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An early winter storm knocked out the DME at Reno-Tahoe International Airport Saturday, canceling 69 flights and stranding 2,000 passengers. Airport spokesman Brian Kulpin said it was the second such failure of the FAA-operated equipment in a month and he described it as "inexcusable."

The FAA's hazardous-materials enforcement process needs improvement, according to the Department of Transportation's inspector general. A report calls the agency's effort to keep explosive, toxic and caustic materials out of airplanes "cumbersome, lengthy and sometimes ineffectual," but the agency points to the recent safety record as proof the system is working...

Save Concorde Group is asking Airbus to restore the supersonic airliner's certificate of airworthiness. On Friday, the first anniversary of the last flight of the Concorde, the group presented a 20,000-name petition to the British division of the company. Airbus looked after maintenance on the airliner for British Airways, which retired it in October 2003...

Witnesses and investigators said a Robinson R-22 exploded in midair before crashing in a field near Arlington, Wash., on Saturday. Witness Loren Kraetz told The Seattle Times he heard the engine on the helicopter suddenly rev up before the aircraft exploded. Two people on board were killed...

The cross-country journey of a restored UH-1 Huey helicopter to a series of reunions with those who flew the helicopter in Vietnam is the subject of an award-winning documentary just released on video and DVD. "In the Shadow of the Blade" can be ordered online or by calling 817-691-9723...

Dozens of vintage, classic and modern aircraft will converge on Lakeland Linder Regional Airport Dec. 4 for a vintage aircraft fly-in hosted by Sun 'n Fun and the Florida Sport Antique and Classic Association. Festivities begin with a pancake breakfast.