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The 1919 Vickers Vimy replica has reached St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, its departure point for the attempt by Steve Fossett and Mark Rebholtz to re-create the first nonstop trans-Atlantic flight by John Alcock and Arthur Brown. Fossett and Rebholtz will launch for County Galway, Ireland, as soon as weather permits...

The FAA has issued an emergency AD on T-6, SNJ and Harvards after the May 9 crash of an SNJ in Florida. Investigators found a big fatigue crack in the crash airplane's wing and all the aircraft will undergo fluorescent inspections that will be repeated every 200 hours...

Boeing could be on its way to reclaiming the top spot in airliner sales after a banner start to 2005. The company sold 280 planes in the first five months of the year (many of them the new 787) compared to 196 for Airbus. However, the Paris Air Show could alter the spread...

If you'd like to give new purpose to your flying, Angel Flight might be for you. Texas pilots are invited to a pilot recruitment and fundraiser at Lonestar Executive Airport in Conroe, Texas, June 18 to learn more about the organization, which flies people for specialized medical treatment...

There hasn't been a free lunch on many airlines for some time and now Northwest is axing the snack service. Those little packages of pretzels will be replaced with a fruit-and-nut mix at $1 apiece.