This Day in FAA History: May 30th

Full FAA Chronology at this link.
19580530: The Douglas DC-8 first flew. On August 31, 1959, FAA type-certificated this four-engine long-range jet airliner with a maximum capacity for 189 passengers. The plane entered scheduled airline service with Delta on September 18, 1959.
19740530: FAA certificated the Airbus A-300, the first of a series of wide-body transport aircraft produced by Airbus Industrie, an international consortium established in December 1970 with French, West German, British, Spanish, Dutch, and Belgian partner companies. The emergence of Airbus Industrie signaled greater competition for U.S. aircraft manufacturers. (See April 6, 1978.)
19910530: DOT announced a $5 million grant to Stewart International Airport, Newburgh, N.Y., the first award under the Military Airports Program mandated by the Aviation Safety and Capacity Expansion Act of 1990 (see November 5, 1990). The new program used Airport Improvement Program funds to assist former military airports and joint civil/military airports.
19970530: FAA grounded the MD-900 Explorer helicopter until further notice following the discovery of a broken adjustable collective drive link during a McDonnell-Douglas post-flight inspection on May 8.
19970530: FAA selected the firm of Booz-Allen & Hamilton to perform a congressionally-mandated review of the agency’s new acquisition system.
20000530: FAA published in the Federal Register a final rule modifying Part 158 to incorporate changes mandated by the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act of the 21st Century, including adding $4.00 and $4.50 Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) levels.
20030530: The engineered materials arresting system installed at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport successfully stopped a Gemini Cargo McDonnell Douglas MD-11F aircraft that overran the runway. (See May 8, 1999; January 22, 2005.)
20200530: SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launched Crew Dragon’s second demonstration mission from Launch Complex 39A at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The following day, Crew Dragon autonomously docked to the International Space Station. With this flight, which delivered NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the space station, the Dragon spacecraft returned human spaceflight to the United States. On August 2, the two astronauts splashed down in the Gulf of Mexico, the first time in 58 years that astronauts used the Gulf as a landing site. (See September 1, 2016; November 15, 2020)
20230530: U.S. District Judge Jorge Alonso in the Northern District of Illinois ruled that relatives of people who died in a 2019 Boeing 737 MAX crash could seek compensation for the victim’s pain and suffering before the plane crashed in Ethiopia. (See January 5, 2023.)