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U.S. Airline Aircraft Sales Boom »

Orders for long-lasting U.S. manufactured goods posted their biggest gain on record in July on strong overseas demand for aircraft, and the underlying trend also remained firm, pointing to brisk economic growth. More

Disney Sees Drone-Operated Entertainment »

Disney "imagineers" have found some unique uses for unmanned aerial systems (UAS) that could eventually see airborne puppets controlled by drones pulling the strings. The company has filed three patent applications to use the increasingly sophisticated little aircraft to widen its entertainment offerings at its theme parks. More

Malaysian Crew Members 'Afraid To Fly' »

Malaysian Airlines has been losing cabin crew at a higher than normal rate recently and the leader of its biggest union says there's no mystery there. Abu Malek Ariff told AFP some employees "are now afraid to fly." Since the missile attack on one of its aircraft in Ukraine, which followed the March disappearance of another Boeing 777 it's believed that family pressure has also convinced some of the flying staff to find other work. More

Three Rescuers Killed In Helo Crash »

A police helicopter crashed about 9 a.m. Sunday while trying to rescue an injured climber in the Picos de Europa mountain range in Spain, killing all three crew members on board. A fourth crew member, who had already exited the helicopter to aid the climber, survived and called for help. More

Historic Fighter Plane Collection Sold »

A collection of historic aircraft that flew in the 1969 movie "The Battle of Britain" and then sat in storage in a Texas hangar for more than 40 years has been sold for more than 10 million pounds (almost $17 million) to a European dealer, the Sunday Express reported this weekend. The collection includes a 1943 Spitfire that flew in World War II, and nine rare Buchons, a Spanish-built version of Germany's Messerschmitt 109. More