January 31 - Mikhail Mil dies, aged 61
February 17-18 - US Air Force B-52 Stratofortresses attack Laos.
February 24 - HMS Ark Royal is recommissioned after a £UK 30 million refit.
February 27 - Hawker Siddeley begins buying back surplus Hawker Hunters from the Royal Air Force to remanufacture for new customers.
March 6 - BEA opens its charter service, BEA Airtours
March 17 - an Eastern Air Lines Douglas DC-9 is hijacked. The hijacker is overpowered and the aircraft lands safely in Boston, although the co-pilot is killed in the struggle.
May 18 - National Airlines ends a 108-day strike by offering ground crews a 33% pay increase.
May 26 - the Tupolev Tu-144 exceeds Mach 2 in level flight, the first commercial aircraft to do so.
July 1 - Melbourne opens its new international airport
July 5 - An Air Canada DC-8 crashes near Toronto International Airport killing 108
July 17 - Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport commences passenger screening to help prevent hijackings; the first airport to do so.
August 22 - Two Sikorsky HH-53C helicopters complete a non-stop transpacific flight of 9,000 miles (14,484 km) using in-flight refuelling.
September 3 - Air France places the first orders for the Airbus A300
October 19 - Hindustan Aeronautics completes its first licence-built MiG-21
November 11 - the British government agrees to fund development of the Rolls-Royce RB211 turbofan, rescuing the project from Rolls-Royce's bankruptcy
November 20 - the US Air Force and Army assault the Son Tay prison camp. No POWs are found.
November 21 - US aircraft begin the first major bombing campaign of North Vietnam since 1968. 300 aircraft attack the Mu Gia and Ban Gari passes.
December 15 - Artem Mikoyan dies, aged 65
December 20 - with pre-tax losses of $US 130 million, the year ends as the worst ever for US airlines.
December 31 - Jeanne Holm becomes the USAF's first female General.
January 17 Sukhoi T-6-2IG (prototype of Sukhoi Su-24 'Fencer')
February 19 - Canadair CL-84 CX8401
May 28 - Boeing Vertol Model 347
July 16 - Aérospatiale Corvette
July 18 - Alenia G.222
August 20 - Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk
August 29 - McDonnell Douglas DC-10
September 1 - Dassault Falcon 10
November 12 - Nihon XC-1
November 14 - Aerosport Rail N43344
November 16 - Lockheed L-1011
December 21 - Grumman YF-14A
Nanchang Q-5 with Chinese People's Liberation Army
January 22 - Boeing 747 with Pan Am and TWA