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Pilots of a Legacy business jet that collided with a Boeing 737 over Brazil two weeks ago say the aircraft's transponder was working at the time of the crash. Brazilian authorities are claiming the transponder signal disappeared just before the crash...

One of the Groen Brothers, Jay, has died of cancer. Groen, who with his brother David founded their autorotation aircraft company in 1986, died Oct. 9. The company is currently working on a military transport version of its autogyro design...

PHI Inc., a Louisiana helicopter company, is continuing operations despite a strike by about half of its more than 500 pilots. The company serves Gulf oil platforms as well as medevac operations...

Members of several aviation organizations met with new Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters in Washington last Friday. EAA's Doug Macnair said Peters appears eager to work with general aviation groups on issues like FAA funding.