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In an amended Airworthiness Directive, the FAA proposed for Cessna Models 208 and 208B airplanes that additional inspections of the bellcranks are necessary; comment period extended till May 17...

Actor Harrison Ford has been named new Young Eagles chairman by EAA, replacing Brig. Gen. Chuck Yeager, who will become Chairman Emeritus...

NASA opened new 3-D Mars exhibit at Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., this week. The interactive 3D visualizations enable visitors to take a "virtual walk on Mars."...

DeltaHawk, of Racine, Wisc., has partnered with Kurt Manufacturing Co. to produce its turbo-diesel, Jet-A-burning engine for the homebuilt market. Deposits will be taken starting this month, the company said. FAA certification is expected in a couple of years...

New illustrated book from NBAA, The Flying Office, teaches elementary-school children about business aviation, the uses of business aircraft and aviation careers. A PDF version is free online for educators...

Heli-Expo 2004 opens March 15 in Las Vegas, Nev....

Aircraft Electronics Association annual convention is March 29, in Las Vegas, Nev. AEA says "a record-breaking number of new products" will be introduced.