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Commemorative Air Force Fights Hangar Rule
August 31, 2014 The Commemorative Air Force is asking the FAA to extend the Sept. 5 comment deadline on a proposed policy on "aeronautical...

Japan Studies Indigenous Fighter Program
August 31, 2014 Japan is studying whether to go it alone on building its next generation of fighter aircraft. Japan's ministry of defense has...

Unconscious Pilot: SR22 Crashes Off Virginia
August 30, 2014 Fighter aircraft followed a Cirrus SR22 with an unconscious pilot aboard until it ran out of fuel and crashed in the Atlantic...

Malaysian Crew Members 'Afraid To Fly'
August 26, 2014 Malaysian Airlines has been losing cabin crew at a higher than normal rate recently and the leader of its biggest union says...

Disney Sees Drone-Operated Entertainment
August 26, 2014 Disney "imagineers" have found some unique uses for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that could eventually see airborne puppets...

Pipistrel Flies WATTsUP Electric Trainer
August 24, 2014 Slovenian planemaker Pipistrel says its new electric-powered training aircraft will slash training costs while pleasing the...

SpaceX Rocket Self Destructs
August 23, 2014 A SpaceX Falcon 9 reusable rocket was intentionally exploded over the company's Texas proving grounds on Friday after onboard...

NASA Flies Hybrid Electric VTOL
August 23, 2014 NASA has flown its tilt-rotor hybrid electric concept aircraft and hopes it will result in a practical VTOL unmanned aircraft....

New Takes On Business Travel
August 19, 2014 A couple of new companies are trying fresh approaches to pull high-value business travellers out of the backpack and tennis...

CitationAir Closing Oct. 31
August 19, 2014 Textron Aviation is closing former Cessna fractional operator CitationAir and selling the remaining airplanes. CitationAir was...