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Dr. Paul MacCready, whose Gossamer Albatross I became the first aircraft to fly across the English Channel under human power alone in 1979, died Aug. 28. MacCready was also the founder of AeroVironment, which developed groundbreaking alternative energy technology ... .

Boeing says it will be ready to test biofuel in a 747 within a year ... .

The Hawker 750 mid-size jet flew for the first time on August 23 ... .

The Hawker 900XP mid-size jet was type certified by the FAA last week, Hawker Beechcraft announced ... .

The Washington, D.C., ADIZ airspace changes shape on Thursday, August 30, AOPA has the details.