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  • FAA announces $2.5M grant for Chicago's Midway Airport

    FAA announces $2.5M grant for Chicago's Midway Airport
    The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded Chicago's Midway International Airport a $2.5 million grant to improve safety and efficiency. U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski announced the grant Monday. It will be used to reconfigure a taxiway to provide clarity...
  • On airliners, bathroom privileges are not a passenger's right

     On airliners, bathroom privileges are not a passenger's right
    It should have been a pleasant day to fly – partly sunny with a sprinkling of rain possible – for the passengers on the more than 21/2 -hour American Eagle Airlines flight late last month to Chicago from the East Coast. But an unexpected...
  • Pilot dies after crashing during takeoff in western NY

    The Yates County Sheriff's Office says the pilot of a single-engine Cessna has died after crashing shortly after takeoff from the Penn Yan airport. Yates County Sheriff Ron Spike says it's not clear whether the accident was caused by a medical event or...
  • New Chicago heliport aims to fill downtown air service void

    Owners of a new helicopter airport on Chicago's West Side hope high-profile corporate clients will use it for a quick commute downtown from the city's airports. The Chicago Tribune (http://trib.in/1HVsBNj ) reports the $11 million Vertiport Chicago...
  • US testing of lithium batteries alarms aviation officials

    International aviation officials are trying to quickly come up with safer packaging for cargo shipments of lithium-ion batteries on passenger planes after U.S. testing confirmed that aircraft fire suppression systems can't prevent overheated batteries...
  • O'Hare noise complaints skyrocket -- many from the same addresses

    O'Hare noise complaints skyrocket -- many from the same addresses
    A campaign by O'Hare jet noise critics reached epic proportions in March when almost 353,000 noise complaints were filed with the city of Chicago. The dramatic increase pushed the total number of complaints to more than a half million in the first...
  • A top fundraiser for Obama turns from Wall Street to drones

    WASHINGTON Wearing cuff links with the U.S. presidential seal, Robert Wolf was explaining why he loves drones and wants to help big companies fly them. His new Times Square office features a Barack Obama mouse pad, campaign mug and cue ball, plus...
  • FAA had questioned mental health of Germanwings pilot

    Five years ago Federal Aviation Administration officials questioned the mental fitness of the Germanwings pilot who crashed an airliner in the French Alps last month, but they awarded him a U.S. pilot license after his German doctor said he had fully...
  • Helicopter airport on edge of downtown is set for takeoff

    Helicopter airport on edge of downtown is set for takeoff
    A plot of land on Chicago's Near West Side once polluted with arsenic and asbestos will get a clean start Thursday as a helicopter airport that investors say fills a void in air service to the downtown area that has existed since the city bulldozed...
  • Planes often hit birds at Orlando International

    Planes often hit birds at Orlando International
    Airplanes hit birds and other animals more than 150 times a year at Orlando International Airport, and while most strikes result in no more damage than when bugs hit car windshields, more serious problems can occur. From November 2009 to October 2014,...
  • Under microscope for gyrocopter, Capitol Police stretched thin

    WASHINGTON Members of Congress agreed Doug Hughes is lucky to be alive after his dangerous stunt, based on what they learned about the April 15 gyrocopter landing during closed-door briefings from Capitol law enforcement. But big questions remain...