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The FAA on Monday asked operators of commuter aircraft to collect data on the actual weight of pax and bags, to test whether the averages in use are accurate, and also issued an emergency AD mandating inspections of Beech 1900 elevator control systems. The actions were prompted by the fatal Jan. 8 crash of a Beech 1900 on takeoff from Charlotte, N.C....

A pilot was killed when his twin-engine 1958 Beechcraft 95 Travelair crashed into a house in Southern California on Friday. A 17-year-old boy watching TV in the house was not hurt...

A China Airlines 747 flew from Shanghai to Taipei on Sunday, the first time in more than 50 years that Taiwanese civilian aircraft have been permitted to operate in Chinese airspace...

Tenth annual Aviation Law Conference set for Feb. 10-11 in Miami, Fla., to examine current issues in the law of FAA aircraft registration, financing, and security...

John Boothe, chief of maintenance for the N.C. Aviation Museum in Asheboro, received the Charles Taylor Master Mechanic award from the FAA. The award goes to individuals who have been involved in aviation for over 50 years, 30 years of which must be in maintenance.