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Lycoming has issued Mandatory Service Bulletin 554, which calls for removal of bad crankshaft retaining bolts installed in their engines and replacement of the bad bolts within the next 10 hours or seven days of operation (whichever comes first). Affected engines are all O, IO, (L)TIO or AEIO-540 engines that have had a crankshaft bolt replaced during maintenance or overhaul between November 27, 1996, and November 10, 1998...

For the first time since 1961, Key West has scheduled international flights. Discover Air is now offering round-trip flights between Key West and Nassau three times per week. Key West halted regular air service with Havana a year prior to the Cuban missile crisis...

The FAA assigned alternate flight routes to planes departing Kennedy Airport on Tuesday morning so that the skies would be quiet over Rockaway during a memorial for the victims of American Airlines Flight 587 that crashed a year ago...

A 13-year-old boy’s questions about the safety of tap water on airplanes prompted an investigation by The Wall Street Journal into the matter. The Journal found that salmonella, fecal coliform and other bacteria were present.