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Airbus super-jumbo A380 first commercial flights will be delayed six months. Qantas previously expected its first aircraft in October of next year. Now an April 2007 delivery date seems a more accurate expectation. Expecting airlines may or may not elect to not seek apologies from the manufacturer in the form of cash...

Do you know a mechanic or flight instructor who deserves an award? The NBAA wants to hear about them...

T-6 owner/operators, the FAA wants your input this week as it prepares to determine what action to take in the wake of a wing failure in Florida last month...

NTSB investigators found no problems with the brakes of a Citation CJ2 jet that ran off the runway at Bader Airport in Atlantic City on May 15. The airport is closed to jet traffic. The pilot told investigators he "lost the brakes" during the landing roll...

The FAA proposes to give voluntary "safety approvals" to commercial space operators...

Air carriers need better ways to deal with under-performing crew, the NTSB said this week. The safety board made several safety recommendations stemming from its investigation of a 2003 FedEx crash...

Four Winds Aircraft will offer AmSafe's inflatable restraints on its FX-210 and FX-250T aircraft, AmSafe said last week.