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Air Transportation Industry

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  • Air traffic meltdown puts FAA vulnerability in spotlight

    Air traffic meltdown puts FAA vulnerability in spotlight
    Demands for answers and promises of technology breakthroughs bounced across Washington on Monday as the nation's air traffic control system continued its gradual recovery from the fire at an Aurora radar facility that has grounded thousands of flights...
  • What's new in travel industry news?

    What's new in travel industry news?
    A lot of innovations and announcements either appeared recently or just recently came to my attention. Although none is a game-changer, many provide useful features. Vacation Rental Metasearch. Several new or new-to-me vacation rental websites have...
  • Frontier focuses on Chicago from new O'Hare base

    Frontier focuses on Chicago from new O'Hare base
    Frontier Airlines, continuing its blitz on Chicago, is expected Tuesday to announce four more flights from its new base at O'Hare International Airport as the discounter transitions out of Chicago's Midway Airport.  The announcement comes on the heels...
  • Newport News to ask People Express to repay grant funds

    Newport News to ask People Express to repay grant funds
    The city of Newport News plans to put People Express and Vision Airlines on notice that they need to pay back a portion of the grant funding People Express received if service is not restored quickly. "They are in default," said Newport News City...
  • U.S. FAA says reviewing contingency plans, security polices after fire

    U.S. FAA says reviewing contingency plans, security polices after fire
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. aviation safety agency's top official said on Monday he ordered a review of all U.S. air traffic control contingency plans and security policies following a fire on Friday that crippled air travel over much of the U.S....
  • Lawyer says suspect in Aurora radar center fire a danger to himself

    Lawyer says suspect in Aurora radar center fire a danger to himself
    The man charged with setting a fire at the Aurora radar facility, wreaking havoc on the nation's air traffic system, was ordered detained today after his lawyer declined to fight for his release. Federal prosecutors argued that Brian Howard was a danger...
  • Man accused in Chicago air traffic disruption appears in court

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A man accused of setting fire to an air control facility in Chicago on Friday, causing an outage that continues to disrupt flights, appeared in federal court on Monday to hear the charges against him and was ordered held without bond....
  • The economic impact of air traffic sabotage

    The economic impact of air traffic sabotage
    The economic impact of a sabotaged radar center near Chicago that struck at the heart of the nation's air transportation grid will easily soar into tens of millions of dollars and perhaps hundreds of millions, experts say. The impact on some 44,000...
  • FAA to examine security after Chicago-area fire; flight cancellations persist

    As Chicago airports canceled hundreds of flights and worked to return to normalcy on Monday, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a review of security protocols and how the agency deals with delays such as those stemming from last...
  • FAA hopes to restore full service at damaged facility by Oct. 13

    FAA hopes to restore full service at damaged facility by Oct. 13
    The number of flights in and out of Chicago airports was steadily rising Sunday after a fire at an Aurora radar facility wreaked havoc on the nation’s air-travel system, federal aviation officials said, but the time frame for normal operations...
  • Film studio helps fearful fliers get off the ground

    Film studio helps fearful fliers get off the ground
    As the passengers lined up to walk through an X-ray machine in the airport terminal, a surly security officer bellowed commands to the travelers. "Empty your pockets," she said. "Put all your items in the bin yourself. Take your shoes off." A few...