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FAA Remains Focused on Reducing Fatal Aviation Accidents

Alaska is leading the nation in a category it would rather finish last in: aviation accidents.

Small Plane Crashes at Merrill Field

Anchorage fire crews received word of a small plane crash at Merrill Field Sunday afternoon.

TSA Competition Spurs Innovation for Waiting Travelers

For some travelers, the recently enacted TSA Pre-Check at most airports has made flying easier and less stressful, but if a new contest is any indication, it is far from a walk in the park for airport employees.

Authorities Announce Controlled Training Burn at Fairbanks International Airport

Airport officials have announced a special training simulation at the Fairbanks International Airport, which may produce large plumes of smoke to be visible in the vicinity.

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One of a Kind Flying Museum Fights to Preserve the Past

In a state rich in aviation tradition, museums dedicated to flight aren't uncommon, but when it comes to remembering our role in the forgotten war, some say Alaska is lacking. 

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Investigators Head for Site of Deadly Bethel Plane Crash

Alaska State Troopers say 42-year-old Derrick Cedars of Bethel and 46-year-old Greggory McGee of Anchorage were both pilots.

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Despite IRS Concession, Aviation Tax Issue Still Threatens Small Carriers

An aviation tax issue stinging small Alaska carriers with hundreds of thousands of dollars in back taxes remains unaddressed Monday, despite a recent announcement from the Internal Revenue Service promising relief.

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Beechcraft, Cessna Consolidate Under Textron Aviation

The company that produces Cessna and Hawker aircraft completed its purchase of Beechcraft Corporation Friday, consolidating three of the largest general aviation companies in the country under one roof.

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