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  • MOSCOW, Aug 28- Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Friday that will likely place Moscow's second-largest airport, Sheremetyevo, under the control of his businessman friend Arkady Rotenberg, an industry source said. Sheremetyevo, home to Russia's flagship airline Aeroflot, has fallen behind privately owned Moscow rival Domodedovo in terms...

  • NEW WINDSOR, N.Y.— A pilot died when his propeller-driven stunt plane crashed while he was practicing tricks for a weekend air show in New York's Hudson Valley, state police said Friday. Trooper Steven Nevel said the accident happened around 2 p.m. Friday at Stewart International Airport in the Orange County town of New Windsor, where the New York Air Show is...

  • LAS VEGAS— Las Vegas plans to double the number of international gates at McCarran International Airport with the expectation that foreign travel to the destination will climb as officials seek out prized direct flights, particularly with Asia. McCarran International Airport director Rosemary Vassiliadis said Thursday that construction to convert...

  • GRAND FORKS, N.D.— The University of North Dakota aviation program notched a milestone earlier this month when three pilots from the school navigated an unmanned aircraft at a public airport. The test at a remote airfield near Lakota, in northeastern North Dakota, is part of a project that will test radio systems on the drone. The site is working with the Federal...

  • Fire suspends operations at Dublin Airport Wednesday, 26 Aug 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    LONDON— Dublin Airport says that flight operations have been suspended because of serious fire in a hangar. Irish broadcaster RTE said some flights were being diverted to Shannon in western Ireland or Belfast in Northern Ireland. Dublin Airport said the fire was in a restricted area which is separate from passenger facilities.

  • The City Council voted 9-6 to affirm an Airport Commission permit process that would make LAX the largest airport in the country to grant ride-hailing firms the same access as taxis, shuttles and limousines. The Airport Commission approved the pickup plan last month but the City Council asserted its authority and placed the process on hold while it looked...

  • The pilot, Joseph Milo, 59, of Westhampton Beach, was killed Aug. 16 when his single-engine aircraft hit the tracks in Hicksville. The Federal Aviation Administration said the Hawker Beechcraft BE35 had departed from Westhampton Beach, on eastern Long Island, and was headed to Morristown, New Jersey. The plane crashed at a railway crossing between the Hicksville...

  • Chicago O'Hare runway closed after noise complaints Friday, 21 Aug 2015 | 5:05 AM ET

    CHICAGO— A runway at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport that had been at the center of a fight over jet noise has been closed. The Daily Herald in Arlington Heights reports as of Thursday, Runway 14- Left/32-Right has been stripped of its identification numbers. Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com.

  • Making airports more efficient Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 1:38 PM ET
    Making airports more efficient

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports GPS-based technology NextGen is the future for air travel. FAA administrator Michael Huerta, discusses the plans for performance based navigation.

  • LONDON/ NEW YORK, Aug 19- Britain's air safety investigator on Wednesday blamed a short-circuit involving a lithium-metal battery for a 2013 fire on a Boeing Co 787 Dreamliner parked at London's Heathrow Airport and called for further scrutiny and testing of lithium batteries on all aircraft. Boeing shares fell 1.3 percent to $142.66 on the New York Stock...

  • LONDON, Aug 19- A fire on a Boeing Dreamliner jet parked at London's Heathrow Airport in 2013 was most likely caused by a short-circuit, Britain's Air Accident Investigation Branch said in its final report on the incident on Wednesday. Runways at Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, were briefly closed as fire-fighters dealt with the blaze on the 787- Dreamliner...

  • America's infrastructure? 'Dumb as we want to be': Tom Friedman

    Thomas Friedman, New York Times columnist, discusses why it's time for Congress to pass a transportation bill to fund the rebuilding of America's crumbing roads, railways, and airports.

  • Race to rebuild America's crumbling airports Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 7:16 AM ET
    Race to rebuild America's crumbling airports

    CNBC's Phil LeBeau reports from Denver International Airport - the nation's newest airport - with a look at the deterioration of America's airports and why it pays to invest in out-of-date infrastructures.

  • JAISALMER, India, Aug 19- Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights- white elephants that are a reminder of the...

  • JAISALMER, India, Aug 19- Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India's western Rajasthan state, stands empty. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights- white elephants that are a reminder of the...

  • $160M for TSA body scanners Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 2:41 PM ET
    $160M for TSA body scanners

    According to new TSA figures, the agency reportedly spent $160 million for body scanners since 2008 that have missed airport security threats. CNBC's Eamon Javers has the details.

  • Aging air traffic control Monday, 17 Aug 2015 | 1:41 PM ET
    Aging air traffic control

    Insight to the first step the FAA should take to ensure air traffic control is as safe as possible, with Marla Westervelt, Eno Center for Transportation.

  • NY, DC air traffic snarled by FAA glitch Saturday, 15 Aug 2015 | 3:24 PM ET
    Passengers at Washington Dulles International Airport.

    An automation problem at an air traffic control center in Leesburg, Va., on Saturday delayed flights throughout the region, the FAA said.

  • *U.S., China held first aviation talks in four years in May. BEIJING/ NEW YORK, Aug 13- Talks to ease limits on flights between the United States and China's gateway cities have stalled over U.S. fears its airlines will be given less attractive time slots for take-off and landing than their Chinese rivals, people familiar with the negotiations said.

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 12- Investor demand to help fund a planned $13 billion airport for Mexico's capital means the private sector could finance as much as 70 percent of the project, up from an initial government estimate of 42 percent, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Wednesday. Last September, Mexico's government unveiled the winning design by...