British Civil Aviation in 1997

29 May
British Aerospace (BAe) announces that its Jetstream aircraft division at Prestwick will close at the end of the year with 380 job losses.

10 June
British Airways reveal new logos to replace the stylised Union Jack currently used on their aircraft.

15 August
The first round-the-world flight by a piston-engined helicopter is successfully completed in 97 days by Jennifer Murray and Quentin Smith in a Robinson R44 at Denham.

10 September
A new altitude record of 5,120 metres (16,800 feet) for two-place hang-gliders is set by Judy Leden and Lucy Armour with the help of a hot air balloon.