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  • The economic impact of air traffic sabotage

    The economic impact of air traffic sabotage
    The economic impact of a sabotaged radar center near Chicago that struck at the heart of the nation's air transportation grid will easily soar into tens of millions of dollars and perhaps hundreds of millions, experts say. The impact on some 44,000...
  • Review: 'The Glass Cage' by Nicholas Carr

    Review: 'The Glass Cage' by Nicholas Carr
    The opening paragraph of "The Glass Cage," Nicholas Carr's cautionary tale of unchecked technology, puts readers in an airplane on final approach as the Federal Aviation Administration issues a 2013 safety alert. Flight automation, declares the untitled...
  • State Sen. Sachs goes aloft in wake of parasailing law

    State Sen. Sachs goes aloft in wake of parasailing law
    Maria Sachs is a quintessential politician. The state senator rarely makes a public appearance without wearing a Hillary Clinton-style power suit, with maybe a piece of nautical flair – say, a starfish brooch – to remind voters that, yes,...
  • Despite cancellations, O'Hare leads in flights

    Despite cancellations, O'Hare leads in flights
    Four days after a fire knocked a critical air-traffic facility in Aurora offline, O'Hare International Airport on Tuesday edged past the busiest U.S. airport in terms of total flights, according to federal aviation data. The data, obtained by the Tribune...
  • Car and home insurer USAA asks permission to test drones

    Car and home insurer USAA asks permission to test drones
    Home and auto insurer USAA said it has asked the Federal Aviation Administration for permission to research how drones could be used to improve how it settles claims during natural disasters. USAA, which serves 10.4 million current and former members of...
  • Geraldine Mock, first woman to fly solo around the world, dies at 88

    CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the first woman to fly solo around the world, has died at the age of 88, a family friend said on Wednesday. Mock, a Newark, Ohio, native known as "the flying housewife," died in her Florida home on Tuesday,...
  • Emanuel won't rule out fee hikes in 2015 budget

    Emanuel won't rule out fee hikes in 2015 budget
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Wednesday he will balance the 2015 city budget without increasing property, sales or fuel taxes, but did not rule out raising other fees. With his new spending plan a few weeks away, the mayor pointed out he has stayed away...
  • FAA gets more applications for drone use exemptions

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Aviation Administration has received nearly a dozen new applications to allow commercial use of unmanned aircraft over the past week, and it plans to publish draft rules to allow broader use by the end of the year, the...
  • Newport News to ask People Express to repay grant funds

    Newport News to ask People Express to repay grant funds
    The city of Newport News plans to put People Express and Vision Airlines on notice that they need to pay back a portion of the grant funding People Express received if service is not restored quickly. "They are in default," said Newport News City...
  • Aurora releases FAA fire 911 call

    Aurora releases FAA fire 911 call
    Aurora police have released a 911 call from Friday's fire at the FAA radar facility that wreaked havoc on thousands of flights. In the 32-second recording, a security officer can be heard requesting assistance. "We've got smoke in the building so we...
  • Storms may strain air traffic system still recovering from fire

    Storms may strain air traffic system still recovering from fire
    More headaches may be in store for airline passengers in Chicago later this week when thunderstorms are expected to roll through the Chicago area. The bad weather comes as both O’Hare International Airport and Midway Airport continue to rebound...