Pan Am - Chronicle 1927-1950

Datum
Ereignis
1927
First American airline to operate a permanent international air service.
1927
First American airline to operate land planes over water on regularly sheduled flights.
1927
First American airline to operate multi-engine aircraft permanently in sheduled transportation.
1928
First American airline to use radio communications.
1928
First American airline to carry emergency livesaving equipment.
1928
First airline to use multiple flight crews.
1928
First American airline to develop an airport and airways traffic control system.
1928
First American airline to order and purchase aircraft built to its own specifications, the Sikorsky S-38.
1929
First American airline to employ cabin attendants and serve meals aloft.
1929
First airline to develop and use instrument flying techniques.
1929
First American airline to develop a complete aviation weather service.
1930
First American airline to offer international air express service.
1931
First American airline to develop and operate four-engine flying boats.
1932
First airline to sell all-expense international air tours.
1935
First airline to develop and use long-range weather forecasting.
1935
First American airline to install facilities for heating food aboard on aircraft.
1935
First airline to operate sheduled transpacific service
1939
First airline to provide transatlantic passenger and mail service
1942
First airline to complete a round-the-world flight.
1942
First airline to operate international service with all-cargo aircraft.
1944
First airline to propose a plan for low cost, mass transportation on a worldwide basis.
1945
First airline to use high-speed commercial land planes on a transatlantic route, the Douglas DC-4.
1946
First airline to operate non-stop scheduled service between Miami and New York (National).
1946
First American airline to install GCA, Ground Controlled Approach, in overseas operations.
1946
IGS (Internal German Service) started service.
1947
First airline to operate a scheduled round-the-world service.
1948
First airline to provide tourist-class service outside the continental US.
1949
Pan Am is the launch customer for Boeing's B-377 Stratocruiser.
1950
First airline with low-cost day and night coach service on the East Coast. (National)
1950
First commercial airline to enter the Korean airlift.