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A Swedish pilot died after a midair collision during the Aero GP race in Malta on Sunday. Gabor Vargas, the Swedish aerobatic champion, died after his Yak-55 was struck behind the canopy by an Extra flown by Eddy Goggins, who parachuted to safety. The race around Malta's harbor included "a combination of racing, air-to-air combat and target bombing", according to the racing league's Web site...

If you move from the U.S. to Canada or vice versa, chances are you won't have any hoops to jump to maintain your flying privileges. The two countries have signed a bilateral agreement that makes private and higher Canadian licenses and U.S. certificates interchangeable, subject to some unspecified conditions...

The FAA has issued an airworthiness directive (AD) requiring certain Hartzell props to be checked for cracks in the hub. The suspect props could be on any of dozens of aircraft...

Aviation safety in Nigeria is taking a step forward with the announcement that the government is canceling the registration of about 300 aircraft deemed unairworthy. Some haven't had their airworthiness certificates renewed in the last five years and others are abandoned airframes scattered at various airports...

The FAA has approved a new type of child safety restraint for use in airliners. The belt arrangement, made by AmSafe, goes around the seatback and attaches to the regular seatbelt providing torso restraint for kids weighing 22 to 44 lbs….

Delta Air Lines is recalling 60 furloughed pilots and 200 flight attendants while Northwest Airlines is calling back 1,131 attendants. The airlines say attrition and a bit of growth has made room for the workers.