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A British Airways CityFlyer captain and a ground employee have been fired after the pilot allowed the groundworker’s father to fly for free in the cockpit from London to Milan. The pilot was fired for breaching security rules, the groundworker for fraud ...

The FAA may resume “courtesy inspections” of new homebuilt designs after the Congressman representing the district that is home to Lancair and Epic Aircraft complained that the freeze on inspections could harm the companies. The FAA halted the inspections as part of a review of homebuilt rules ...

The Air Force will officially retire its fleet of F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighters by late April. At least two celebrations are planned to mark the career of the radar-deflecting aircraft, which are being replaced by equally stealthy but much more versatile F-22 Raptors.