Coinciding with National Aviation Day, which celebrates the Wright brothers, National Aviation Week is celebrated from August 19th  annually. It is filled with events, including conferences, exhibitions, and webinars, which aim to celebrate the history of aviation. This week deserves to be celebrated because the creation of aviation has led to globalization and allowed us to travel the world. Take time this year to honor the geniuses whose contribution to the invention has been spectacular.


Aviation is an invention that has existed for several centuries in various forms. Inspired by the flights of birds, showing that living things can survive at certain heights, legends of human aviation began to be introduced in ancient Greek mythology, for example, the legend of Icarus, which is known as the flying human. The first flying device, the kite, was invented in China in 1000 B.C. A failed flying attempt occurred in 852 B.C. when English King Bladud tried to fly but was killed. By 400 B.C., innovation had improved, and Archytas of Tarentum reportedly made a steam-propelled pigeon. In 1250 A.D., an English cleric, Robert Bacon, wrote about mechanical flight. Finally, between 1485 and 1500, Leonardo da Vinci began to design flying machines and parachutes, and from that moment onwards, flight-related inventions have been advancing.


Italian inventor Tito Livio Burattini was invited by the Polish King Wladyslaw IV to his court in Warsaw in 1647, and that's when he built a model aircraft with four fixed glider wings are known as the "four pairs of wings attached to an elaborate dragon." Although the device could lift a cat in 1648, it could not be used to fly humans, but it was the most sophisticated device for flying in the 19th century. Today's airplanes are a development of Orville Wright of the 1900s, whose invention took only 12 seconds. The Wright Brothers are recognized as the first to invent aircraft control systems that made fixed-wing flight possible.



  • Fear of Flying
  • 80%of the population suffers from aerophobia which is the fear of flying.

  •  Engine Weight
  • The Boeing 747 engine weighs almost 9.500 pounds

  •  Flying Population
  • Only 5 out of 100 people have traveled by air.

  • Rules for Cabin Crew
  • Women over the age of thirty years wouldn't be hired by airlines in the 1930s

  • Oxygen Masks
  • Oxygen masks on airplanes provide only 12 minutes of airflow.


     Celebration of History

    It took many years and constant experimentation to reach where we are today in the long and complicated history; hence it is essential to honor those responsible for the inventions.

     Motivation to Youths

    When we celebrate this week, we encourage and motivate the youth to work towards creating new inventions in the world of aviation.


    The week is exceptionally educational and provides unique information, especially for those who want to know about aviation's past and history.

     Aviation Week Industry Statistics

     Domestic Airlines

    Measured by revenue, the market size of the Domestic Airlines industry stands at $143.2 billion in 2023 and is expected to decline by 0.6% in the same year.

     International Airlines

    The International Airlines market size measured by revenue is $64.5 billion in 2023 but is expected to rise 19.9% in the same year.

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