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J. Roy Shoffner, who helped recover and restore the Glacier Girl P-38, has died at age 77, in Kentucky...

The FAA is checking into Alaska Air maintenance procedures, after questions were raised about jackscrew lubrication...

A fired worker says the superjumbo A380 is unsafe; the builders disagree...

The FAA last week gave its final OK to a $7.5 billion expansion project at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, but neighbors already got a court to halt the work...

The machinists' union ended its month-long strike against Boeing after the company made concessions on health care and pension benefits...

A T-65 Turbo Thrush owned by the U.S. State Department was shot down in Colombia while fumigating coca crops there. The pilot, a Colombian, died...

Garmin has received a Supplemental Type Certificate from the FAA for the GFC 700 autopilot for Raytheon's Beechcraft Bonanza G36...

Western Michigan University will retire its fleet of Cessna 172s and replace it with 30 Cirrus SR20 and SR22 aircraft. The school will lease the aircraft from Cirrus and get new ones every two years...

FedEx has cancelled jumpseat privileges for most of its workers, due to security concerns. A flight crew was attacked by a jumpseat passenger in 1994...

100th anniversary of Wright brothers' first public flight at Huffman Prairie to be commemorated this week...

SpaceShipOne will take its place at the National Air & Space Museum with a ceremony on Wednesday.