1958 in aviation
- Gulfstream Aerospace founded in Savannah, Georgia, USA.
- London Gatwick Airport opens after two years of extensive reconstruction. It is the first multimodal airport in the world, with direct rail connections from the main terminal to London and Brighton.
- February 13 – the British Ministry of Defence White Paper makes Britain's nuclear weapons programme public knowledge.
- March 17 – Air Inter commences operations
- May 16 – Cpt W. W. Irwin sets a new airspeed record of 1,404 mph (2,259 km/h) in a F-104 Starfighter, the first record over 2,000 km/h
- May 17 – four F3H Demons and four F8U Crusaders make a non-stop crossing of the Atlantic
- May 23 – the Short S.C.1 VTOL aircraft makes its first hovering flight
- September 30 – Britain's last flying boat airliners are put out of service when Aquila Airways terminates it Southampton-Madeira route.
- F-104 Starfighter with the 83rd Fighter Interceptor Squadron USAF at Hamilton AFB
- April 9 – Handley Page Victor with No. 10 Squadron RAF at RAF Cottesmore
- April 21 – Vertol Model 44 with New York Airways
- de Havilland Sea Vixen to No. 700 Squadron FAA