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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • NEW YORK— Authorities have charged six people in a scheme to steal mail containing an estimated $250,000 in cash at New York's Kennedy Airport. Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn said on Tuesday that three of the defendants were cargo handlers who targeted international flights transporting mail with foreign currency. They said the crew would use currency...

  • FORT WORTH, Texas— Federal safety officials are investigating an incident in which a US Airways jet struck runway lights, damaging the underside of the plane's tail, while attempting to land after the pilots reported wind shear. The Charlotte airport closed a runway after workers found debris and damage to the lights, but no other flights were affected, an FAA...

  • Greece gives German firm rights to run 14 airports Tuesday, 18 Aug 2015 | 5:36 AM ET

    ATHENS, Greece— Greece has agreed to sell to a German company the rights to operate 14 regional airports. The government had initially vowed to cancel the country's privatization program, but Tsipras has been forced to renege on his pre-election promises in order to win a deal on a third international bailout for Greece, worth 86 billion euros.

  • 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.