| Jan 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Nothing seemed to underscore the revolving door between federal regulators and the companies they regulate as vividly as the two milestones marked on Jan. 17 at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
One was NHTSA's announcement that it was...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 6:47 PM
A new runway is allowing airplanes coming into O'Hare International Airport to shave several precious minutes off their time in the air but is also forcing those jets to spend more minutes taxiing to their gates after they have landed.
The new east-west...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 1:35 PM
When members of a Connecticut delegation met in Shanghai with top officials at the Chinese civilian aerospace manufacturing company recently, they already knew about the Asia certification for selling jet engine and airplane parts into the burgeoning...
| Jul 15, 2013
This year's weather has been among the worst in a decade for air travel in the United States, aviation authorities say, with the most volatile period possibly still ahead as the summer thunderstorm season is underway.
In June, 15 percent of flights by...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Shutting down the government in an effort to use a budget fight to get rid of Obamacare is not the strategy I would have recommended for the GOP. And while Republicans can be blamed for starting the shutdown, it's increasingly apparent that President...
| Mar 24, 2013
Think the automatic budget cuts Congress ordered at the beginning of March — the so-called sequester — haven't caused any pain yet?
Judging from the squeals we're hearing from members of Congress whose districts are threatened...
| Dec 10, 2013
Ask travelers what the federal government did for them this year, and you'll probably get a shrug, at best -- or a rant about sequestration, national park closings and the Transportation Security Administration, at worst.
But there's actually a...
| Dec 12, 2013
By now, you've probably all thoroughly digested Jeff Bezos' "60 Minutes" bombshell that he foresees a future in which Amazon delivers books via drones.
The reactions seemed to range from "that's awesome" to "that's idiotic" to "that's impossible."
| Jul 10, 2013
It's rare for anything or anyone to get credit for doing what is expected of them, let alone when something goes horribly, horribly awry.
But Saturday's crash-landing of Asiana Flight 214 at San Francisco International is a reminder of just how...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 6:41 PM
SACRAMENTO—You might think that testing robotic aircraft for future civilian use would be a quintessential California enterprise. But not if you're a U.S. senator from the state. The governor's not exactly a cheerleader for the idea, either....
| Sep 8, 2013
Two 20-something Chicagoans are combining technology and dirty laundry to create a business.
The idea is to create a more efficient system for city dwellers to get their dry cleaning done than having to rely on a neighborhood store with limited hours....