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A Fairchild Metroliner SA227-AC apparently caught fire and exploded while flying at 20,000 feet above New Zealand on Tuesday. The airplane was carrying mail; the two pilots on board died...

EAA Southwest Regional Fly-In coming May 12-15 at a new location, Hondo Airport, near San Antonio, Texas...

New 757s are no more, but companies are sprouting to convert the older airplanes into freight haulers...

Hops & Props fundraiser at EAA AirVenture Museum on May 14 will offer microbrews, hors d'oeuvres, and live entertainment, to benefit youth education programs...

ABC News is due to air a segment this week about the proposed legislation that would restrict the National Weather Service from offering its services for free...

Gulfstream G150 made its first flight on Monday, in Israel...

The New York Times takes a look at medical airlifts...

An airliner in Japan landed on a closed runway on Friday, following instructions from controllers. Nobody was hurt.