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The prototype of the new Comp Air 10-place turboprop will be ready to fly into the Sun 'n Fun air show next month, the company said this week...

A report on runway incursions at Los Angeles International Airport found there is not too much traffic, but the runway and taxiway configurations need improvement...

Light Sport Airplanes West is opening in Salinas, Calif., with a fly-in on April 28. LSAW will sell sport aircraft from Flight Design, Evektor, Jabiru, Tecnam, Remos and StingSport...

An MD-87 apparently en route to Russia was forced to land in Milwaukee on Saturday by military jets. The airplane's owner said a sale was in the works but had not been finalized...

AOPA Air Safety Foundation's PinchHitter course for non-pilots is now available free online...

Watch those radios. A series of thefts in North Carolina have targeted King and Garmin avionics in aircraft, all in unsecured locations...

Mooney Airplane Company has named Floyd Washburn, formerly with Gulfstream, as vice president of programs and new business... The King Air Foundation has received more industry support to restore the first King Air (S/N LJ-1), with Snap-On, Machida, Hydro Tek and Cotterman recently donating various products… Experiments will start next year to test the effectiveness of high-altitude unmanned aircraft in protecting commercial airports from missile attacks, according to Flight International.