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1989

  • January 4 – Gulf of Sidra incident (1989): Two Libyan MiG-23 "Floggers" are engaged and shot down by 2 US Navy F-14 Tomcats.
  • January 8 – Kegworth Air Disaster: A British Midland Boeing 737 crashes on approach to East Midlands Airport, leaving 47 dead.
  • February 15 – Soviet war in Afghanistan: The Soviet Union announces that all of its troops have left Afghanistan.
  • February 16 – Pan Am flight 103: Investigators announce that the cause of the crash was a bomb hidden inside a radio-cassette player.
  • February 24 - Ayatollah Khomeini places a US $3-million bounty on the head of The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie.
  • March 2 – Twelve European Community nations agree to ban the production of all chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) by the end of the     March 9 – A strike forces financially troubled Eastern Air Lines into bankruptcy.
  • March 13 – A geomagnetic storm causes the collapse of the Hydro-Québec power grid.
  • March 24 – Exxon Valdez oil spill: In Alaska's Prince William Sound the Exxon Valdez spills 240,000 barrels (38,000 m3) of oil after running aground.
  • April 4 – In Brussels, Belgium, NATO celebrates its 40th anniversary.
  • April 7 – The Soviet submarine K-278 Komsomolets sinks in the Barents Sea, killing 41.
  • April 15 – The Hillsborough disaster, one of the biggest tragedies in European football, claims the life of 96 Liverpool     April 17 – Poland, Solidarity was again legalized and allowed to participate in semi-free elections on June 4.
  • June 3 - The Ayatollah Khomeini dies in Iran.
  • June 4 - The Tiananmen Square massacre takes place in Beijing on the army's approach to the square, and the final stand-off in the square is covered live on television.
  • June 7 – Surinam Airways Flight PY764 crashes, killing 176.
  • June 13 – The wreck of the German battleship Bismarck, which was sunk in 1941, is located 600 miles (970 km) west of Brest, France.
  • July 19 – United Airlines Flight 232 (Douglas DC-10) crashes in Sioux City, Iowa, killing 112; 184 on board survive.
  • July 31 – Nintendo releases the Game Boy portable video game system in North America.
  • August 25 – Voyager 2 passes the planet Neptune and its moon Triton.
  • November 9 - East Germany opens checkpoints in the Berlin Wall, allowing its citizens to travel freely to West Germany for the
  • December 25 - Romanian leader Nicolae Ceau┼čescu and his wife Elena are executed by military troops after being found guilty of crimes against humanity.

1989 - Issue 1

  • President's Message
  • Editorial
  • Mr. H. Flentje, INTERVIEWed by input
  • EGATS meets the new DG; input reporting
  • European cooperation in aerospace,
  • The Concorde experience, part 1
  • Visitors from Russia, eye-witnessed by INPUT
  • Medical aspects
  • Mr. P. Stalpers, TNTERVIEWed by input
  • Flying the A320, a line pilot's view
  • Features
  • EGATS Technical Committee
  • Neighbours, the ABN-Bank
  • EUROCONTROL's Institute of Air Navigation Services
  • About EGATS and INPUT

1989 - Issue 2

  • EDITORIAL
  • FROM THE EXECUTIVE BOARD
  • THE ROLE OF EUROCONTROL IN THE COMING DECADE
  • AIRPORT '89
  • IFATCA '89 at Frankfurt
  • Features: ATC in the USA
  • To Be a Controller in L.A.
  • OPENINGSPEECH IFACTA '89
  • MARCONI RADAR SYSTEMS: EGATS FIRST CORPORATE MEMBER
  • TO TALK A MILLION MILES - TO SEE WITHOUT EYES ....
  • EGATS TECHNICAL COMMITTEE
  • CONCORDE - THE OTHER MAN'S VIEW
  • HANDLING STRESS

1989 - Issue 3

  • Editorial
  • AEA White Paper
  • Of Electras and Seals
  • (F)low Management
  • Airshow Canada
  • Terrorism in ATC(?)
  • Pilot's Problems

1989 - Issue 4

  • Editorial
  • From the Executive Board
  • Accident & Incident Investigation
  • EGATS Mini Forum
  • CONVEX '89
  • EGATS Tech Committee
  • Hapiness is... a Healthy Heart
  • Letter to the OPS Room
  • Nick's Trick
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  • The 34th ATCA Conference
  • IFATCA Regional Meeting in Barcelona
  • EUROCONTROL and Golf
  • MALEV's INTERLINE Programme