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Southwest Airlines carried more passengers than any other U.S. airline in May. That's the first time a low-fare carrier has knocked one of the major carriers from the top spot...

Diamond Aircraft is helping more pilots get into their aircraft by donating $20,000 to Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's scholarship fund. The university flies 10 DA40 Diamond Stars at its Daytona Beach Campus and 35 DA20-CIs at the primary flight school it runs for the Air Force in Colorado Springs...

One of the flashiest personal jets will also have one of the most modern avionics suites. The Aviation Technology Group (ATG) has announced it will use the Avidyne Entegra Integrated Flight Deck and Flight Control System in its two-place, fighter-like Javelin. The PFDs and MFDs are available now. First Javelin deliveries are slated for 2007...

British flying fans are getting vertical thanks to the Helicopter Museum. The facility has expanded its Helicopter Experience Flights to Wednesday evenings during the summer and dozens of people have gone along for the ride. The museum is in Weston-super-Mare, Somerset.