The Canadian Siskins aerobatic team is retired.
Imperial Japanese Navy aircraft carriers Hōshō and Kaga sail into Chinese territorial waters at the outbreak of the Shanghai Incident.
January 20 - Imperial Airways weekly airmail service is extended through Africa as far as Cape Town.
February 14 - Ruth Nichols sets a new altitude record for a diesel-powered aircraft, 6,047 m (19,928 ft) in a modified Lockheed Vega
The final Avro 504 leaves the production line. The type has been in continuous production for nineteen years.
March 20 - Luftschiffbau Zeppelin begins regular trans-atlantic services between Germany and Brazil, using the Graf Zeppelin.
March 24-28 - Jim Mollison sets a new speed record between the United Kingdom and Cape Town, taking 4 days 17 hours in a de Havilland Puss Moth
March 25 - Dobrolyot is expanded into a USSR-wide service and has its name changed to Aeroflot
April 19-28 - Charles Scott sets a new solo speed record between the UK and Darwin, taking 8 days 20 hours in a de Havilland Gipsy Moth
April 27 - Imperial Airways commences a regular passenger service to Cape Town.
the Egyptian Air Force is formed
May 9 - Captain Albert Hegenberger makes the first completely blind solo flight entirely on instruments, in a Consolidated NY-2.
May 20-21 - Amelia Earhart, flying a Lockheed Vega, becomes the first woman to make a solo flight across the North Atlantic, from Harbour Grace in Newfoundland to Derry in Northern Ireland.
June 29 - a F9C Sparrowhawk parasite fighter hooks onto the USS Akron for the first time.
July 21 - Wolfgang von Gronau sets out to make a round-the-world trip in a Dornier Wal. One hundred and eleven days later, it will be the first such trip made in a flying boat.
July 23 - an aviation pioneer, Alberto Santos-Dumont hangs himself
August 14-28 - the third International Tourist Aircraft Contest Challenge 1932 in Berlin, won by the Polish crew Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura on the RWD-6 plane.
August 14-23 Frances Mersalis and Louise Thaden set a women's endurance record of 8 days 4 hours.
August 18 - Auguste Piccard and Max Cosyns set a new balloon altitude record of 16,201 m (53,153 ft).
August 18-19 - Jim Mollison makes the first solo East-to-West crossing of the Atlantic, flying a de Havilland Puss Moth from Dublin to New Brunswick
August 21-27 - 7,363 km race over Europe of the Challenge 1932 contest.
August 25 - Amelia Earhart makes the first transcontinental flight across the US by a woman. She flies a Lockheed Vega.
September 3 - Jimmy Doolittle sets a new landplane airspeed record of 296 mph (476 km/h) in the Gee Bee R-1
September 7 - Thomas Settle and Winfield Bushnell set a new balloon distance record of 1,550 km (963 miles) between Basle, Switzerland and Vilna, Poland.
September 11 - Polish Challenge 1932 winners, Franciszek Zwirko and Stanislaw Wigura died in an aircrash.
September 16 - Cyril Uwins sets a new heavier-than-air altitude record of 43,976 ft (13,404 m) in a Vickers Vespa.
September 25 - Lewis Yancey sets an autogyro altitude record of 21,500 ft (6,553 m) in a Pitcairn PCA-2
October 15 - Tata Sons opens an airmail route between Karachi and Madras, the first regular air service within India.
November 14-18 - Amy Johnson breaks the UK-Cape Town speed record, shaving 11 hours off Mollison's record in March. She flies a de Havilland Puss Moth.
November 19 - a national monument to the Wright Brothers is unveiled at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
January 29 - De Havilland Fox Moth
March 20 - P-26 Peashooter
May 7 - Dornier Do 11
June 3 - RWD-6
June 6 - Armstrong Whitworth Atalanta
June 18 - Dewoitine D.500
June 25 - Farman 1000
July 8 - Supermarine Scapa
August 13 - Gee Bee R-1
September 30 - Blackburn Baffin
November 4 - Beech Staggerwing
November 24 - De Havilland Dragon
December 1 - Heinkel He 70
December 21 - Vickers Vincent
De Havilland Tiger Moth with RAF Central Flying School.
PZL P.7a in the Polish Air Force