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A length of electrical cable that has caused two recent power outages at Philadelphia International Airport will soon be replaced. The problem was traced to the wire and it should be replaced in a week. An outage on June 5 halted operations for about 40 minutes and affected 135 flights...

A charter company whose Challenger jet ran off a runway at Teterboro Airport last winter is denying claims by the FAA that it falsified weight and balance calculations, leading to the plane's inability to lift off the runway. The plane ended up crossing a highway and coming to rest in a warehouse. No one was killed but several were injured...

The world's first civilian tiltrotor flew like an airplane for the first time Friday. The Bell/Agusta 609 reached speeds of 220 mph in the first full forward rotation of the engine nacelles. The six-to-nine-passenger plane is being marketed as a business, utility and search plane.