| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- In President Obama's running argument with the Republicans in Congress over who's responsible for the legislative stalemate on Capitol Hill, he suffers self-inflicted wounds by continuing to run up the same white flag that undermined his own...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Mar 27, 2011
| 11:19 PM
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.
| Nov 14, 2011
| 7:42 AM
For twelfth-straight year, the Indianapolis International Airport has passed its three-day annual Part 139 Airport Certification inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with no discrepancies.
The inspection is a comprehensive review...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 7:24 PM
A Navy fighter jet experienced a "catastrophic mechanical malfunction" during takeoff Friday over the military community of Virginia Beach, Virginia, and rained a stench of jet fuel shortly before crashing into apartment buildings, according to...
| Nov 3, 2011
| 8:25 PM
A helicopter crashed near a Noblesville golf course, injuring six people Thursday evening.
It happened around 6 p.m. in the 11000 block of Hanbury Manor Boulevard near the Sagamore Golf Course.
"It was coming down very steep and you could see it wasn'...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 9:35 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are investigating the cause of a fiery helicopter crash in Noblesville Thursday evening.
The helicopter crashed in the 11000 block of Hanbury Manor Boulevard near the...
| May 21, 2012
| 3:28 PM
An extra 200 feet is making a big difference at Greenwood's air strip.
"We are going to see the Greenwood Airport really take off in a new direction and it is exciting," said Greenwood Mayor Mark Myers.
After seeing a boost in private jet traffic during...