Airport Services


  • FAA: 2 weeks to reopen Chicago-area control center Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 8:14 AM ET

    CHICAGO— The Federal Aviation Administration says it will take about two weeks to fully reopen a Chicago- area control center where an act of sabotage brought the city's two international airports to a halt last week. The FAA said Sunday it hopes to return the facility to full service by Oct. 13. The FAA said crews are working to install replacement equipment.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 28- The Federal Aviation Administration said on Sunday that it has set a target of October 13 to restore to service a Chicago- area air traffic control site that was set ablaze by a field technician, as delays and cancellations continued at Chicago airports.

  • Pilot, teen boy ID'd as victims of NY plane crash Sunday, 28 Sep 2014 | 7:19 PM ET

    Officials tell The Buffalo News that 78- year-old Anthony Mercurio and 14- year-old James Metz were killed in the Saturday morning collision about six miles outside of Buffalo-Lancanster Regional Airport. The newspaper says the SeaRey, piloted by 59- year-old Kevin D'Angelo, of Orchard Park, landed safely in a field in Alden.

  • Sept 27- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after a fire at a Chicago- area air traffic control center that authorities said was set by an employee who then tried to take his own life. O'Hare is the largest hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines.

  • Sept 27- U.S. airports reported hundreds of residual flight cancellations on Saturday, a day after an employee apparently set a Chicago- area air traffic control center on fire and tried to take his own life. O'Hare is the largest hub of United Airlines and a major hub for American Airlines.

  • After sabotage, air travel system slowly recovers Saturday, 27 Sep 2014 | 1:54 AM ET

    CHICAGO— Airlines were scrambling to accommodate travelers whose flights were canceled after a contract employee allegedly set a fire at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center where he worked, halting flights at two of the nation's busiest airports. By Friday night, more than 2,000 flights in and out of Chicago had been canceled.

  • Chicago FAA fire ruled arson, ties up air traffic Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 12:07 PM ET
    A flight board is seen at O'Hare Airport in Chicago, Illinois.

    A fire at an air traffic control center outside Chicago on Friday led to the cancellation of all flights at the city's two major airports.

  • Fire at Chicago FAA hub snarls air traffic: Report Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 7:58 AM ET
    Passenger at the O'Hare International Airport, Chicago.

    A fire at a Federal Aviation Administration outpost in Chicago has spilled over into air traffic delays from O'Hare and Midway International airports.

  • 5 Boston airline workers accused of smuggling cash Friday, 26 Sep 2014 | 6:38 AM ET

    BOSTON— Five airline employees have been charged with using their security clearances to smuggle more $417,000 in cash past checkpoints at Logan International Airport.

  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 3.4 percent in August Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 | 9:54 AM ET

    LAS VEGAS— Officials say passenger traffic at McCarran International Airport jumped 3.4 percent in August compared with a year earlier. Data released Thursday show more than 3.7 million people arrived and departed from the Las Vegas airport in August.

  • Kennedy Airport skycaps get $925,000 settlement Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 11:55 AM ET

    NEW YORK— New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced a $925,000 settlement Wednesday with a Kennedy Airport contractor that had been paying skycaps as little as $3.90 an hour— well below minimum wage. "This was wage theft, pure and simple," Schneiderman said of the pay earned by 40 skycaps employed by Alstate Maintenance LLC.

  • Deer are pests for airports, threats to pilots Wednesday, 24 Sep 2014 | 3:11 AM ET

    Unwary motorists aren't the only ones who need to beware of the four-legged bane of gardeners, especially at this time of the year. Pilots are also having deer encounters that rarely end well, especially for the deer.

  • Norfolk International Airport traffic declines Tuesday, 23 Sep 2014 | 8:43 AM ET

    NORFOLK, Va.— Norfolk International Airport is reporting a decrease in passenger activity for August. The airport says it experienced a nearly 8 percent drop in the number of passengers who used the airport in August compared with the same month the previous year. Overall, nearly 275,000 passengers flew through the airport.

  • Larger aircraft could be using Maui's Hana Airport Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 1:35 PM ET

    WAILUKU, Hawaii— Larger aircraft could be using Maui's remote Hana Airport if the state carries out planned improvements. In June, the governor released $2.1 million for capital improvement projects at Hana Airport. Once they are completed, Hana Airport likely will be classified as a Class III airport, state transportation officials said.

  • Quonset Airport runway repairs due end of Nov. Monday, 22 Sep 2014 | 8:38 AM ET

    PROVIDENCE, R.I.— Runway repairs and safety improvements at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown are scheduled to be completed by the end of November. The Providence Journal reports that the $3.8 million project includes repairing the runway, restoring pavement, replacing a culvert and improving safety areas.

  • 2 new solar farms being planned in Indiana Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 8:10 AM ET

    INDIANAPOLIS— Two new solar farms are being planned in Indiana, including a second large one on the grounds of Indianapolis International Airport. An electric utility is planning a smaller solar farm near the northern Indiana city of Peru.

  • Newark airport runway repairs nearing end Friday, 19 Sep 2014 | 6:02 AM ET

    NEWARK, N.J.— Repairs to a major runway at Newark Liberty International Airport could be more of an annoyance to residents of two New Jersey cities than to air travelers. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the airport's other runways will be available to handle flights. But that means more planes will be flying over Jersey City and Bayonne.

  • Passenger says JetBlue plane filled with smoke Thursday, 18 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    LONG BEACH, Calif.— A JetBlue airliner that experienced engine problems soon after takeoff returned to the Long Beach Airport on Thursday after smoke filled the cabin and passengers evacuated onto the runway using the plane's emergency slides.

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 9- Mexican construction companies, including Grupo Ica and billionaire Carlos Slim's Grupo Carso, have formed a consortium to bid on contracts to build a new airport for Mexico City, construction industry group CMIC said on Tuesday.

  • DUBAI, Sept 8- Dubai will spend $32 billion on expanding its second airport to handle over 200 million people annually next decade, roughly triple the current level of passenger traffic through the emirate, airport authorities said on Monday.