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Southwest Airlines CEO James Parker unexpectedly resigned on Thursday. Gary Kelly, who was CFO, will take over the slot...

A military plane carrying Britain's Prince Charles was involved in an incident in March during which it may have come close to a midair collision with an airliner, according to news reports over the weekend. The U.K.'s National Air Traffic Service (NATS) said, "Separation was maintained ... NATS believes the aircraft were several miles apart ... but both pilots considered it appropriate to take reporting action." According to Reuters, NATS sources said the two aircraft came within 900 feet of each other...

The FAA has proposed a new Airworthiness Directive for all Cessna Models 190, 195, 195A, and 195B airplanes that would require repetitive inspections of aileron hinge brackets to check for cracks or corrosion...

Three small airplanes violated a presidential TFR near Milwaukee last week; they were checked out or escorted to a landing by F-16s and landed without incident...

Air Force says C-5A Galaxy cargo haulers good for another 25 years of service...

Boeing said it will hire 3,000 aviation workers by the end of the year, most of them in the Seattle area.