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The Paris Air Show opens today under the shadow of the crash of Air France 447 and an economic slowdown that is keeping some companies, including Cessna and Gulfstream, from attending. Still, more than 2,000 vendors are there and 300,000 people are expected to attend...

The Canadian Forces Snowbirds air demonstration team has been grounded indefinitely after a problem was found in the disconnect mechanism of the ejection seat in one of the CT-114 Tutor aircraft. All 25 Tutors in the CF inventory have been pulled from service while the fault is investigated...

The Wood County Sheriff's Office in Parkersburg, West Virginia is investigating the shooting of a Cessna 172 recently. The owner believes the aircraft took the round in a wing May 31 but he didn't discover it until a few days later.