The Year of '88
The years aircraft: The Antonov An-225
The Apprentice group Year photograph
May 10 – Airbus A300s are delivered to American Airlines and enter service with the airline.
May 24 – British Airways takes over British Caledonian.
July 13 – A British International Helicopters Sikorsky S-61N helicopter ditches in the North Sea northeast of Sumburgh Airport, Shetland, Scotland, without injury to any of the 21 people on board.