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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • FBI: Contract worker set fire at FAA center, tried to kill himself

    FBI: Contract worker set fire at FAA center, tried to kill himself
    A communications contractor assigned to the Aurora FAA radar center set fire to the center, grounding more than 2,000 flights in Chicago today, as part of plan to “take out” the center and kill himself, according to a federal complaint against...
  • 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...
  • U.S. orders airlines to replace cockpit displays on 1,300 Boeing airplanes

    U.S. orders airlines to replace cockpit displays on 1,300 Boeing airplanes
    (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is requiring airlines to replace cockpit displays on more than 1,300 Boeing Co airplanes to avoid interference from Wi-Fi and cellular devices. Airlines will need to replace certain cockpit display...
  • Facebook post hints at a motive for fire at FAA radar center

    Facebook post hints at a motive for fire at FAA radar center
    Brian Howard has spent much of his adult life below the surface. After high school, he spent three years as a machinist mate on a nuclear submarine in the Pacific. For the past eight years, he has worked as a telecommunications specialist in the...
  • Airlines ordered to replace 1,300 Boeing cockpit displays over Wi-Fi interference

    Airlines ordered to replace 1,300 Boeing cockpit displays over Wi-Fi interference
    The Federal Aviation Administration is requiring airlines to replace cockpit displays on more than 1,300 Boeing airplanes to avoid interference from Wi-Fi and cellular devices. Airlines will need to replace certain cockpit display units made by Honeywell...
  • No mandatory retirement age, but pilots must pass FAA review every 2 years

     No mandatory retirement age, but pilots must pass FAA review every 2 years
    The death of an 80-year-old pilot in the crash of a private plane in Kendall County may have some people wondering: Is there an age limit on pilots' licenses? The cause of Sunday evening's crash, in which Elgin attorney John Juergensmeyer died after his...