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  • 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.

  • OLYMPIA, Wash.— A divided Washington Supreme Court ruled Thursday that a first-in-the nation initiative to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour in the city of SeaTac should apply to thousands of workers at the airport. SeaTac was the first city in the nation to adopt a $15 minimum wage, but it only applies to transportation and hospitality workers.

  • 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...

  • Agency: Stores must stop drone sales at New Jersey airport Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 11:33 AM ET

    "The Port Authority shares the aviation community's safety concerns about the growing presence of drones around the region's airports and is strongly opposed to the sale of drones at terminal shops," Ron Marsico, a Port Authority spokesman, said in a statement. The Federal Aviation Administration said last week that drones had been spotted 650 times this year...

  • ATHENS, Greece— The Greek government is resisting efforts by a state-controlled German company to renegotiate aspects of its concession to operate 14 prime Greek regional airports. Greek government spokeswoman Olga Gerovassili said Wednesday that Athens wants the deal implemented as is and that Greece "cannot accept" efforts by the German firm to secure...

  • MINEOLA, N.Y.— The Federal Aviation Administration is moving too slowly to implement rules requiring drone manufacturers to install technology that would prevent the aircraft from entering "no-fly zones" like airports, U.S. Schumer told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he will propose an amendment to legislation funding the FAA this fall that would...

  • 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...

  • Utah lawmakers OK new state prison in Salt Lake City Wednesday, 19 Aug 2015 | 5:01 AM ET

    SALT LAKE CITY— Utah lawmakers on Wednesday voted to build a new state prison near Salt Lake City's airport. Proponents of the move say the lot 3 miles west of Salt Lake City International Airport will allow Utah to build a state-of-the-art facility and tear down a crowded, aging prison in the Salt Lake City suburb of Draper, freeing up that land for business...

  • 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.