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Mark Rosenker has been named vice chairman of the NTSB. President Bush confirmed the appointment Friday. Rosenker joined the board March 24 after a two-year stint as deputy assistant to the president and director of the White House Military Office...

The Navy is spending another $192 million on the Osprey. The Navy awarded the contract to Boeing and Bell Helicopters to keep testing the tiltrotor, which returned to flightlast year. It was grounded in December of 2000 after two crashes that killed 23 Marines...

Phillips 66 is continuing its fuel rebates for the Young Eagles program even after it reaches its goal of flying a million young people by Dec. 17 of this year. Under the program, those taking Young Eagles for a flight can get a portion of their fuel cost rebated by the company...

A weeklong experiment to make pattern work easier in Washington and New York areas ended Sunday. The FAA initially allowed that type of training to take place without flight plans and through the use of the universal transponder code 1234 the previous weekend but bad weather kept traffic down. The eased restrictions could become permanent if the experiment was a success...

Jet A for your rocket plane? XCOR Aerospace has successfully tested a kerosene-fueled rocket engine it says will push it closer to a design for a space tourism rocket. The kerosene engine is more powerful than earlier alcohol models and fuel is a lot easier to come by.