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  • This undated artist rendering provided by the National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution shows changes to Milestones of Flight Hall at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington.  For the first time since its 1976 opening, the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum plans to overhaul its central exhibition showing the milestones of flight. The extensive renovation announced Thursday will be carried out over the next two years with portions of the exhibit closing temporarily over time, said Museum Director J.R. "Jack" Dailey.  (AP Photo/National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution)

    Air, space artifacts to get new display in DC

    Some of the most iconic artifacts of aviation and space history will be getting an updated display for the 21st century, with the Apollo moon landing as the centerpiece.

  • FILE - In this July 6, 2013 aerial file photo, the wreckage of Asiana Flight 214 lies on the ground after it crashed at the San Francisco International Airport, in San Francisco. Asiana Airlines says the Boeing 777 that crashed at San Francisco International Airport had inadequate warning systems to alert the crew to problems with air speed. In a filing with the National Transportation Safety Board released on Monday March 31, 2014, the airline says there was no indication that the plane's autothrottle had stopped maintaining the set air speed. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, file)

    Asiana: Jet partly to blame in California crash

    Asiana Airlines acknowledged in documents released Monday that its pilots failed to correct their fatally slow approach to a landing at San Francisco International Airport but also blamed the maker of the jet, saying it did not automatically maintain a safe speed.

  • An object floats in the southern Indian Ocean in this picture taken from a Royal New Zealand Air Force P-3K2 Orion aircraft searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Saturday, March 29, 2014. A warship with an aircraft black box detector was set to depart Australia on Sunday to join the search for the missing Malaysian jetliner, a day after ships plucked objects from the Indian Ocean to determine whether they were related to the missing plane. None were confirmed to be from the plane, leaving searchers with no sign of the jet more than three weeks after it disappeared. (AP Photo/Jason Reed, Pool)

    No objects from search linked yet to Flight 370

    Despite what Australia called an "intensifying search effort," an international hunt Sunday by aircraft and ships in the southern Indian Ocean found no debris linked to the Malaysian jet that vanished more than three weeks ago.

  • Shuttle aircraft soon to make one final voyage

    Steven Ramey is standing inside a Boeing 747 fuel tank, and he's having the time of his life.

  • Muslim men arrive at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport Mosque for afternoon prayers where a special prayer session will be offered for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, Friday, March 14, 2014 in Sepang, Malaysia. Vietnam says it has downgraded but not stopped its search for the missing jetliner in the South China Sea and has been asked by Malaysian authorities to consider sending planes and ships to the Strait of Malacca. The statement Friday is a sign that the focus of the search effort is switching to the west of Malaysia, to the strait and further west into the Indian Ocean. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

    Search for missing jet expands toward Indian Ocean

    The international search for the missing Malaysian jetliner expanded westward Friday toward the Indian Ocean amid signs the aircraft may have flown on for hours after its last contact with air-traffic control nearly a week ago.

  • Commission approves low-income housing tax credits

    Millions of dollars in tax credits for low-income housing construction in Missouri became reality Friday, three months after they were delayed by a deal to pass an incentive package for Boeing.

  • Indonesian Air Force officers examine a map of the Malacca Strait during a briefing following a search operation for the missing Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, at Suwondo air base in Medan, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. Malaysia asked India to join the expanding search for the missing jetliner near the Andaman Sea,  far to the northwest of its last reported position and a further sign Wednesday that authorities have no idea where the plane might be more than four days after it vanished. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)

    After 6 days, Malaysian jet mystery still unsolved

    An oil slick on the sea. A purported wrong turn to the west seen on military radar. Questionable satellite photos. Passengers boarding with stolen passports.

  • A Chinese police man guides relatives of Chinese passengers aboard a missing Malaysia Airlines plane as they arrive at the Exit and Entry Administration of the Public Security Bureau, a police department in charge of issuing passports in Beijing, China, Sunday, March 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    Why Malaysia Airlines jet might have disappeared?

    So the disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jet well into its flight Saturday morning over the South China Sea has led aviation experts to assume that whatever happened was quick and left the pilots no time to place a distress call.

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    Malaysia Airlines 777 jet vanishes on flight from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 aboard

  • Airbus posts higher 2013 profit

    European jetmaker Airbus Group said Wednesday record demand for its civilian jetliners from airlines around the world drove higher sales and profits last year.

  • Haley says union jobs not welcome in SC

    Gov. Nikki Haley constantly stresses her efforts to bring jobs to South Carolina.

  • FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Southwest Airlines Flight 4013 sits at the M. Graham Clark Downtown Airport in Hollister, Mo. The plane was supposed to land at the nearby Branson Airport on Sunday evening, but instead landed at Clark Airport, also known as Taney County Airport, which has a much shorter runway than at Branson, about 7 miles away. The plane's pilots have told investigators they were confused by the small airport's runway lights, believing it to be a larger airport in nearby Branson, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday, Jan. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Springfield News-Leader, Valerie Mosley, File)

    NTSB: Pilots confused by wrong airport's lights

    Southwest Airlines pilots who recently landed at the wrong airport in Missouri have told investigators they were confused by the small airport's runway lights, believing it to be a larger airport in nearby Branson, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

  • Head of Puget Sound's Boeing machinists retiring

    The head of Puget Sound-area Boeing machinists, Tom Wroblewski, announced Tuesday night that he's retiring at the end of January citing health concerns and the recent stress of negotiations over a contract to build the new 777X jet.

  • FILE - In this file artist's concept provided by The Boeing Co. is the 777-9X, the largest of the aerospace company's new family of 777X jetliners. Documents obtained by The Associated Press Monday, Jan. 13, 2014, show Missouri was in the running for a new Boeing assembly plant right up until the company decided to stay in Washington state. (AP Photo/The Boeing Co., File)

    APNewsBreak: Mo. was in late running for Boeing

    Missouri was in the running to land a new Boeing airplane assembly plant right up until the final moments when the company decided to make the plane in Washington state, according to documents released Monday.

  • Bill would phase out pensions for state workers

    A state lawmaker wants to offer a $10,000 incentive to state employees who agree to move away from the state pension system into a 401(k)-style retirement package.

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