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An FAA Airworthiness Directive for McCauley Propeller Systems targets 40 propeller hubs that the company says were incorrectly manufactured. The hubs could crack, causing blade separation and loss of control. The AD is effective Dec. 15 and requires that the hubs be removed from service within 10 flight hours or 10 days...

An around-the-world "world speed record" helicopter flight is in the works for next June, with the aim to break the 1996 record of 17 days and six hours, and to raise millions of dollars to improve the lives of poor children...

Last week, Raytheon Co. said it had signed the largest single order in its history, selling 50 Hawker business jets to NetJets in a billion-dollar deal...

A 1981 Piper Seneca was stolen from Andres Island, Bahamas (MYAF) last Wednesday. The aircraft is gray with light blue and white trim, small registration numbers, and large tricolor stripes on the tail. If found, contact the local police then call the Aviation Crime Prevention Institute, 800-969-5473...

A New York philanthropist, George F. Baker III, 66, went missing off the coast of Nantucket on Thursday afternoon. He was flying a twin-engine Beechcraft and was alone on board...

After 11 years of planning, Los Angeles International Airport will scrap its plans and start over to plan expansion....

The first G1000 Diamond Star to be delivered in Australia arrived there recently. It will be used as a personal aircraft as well as for flight training and rental in Melbourne.