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The first DC-3 to fly passengers for Delta has been restored and will be based at the Delta Heritage Museum, near Atlanta. The plane was rescued from a Puerto Rico cargo operation and rebuilt over five years...

Independence Air, the upstart Dulles-based budget carrier, will fly for the last time tonight. The airline, started in perhaps the most challenging period in U.S. airline history, will lay off most of its 2,700 employees after it failed to find the cash infusion needed to keep going...

Some people get mountains named after them, others lakes, and some cities. AOPA President Phil Boyer has had three theoretical points that exist only in GPS databases named after him and he couldn't be happier. The RNAV fixes PHILB, DEFND and GEEAY are on one of the new GPS approaches to AOPA's home field at Frederick, Md....

Chalk's Ocean Airways hopes to resume flights Jan. 10. The airline suspended operations after a Dec. 19 in-flight wing separation caused the crash of one of its turboprop Mallard amphibs, killing all 20 on board.