One was the arrival in Baghdad of a hijacked Saudi airliner in October.
The Trident was CAAC's first western built short haul jet airliner.
In 2000 Boeing announced a plan for a supersonic airliner - the Sonic Cruiser.
They stated specifically that they did not want a transatlantic airliner.
Or about how, in 1988, the USS Vincennes shot down an Iranian civilian airliner, killing 290 people.