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Air Transportation

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  • Plane forced to land at LAX after landing gear malfunction

    Plane forced to land at LAX after landing gear malfunction
    A SkyWest Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing Monday morning at Los Angeles International Airport after its pilot reported mechanical problems, officials said. Flight 5316 departed from Monterey about 6:50 a.m. with 43 people on board...
  • O'Hare expansion among challenges for new aviation commissioner

     O'Hare expansion among challenges for new aviation commissioner
    In introducing Ginger Evans as Chicago's new aviation commissioner Sunday, Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined his agenda for making Chicago more than an aviation hub, but a global gateway. "It's one thing to talk about O'Hare as the busiest airport," Emanuel...
  • Don't stifle flight choices at OIA: Editorial

    Orlando International Airport is starting to realize the potential its name suggests; its international air travel has been soaring. But there could be an uncomfortable descent ahead, if the Obama administration yields to pressure from the three biggest...
  • Program helps autistic kids prepare for flight

    Program helps autistic kids prepare for flight
    Amy Jo Sefcik's family has a chance to go to Cancun, Mexico, next year but until Saturday the prospect of boarding a plane with her 7-year-old son, Gabriel, who is on the autism spectrum, was daunting. "We haven't been on a family vacation since he...
  • Man killed in Orlando airport tram accident ID'd as passenger about to board flight

    Man killed in Orlando airport tram accident ID'd as passenger about to board flight
    A 32-year-old man who was killed Friday morning while operating the Orlando International Airport tram unauthorized was an airline passenger about to board a flight, an airport spokeswoman said. Adam Lee, an Orlando videographer and video editor, was one...
  • Unauthorized driver on Orlando International Airport tram killed when train makes sudden stop

    Unauthorized driver on Orlando International Airport tram killed when train makes sudden stop
    A man who was not supposed to be aboard an airport tram during a maintenance run Friday morning was put in control then killed when it made a sudden stop, sending him hurtling through the windshield to the ground 15 feet below, an airport executive said....
  • Those living under airport cloud seek closure

    Those living under airport cloud seek closure
    What residents love most about southern Will County are the quiet and the expansive horizons, skies filled with stunning sunrises and sunsets and a variety of wildlife amid forests and farmland as far as one can see. Yet even on the sunniest of days,...
  • New Chicago airports chief is longtime aviation professional

     New Chicago airports chief is longtime aviation professional
    A nationwide search for Chicago's next airports chief has landed an aviation and engineering expert from the nation's capital, officials said Friday. Ginger Evans, vice president for engineering at the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority, was...
  • Probes underway after man dies when thrown through tram windshield at Orlando International Airport

    Probes underway after man dies when thrown through tram windshield at Orlando International Airport
    A man was killed this morning when he was thrown through the windshield of a tram at Orlando International Airport and fell 15 feet to the ground below, officials said. The accident happened about 5:35 a.m. when the tram made an emergency stop mid-way...
  • Food workers nervous about United Airlines catering switch at O'Hare

    Food workers nervous about United Airlines catering switch at O'Hare
    United Airlines is changing catering companies at O'Hare International Airport, swapping from longtime vendor Gate Gourmet to LSG Sky Chefs early next year, a move that has some 700 food workers in Chicago nervous about job security and pay. "They're...
  • Flight from Fort Lauderdale diverted to Charleston after reports of smoke in plane's cabin

    A flight that took off from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on Thursday afternoon was diverted to Charleston, S.C., after reports of smoke filling the plane's cabin, airport spokesman Greg Meyer said. Delta flight 2028 was on its way...