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Initial reports indicated four people died as a result of a midair collision between a Cessna 172 and a Cessna 150 over Corona, Calif. on Sunday evening. Both pilots, a passenger in one of the aircraft and a person in a car struck by wreckage were killed, according to the first reports from the scene ...

The FAA has certified a full-motion level D simulator for Eclipse 500 aircraft, which should help the company's owner type certification program. Pilots can be type rated in the sim, according to a company release ...

A new version of the Super Cub, called the Super 18, is expected to be available later this year after Northern Airframes LLC gets FAA approval to manufacture certified versions of one of Alaska's favorite aircraft. The Super 18 has a wider cabin and bigger payload than the original but retains the STOL characteristics that make it so popular with bush pilots.