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Maintenance of a Cessna Citation 500 that crashed Saturday just before 10 a.m. is a key subject of a lawsuit currently pending in State District Court, according to the Houston Chronicle. The 33-year-old jet was on a maintenance check ride, but crashed on takeoff, killing two...

A reader has sent in-flight photos of the Airbus A380 and A340-600 -- click through to view.

Northwest Airlines pilots could absorb temporary pay cuts of 24 percent as part of the effort to keep the airline alive. The pilots union has agreed to the cuts for two months while it negotiates longer-term concessions the airline says it needs to keep flying...

Groen Brothers has received $3 million from the federal government to study converting C-130 cargo planes into giant gyrodynes (gyrocopters with jet engines at the rotor tips). The company says it will be a cheap and easy way to supply the Army with heavy-lift VTOL capability...

Google has bought a used Boeing 767 that it plans to convert into a corporate aircraft. According to Webpronews, the plane used to toil for Qantas and was purchased by Google for $15 million. The plane will have two staterooms and seating for about 50.