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  • 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.

  • Tianjin's deadly blasts expose China's work safety woes Thursday, 20 Aug 2015 | 1:18 AM ET

    BEIJING— By official data, China is becoming safer from accidents year after year. But the explosions over the Tianjin port last week are a stark reminder that it has far to go in preventing workplace disasters— from blasts on factory floors to leaks of oil pipes and warehouse fires. The blasts that started at a hazardous material warehouse in the eastern city of...

  • OAKLAND, Calif., Aug 19- California Governor Jerry Brown told state legislators on Wednesday that they needed to get past political infighting and develop a plan for long overdue and much needed repairs to the state's roads, bridges and other infrastructure. He was joined by the state assembly's top Democrat at a news conference in Oakland on Wednesday where...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Bruce Flatt, chief executive officer of Brookfield Asset Management Inc., speaks during the company's annual general meeting in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

    A group led by Canada's Brookfield will buy Australian logistics company Asciano for $6.5B, creating a global port and freight business.

  • SHANGHAI/ SYDNEY, Aug 13- Two massive explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin that ripped through parts of the terminal have hit iron ore import operations, as well as disrupting oil tanker arrivals and departures at this gateway to northeast China. Reuters shipping data showed there were more than two dozen tankers in the Tianjin port region, either waiting to...

  • SHANGHAI/ SYDNEY, Aug 13- Two massive explosions at the Chinese port of Tianjin that ripped through parts of the terminal have hit iron ore import operations, as well as disrupting oil tanker arrivals and depatures at this gateway to for northeast China. Reuters shipping data showed there were more than two dozen tankers in the Tianjin port region, either waiting...

  • SINGAPORE, Aug 13- The deadly explosions in the northeast Chinese port city of Tianjin have disrupted chemical and oil tankers going in and coming out of the port, trading and shipping sources said on Thursday. Two huge explosions tore through an industrial area where toxic chemicals and gas were stored in Tianjin, killing at least 44 people and injuring...

  • *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...

  • This airline is going to start weighing passengers Wednesday, 12 Aug 2015 | 1:01 PM ET
    Uzbekistan Airlines plane

    Uzbekistan Airways announced that it will begin pre-flight weighing of passengers and luggage to ensure flight safety.

  • BERLIN, Aug 12- Greece will move rapidly to privatise its ports, regional airports and its power grid operator under a memorandum of understanding agreed with its international lenders. Under the agreement, Athens has committed to take "irreversible steps" by October 2015 to privatise grid operator ADMIE unless an alternative scheme offering equivalent...