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  • Smoother O'Hare landings face technical headwind

    Smoother O'Hare landings face technical headwind
    Landings on the most heavily used arrival runway at O'Hare International Airport will soon be safer and more accurate while also saving fuel and perhaps reducing jet noise over Chicago neighborhoods. But implementing the technology to make it happen is a...
  • How rich: Government exec with $266k salary gripes about government waste

    How rich: Government exec with $266k salary gripes about government waste
    A few weeks ago, the Sanford Airport decided to kick the TSA out of its complex. Out go the government friskers. In come private friskers. Taxpayers will pay a private company from Virginia $24 million over the next five years to do the same thing the...
  • The real story behind the collapse in Southwest's on-time performance

    The real story behind the collapse in Southwest's on-time performance
    Starting last fall, passengers on Southwest Airlines' usually reliable flights began noticing a sharp deterioration in on-time performance. More flights arrived late, and more flights sat on the ground past their departure times, waiting for connecting...
  • O'Hare takes step to host huge Airbus A380

    O'Hare takes step to host huge Airbus A380
    The new runway that opened a year ago at O'Hare International Airport is both long and wide enough to handle the world's largest passenger airplane. But the behemoth Airbus A380 jetliner is not yet flying to Chicago, in part because there isn't a gate...
  • Real estate group wants FAA drone exemption

    Real estate group wants FAA drone exemption
    Look, up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. No, it's a drone taking a picture of your house, your yard, your street. Aerial photos and videos of homes listed for sale are growing more commonplace as real estate agents, videographers and hobbyists...
  • Is the French Revolution our new model?

    At the end of the 18th century, there were two great Western revolutions -- the American and the French. Americans opted for the freedom of the individual, and divinely endowed absolute rights and values. A quite different French version sought...
  • Argonne helping quieter jet engines take off

    Argonne helping quieter jet engines take off
    Downstream from the noisiest places in Chicago — the runways at O'Hare International Airport and the surrounding sky — scientists at a government laboratory are quietly working to understand at the most detailed level why jet engines are so...
  • Busiest O'Hare is the latest thing in airports

    Busiest O'Hare is the latest thing in airports
    The growing clot of unhappy travelers not traveling at all through O'Hare International Airport on Friday recalled the multitude of End of Days thunderstorms and blizzards that too often afflict Chicago, the city of missed connections, itinerary butcher...
  • Tavares' Drury pitching Taiwan relationship

    John Drury is the human form of a baseball automatic pitching machine. He just keeps throwing ideas out there, one after another after another. Some land right over home plate. Others, not so close. His plan for an amphitheater on the shore of Lake Dora...
  • O'Hare runway construction: Flying into a danger zone

    O'Hare runway construction: Flying into a danger zone
    The almost-completed first phase of O'Hare International Airport's expansion had close calls that could have resulted in fatal airplane crashes, according to a Tribune investigation of incidents filed with the Federal Aviation Administration. As the...
  • Leesburg's aircraft idea for technology park doesn't fly

    Leesburg's aircraft idea for technology park doesn't fly
    There is a line where government's encouraging private business turns into government's getting into private business, and Leesburg is standing at the line. It's time to back away. Sunday's column detailed half the plan to build a Florida Energy and...