Gulfstream Aerospace founded in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
London Gatwick Airport opens after two years of extensive reconstruction. It is the first multimodal airport in the world, with direct rail connections from the main terminal to London and Brighton.
January 14 - Qantas becomes the first foreign airline permitted to fly across the United States
February 13 - the British Ministry of Defence White Paper makes Britain's nuclear weapons programme public knowledge.
March 17 - Air Inter commences operations
May 16 - Cpt W. W. Irwin sets a new airspeed record of 1,404 mph (2,259 km/h) in a F-104 Starfighter, the first record over 2,000 km/h
May 17 - four F3H Demons and four F8U Crusaders make a non-stop crossing of the Atlantic
May 23 - the Short S.C.1 VTOL aircraft makes its first hovering flight
September 30 - Britain's last flying boat is withdrawn from commercial service when Aquila Airways terminated its service on the Southampton--Funchal (Madeira) route.
March 5 - Yakovlev Yak-28
March 25 - The Avro CF-105 Arrow (RL201) made its maiden flight in Malton (Toronto, Ontario, Canada).
April 22 - Boeing Vertol 107-II
April 30 - Blackburn Buccaneer XK 486
May 12 - Dassault Mirage III
May 27 - McDonnell XF4H-1
June 9 - Agusta AZ8-L
July 30 - de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou CF-KTK-X
August 31 - North American A3J-1 Vigilante
September 16 - North American NA265-40 Sabreliner
December 4 - Baade B-152 V1 Prototype
F-104 Starfighter with the 83rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron USAF at Hamilton AFB
April 9 - Handley Page Victor with No. 10 Squadron RAF at RAF Cottesmore
April 21 - Vertol Model 44 with New York Airways
May 26 - Republic F-105B Thunderchief with the 335th Tactical Fighter Squadron USAF at Eglin AFB
Boeing 707 with Pan Am
de Havilland Sea Vixen to 700 Naval Air Squadron
Lockheed L-188 Electra with American Airlines