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One man's noise is another's music. Local residents and town officials are unhappy about the sounds emanating from an ultralight airfield. The Morningside Flight Park in Charlestown, N.H., operates ultralights for hang glider towing. Recent town council meetings have addressed the issue of this airborne noise, although officials aren't sure if they can regulate the air over the city...

On Monday, proposed tax plans that would raise airfares in Britain were unveiled. Characterized as "radical" by some analysts, these costs would result from tough noise, congestion and pollution charges against airlines. However, the proposals put forward by the British Commission for Integrated Transport are still under debate with no set implementation date as of yet...

A computer glitch caused the delay in processing arriving passengers at airports nationwide. Officials at Chicago's O'Hare International airport reported 2,000 arriving passengers were stranded for at least three hours on Sunday night when a glitch in the Homeland Security Department's computers slowed things down considerably...

Wichita State University is trying to make itself the world's leading aviation research location. Although the institution already performs 70 percent of the FAA's research on composites, the university wants a larger role, as a "lead" university, serving as a central location and coordinator of research. However, other institutions are also vying for this distinction.