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A conference that puts pilots and air traffic controllers in the same room wrapped up in Dallas Wednesday. Sponsored by the National Air Traffic Controllers Association, "Communicating for Safety" was aimed at raising issues and solving problems with air traffic communication. FAA COO Russ Chew attended...

The city of Bolingbrook, Ill., is choosing to preserve its airport over "100 new houses or some big-box retailers." The city is buying the airport for $13.2 million and planning $3.8 million in improvements, including runway lights, weather stations, hangars and lengthening the runway 400 feet...

Diamond Aircraft announced the maiden flight of a gasoline-powered version of its DA-42 twin. The original DA-42 launched with super-efficient Thielert 135-hp diesel engines. The latest sports a pair of 180-hp Lycomings and maxed at 180 knots, climbed at 2,000 fpm and burned 14 gph at 165 knots.