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Pennsylvania officials say the state will have full ADS-B coverage within four years. It will start with four ground stations covering most of the eastern part of the state...

Anheuser-Busch has apologized for a Bud Light commercial poking fun at low-cost airlines it admits was in poor taste. The ad was supposed to be a satirical look at "slices of life" but, instead, suggested safety was compromised by the budget carriers. The ad was only aired once before being pulled last January but is still making the Internet rounds...

The "father of the Boeing 747," Joe Sutter, was recently recognized for the accomplishment and was interviewedby The Connected Traveler. A copy of the interview is available online...

Japanese officials are puzzling over the simultaneous disruption of radio reception at three air navigation facilities. The U.S. military has been asked to investigate the interference but some respondents to the Japan Today forum on the topic say it might be the precursor to an earthquake...

Astronaut Gene Cernan and legendary pilots Scott Crossfield and Bob Hoover will present the 2005 Combs Award to help open the National Business Aviation Association Convention (NBAA 2005) on Nov. 9 in Orlando.