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  • 4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion

    4 dead, 5 injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport, sets off explosion
    Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge ball of fire, officials said. Authorities said they...
  • Schedule adjustments put Southwest Airlines' on-time performance back on course

    DALLAS In August 2013, Southwest Airlines tightened its schedule so it could add more flights during the day. In fact, it created the equivalent of 16 more airplanes of flying, without adding the airplanes. It spent the following 12 months trying to...
  • Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up

    Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up
    Only three floors remain in the blackened skeleton of the seven-story, glass-walled airport terminal, opened with a burst of national pride two years ago for the Euro 2012 soccer championship. Ukrainian commandos control two of them: the ground and...
  • Confessions of O'Hare's record noise complainer

    Confessions of O'Hare's record noise complainer
    Dawne Morong is an unapologetic complainer, a chronicler of the havoc that jet noise wreaks on people's lives, a thorn in the city of Chicago's side. In suburban Wood Dale, no one comes close to expressing air traffic frustrations as frequently or as...
  • Enhanced Ebola screening begins at New York's JFK airport

    Passengers arriving from the three countries hit hardest by the Ebola outbreak in West Africa began undergoing enhanced screening Saturday before being allowed through immigration at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport, the first of five ports of...
  • Southwest Airlines plans growth at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood airport

    Southwest Airlines is eager to expand at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, a senior executive says. New domestic and international flights are likely when improvements to Terminal 1 are done in 2017-18, Dave Harvey, senior director network...
  • Simulators help small-plane pilots learn safety

    Simulators help small-plane pilots learn safety
    OVIEDO — Pilot James Gendreau flies over the landmark SunTrust tower, the downtown lights glimmering in the darkness as he approaches Orlando Executive Airport. As he gets close to the runway, Gendreau pulls the nose of his Cessna up and arcs away...
  • Alaska Airlines to consider using fingerprints to screen passengers

    Alaska Airlines to consider using fingerprints to screen passengers
    Security experts have long predicted that airlines in the future will rely on biometrics — fingerprints or retina scans — to verify the identity of air travelers. That has not happened yet, but Seattle-based Alaska Airlines began in August...
  • O'Hare takes step to host huge Airbus A380

    O'Hare takes step to host huge Airbus A380
    The new runway that opened a year ago at O'Hare International Airport is both long and wide enough to handle the world's largest passenger airplane. But the behemoth Airbus A380 jetliner is not yet flying to Chicago, in part because there isn't a gate...
  • No distress calls before Maryland airplane-helicopter collision

    No distress calls before Maryland airplane-helicopter collision
    A small airplane and helicopter made no distress calls before they collided near a Maryland airport killing all three aboard the helicopter and injuring the two men on the plane, federal investigators said on Friday. Investigators from the National...
  • Icelandair gets package from Orlando airport

    Icelandair gets package from Orlando airport
    Icelandair's return to Orlando International Airport after an eight-year absence is being sweetened by an incentive package worth up to $340,000. But the airline says that's not why it's leaving Orlando Sanford International Airport. The...