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  • FAA: Southwest can use planes that missed inspection, for now

    Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days. Southwest grounded 128 planes — about one-fifth of its fleet &...
  • 128 Southwest planes lacking inspections are cleared to fly for 5 days

    More than 100 grounded Southwest Airlines planes were back in service Wednesday, after aviation officials approved a plan that would allow the company to keep flying the planes despite lapsed maintenance inspections of backup hydraulic systems....
  • FAA: Southwest for now can use planes that missed inspection

    Federal officials have agreed to let Southwest Airlines Co. keep flying planes that missed an inspection of a backup rudder system if the planes are checked in the next five days. Southwest grounded 128 planes — about one-fifth of its fleet —...
  • Southwest planes allowed back in service after being grounded for lapsed inspections

    Southwest Airlines says it has grounded 128 planes after failing to inspect backup hydraulic systems used to control the rudder if the main system fails. The airline said Tuesday night that it had canceled 90 flights so far. The grounding covers about...
  • Companies increasingly turn to tech to keep drones out of no-fly zones

    Low-cost hobby drones are making the power of flight accessible to anyone with a few hundred bucks to spare. But a combination of technology and safety laws could take the controls out of users' hands. When a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter drone crashed at the...
  • Pilot shortage means business for flight schools

    Pilot shortage means business for flight schools
    An imminent pilot shortage has enrollment taking off at Florida flight schools. About 35,000 pilots are expected to retire within the next six years, the result of captains and first officers facing mandatory retirement at 65. Regional airlines...
  • Airport Authority could end year with money in bank

    Airport Authority could end year with money in bank
    If all goes as planned, the long-struggling Lehigh-Northampton Airport Authority will have paid off its crushing court debt and have $5 million in the bank by the end of this year. That's the financial picture airport officials laid out Tuesday, but...
  • New flight paths angering residents in Phoenix, other cities

    Steve Dreiseszun says he cannot sit in his backyard or read a story to his son without a sense of dread. For the past several months, he and other residents in a Phoenix neighborhood of historic homes have been jolted — sometimes out of their sleep...
  • Council candidates offer views on airfield

    Council candidates offer views on airfield
    The seven candidates for Burbank City Council weighed in on the future of Bob Hope Airport saying they would work to ensure Burbank citizens have the protections they need going forward, including a proposed change to the governance agreement at the...
  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Feb. 17 Gov. Scott Walker made an easy call look hard Not that it's going to happen, but we'll say it anyway: Gov. Scott Walker should reverse his decision to say "no" to additional federal money to expand the state's...
  • Lawmaker with lavish decor billed private planes, concerts

    Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock, a rising Republican star already facing an ethics inquiry, has spent taxpayer and campaign funds on flights aboard private planes owned by some of his key donors, The Associated Press has found. There also have been other...