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Amazon Unveils Futuristic Helicopter-Plane Hybrid Drone for Deliveries

Amazon.com Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months. The new device takes off vertically, …

2 Muslims Kicked Off Flight Sue Airlines

Two Muslim men who were kicked off an airplane in May after the pilot objected to their presence are suing Delta Air Lines Inc. and Atlantic Southeast Airlines Inc., which operated the flight from Memphis, Tenn., to Charlotte, N.C. According …

Airplane Crashes into Philippine School, 11 Killed

At least 11 people, including two children, were killed when a light plane crashed into a school building Saturday near the Philippine capital after its pilot requested an emergency landing shortly after takeoff, officials and the Red Cross said. Mayor …

Tourist Flight Crashes in Nepal, Killing 19 Aboard

A plane carrying tourists to view Mount Everest crashed while attempting to land in Nepal on Sunday, killing all 19 people on board, including 13 foreigners, officials said. Ten Indians, two Americans and one Japanese were among the victims, Tourism …

Rolls-Royce, Qantas Settle A380 Engine Dispute for $100 Million

Rolls-Royce and Qantas have reached a settlement over an Airbus A380 engine explosion last year that forced a jet with 469 people on board to make an emergency landing and grounded much of the airline’s fleet. Qantas said the out-of-court …