones
Cessna%20SkyHawk.jpg8,000th Cessna piston single (since restart)…7,000th Boeing 737 (order)…5,000th Airbus (33 years) and Cessna Citation (35 years)…3,000th Boeing widebody…1,000th Boeing 777 (order) and Cessna CitationJet (delivery)

First flights
Kawasaki%20XP-1%20first%20flight.jpgLockheed CATBird (Jan)…Piasecki X-49A (Jun)…Boeing X-48B (Jul)…Embraer Phenom 100 (Jul)…Northrop Grumman E-2D Advanced Hawkeye (Aug)…Kawasaki XP-1

Rolled out (but not flown)
787%20roll-out.jpg Boeing 787 (Jul)…Kawasaki C-X (Jul)…Sukhoi Superjet 100(Sep)…Lockheed Martin F-35B (Dec)…ACAC ARJ21 (Dec)

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