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Passengers at LAX declined last year by 2.25 percent, reaching the lowest level in 14 years, while air cargo and military ops increased...

To raise $100,000 for Angel Flight East, Marine pilot Lindy Kirkland plans to land at 100 airports in Virginia in 24 hours, flying a Cirrus SR-22, on March 16...

A seven-foot-long piece from the wing of a FedEx MD-10 (yes, an MD-10) inbound to a Fort Worth airport Friday morning fell off and landed in a parking lot. The jet landed safely and nobody was hurt...

The radar at the Elgin TRACON, outside Chicago, was down for 13 minutes Wednesday night. Elgin has recently been under FAA scrutiny following an increase in reported errors...

Jean Ross Howard Phelan, a founder of the Whirly Girls organization of helicopter pilots, died Jan. 29 in Washington, D.C. She was 87 years old...

Aviation safety pioneer Jerome Lederer died Friday in California at age 101. Lederer inspected the Spirit of St. Louis before Lindbergh's trans-Atlantic flight and later served as NASA's director of flight safety...

Pilot Gus McLeod, headed for the South Pole, turned around Friday after icing up, and landed at a British research station in Antarctica...

Researchers at Oxford University found homing pigeons follow roads -- even curving along freeway ramps -- to navigate a habitual route.