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The FAA will test solar-powered taxiway edge lights this winter with an eye to approving them as an alternative to costly hard-wired systems. The lights, made by Carmanah Technologies Corp., of Victoria, B.C., Canada, will be installed at various airports to see if they can do the job of the regular systems. If they can, they might be a cost-effective alternative for more than 5,000 airports that don't have lights...

The pilot of a cargo plane that went down in Kentucky can't remember what happened in the final moments of the flight. The Air Tahoma Convair 580 crashed on a golf course about a mile from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport last Friday. The unidentified pilot survived with minor injuries but the co-pilot was killed...

Owners of Rotax 912F, 912S and 914F engines will get new oil dipsticks for the engines as part of an Airworthiness Directive issued by the FAA. The AD supersedes an earlier order concerning venting of the valve train. Comments will be received until Oct. 12.