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  • California's commercial drone industry is taking off

    California's commercial drone industry is taking off
    As the largest American maker of consumer drones, 3D Robotics Inc. sees big opportunities in selling mini-helicopters with cameras, sensors and whirling propellers that buzz like angry hornets. The Berkeley company expects to sell thousands of the...
  • Conference helps minorities, women do business with airports

    Conference helps minorities, women do business with airports
    More than 1,200 people are in Fort Lauderdale to learn ways that women and minorities can do more business with U.S. airports. The opportunities can include food and beverage concessions, retail shops, airport vehicle fleet maintenance and fueling and...
  • Bolingbrook board honors citizens; approves agenda items

     Bolingbrook board honors citizens; approves agenda items
    June 9's Bolingbrook Village Board meeting started off with a packed house only to quiet down after awards were given out for distinguished citizens and Arbor Day posters. About 150 entries — from children as young as 3 and 4 years old — were...
  • EPA says it will set rules for airliner emissions

    EPA says it will set rules for airliner emissions
    The Obama administration proposed Wednesday to regulate aircraft emissions in much the same way as power plants, saying they are a threat to human health because they contain pollutants that help cause global warming. Using its authority under The Clean...
  • Orlando's first flight to Cuba departed today

    Orlando's first flight to Cuba departed today
    Orlando International Airport's first flight to Cuba has finally left the airport. A charter flight, operated by Miami-based World Atlantic Airlines, was scheduled to depart from the airport at 1 p.m. on a nonstop route to Havana. Carolyn Fennell,...
  • FAA chief promising Nevada meeting on drone aircraft testing

    The Federal Aviation Administration is planning a meeting in Nevada by the end of the year about expanding drone aircraft testing. FAA chief Michael Huerta made the promise Monday during a speech to an aviation symposium hosted by Democratic...
  • Bolingbrook paying $706,715 of $6.9 million Clow Airport upgrade

     Bolingbrook paying $706,715 of $6.9 million Clow Airport upgrade
    Bolingbrook's Clow Airport is in the process of getting a $6.9 million face lift. Since last month, the airport's single runway has been closed to construct a new, wider one that will lie parallel to the old one. "Part of the reason doing this was...
  • Space-training company awaits congressional decision

    KENNEDY SPACE CENTER — The future is up in the air for a small commercial space company here unless Congress gives it permission to resume private-astronaut training operations. Starfighters is one of the small space-technology spinoff companies...
  • Use of drone to record pets on balconies is unsafe and likely illegal

    Use of drone to record pets on balconies is unsafe and likely illegal
    Q. I live in a midrise condominium association. The use of balconies as a dog run is prohibited under the association's rules and regulations. To monitor violations that are occurring, the board president has hinted he would like to use a drone to...
  • Birds endangered by wind turbines

    When the Department of Energy released a report last month championing the construction of larger, more-powerful wind turbines, the wind industry unsurprisingly greeted the news with enthusiasm. With an extension of the "hub height" of turbines to 360...
  • Planes land - and leave behind 7,500 lbs. of rubber

    Planes land - and leave behind 7,500 lbs. of rubber
    Each day, hundreds of planes land on the two runways at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport – and leave behind rubber each time they land. So much rubber accumulates that if it's not removed, the runways would become slick in rain...