aviation

US seeks $162M in fines against American Air

(AP) – Federal safety regulators are seeking up to $162.4 million in fines against American Airlines and its affiliates for alleged violations of U.S. safety standards going back several years. Many of the investigations had […]

08/07/2012

Why Mars again? A look at NASA's latest venture

(AP) – NASA’s new robot rover named Curiosity landed safely late Sunday in a huge crater near the equator of Mars and will soon begin its scientific studies. This marks NASA’s eighth landing on the […]

08/06/2012

Suspicious package briefly closes part of O'Hare

(AP) – Operations have resumed at a terminal at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport after a portion of it was closed briefly while security personnel investigated a suspicious package. City Aviation spokeswoman Karen Pride says the […]

08/02/2012

United Airlines settles lawsuit over skycaps' tips

(AP) – United Airlines has settled a lawsuit alleging that companies it contracted to provide skycaps at airports around the country paid them less than minimum wage while not allowing them to keep all of […]

07/10/2012

Spirit jet diverts to Houston with unruly traveler

(AP) – Police say an 86-year-old partially blind man who cannot speak English became unruly onboard a Spirit Airlines flight to Florida, compelling the pilot to divert to Houston. Spirit Airlines says Flight 310 from […]

07/09/2012

Unmanned aircraft rules

(AP) – A trade group for drone aircraft manufacturers and operators is releasing the industry’s first “code of conduct,” partly in response to growing privacy concerns as the industry expands into civilian aviation. The Association […]

07/03/2012

More tough conditions for firefighters

(AP) – Fire crews in Colorado are slowly gaining control over the Waldo Canyon fire near Colorado Springs. The fire ranks as the most destructive in state history, having destroyed nearly 350 houses, but it’s […]

07/02/2012

Pilots didn't get the memo, Obama is in town

(CNS) – Two F-16 fighter planes were deployed today to intercept a pair of single-engine airplanes that violated restricted airspace established over Los Angeles during a fundraising visit by President Barack Obama. A Cessna 206 […]

06/07/2012

SpaceX's historic mission complete

(CNS) – Nearly a week after making history by becoming the first private spacecraft to dock with the International Space Station, a capsule built by a Hawthorne-based aerospace company returned to Earth today, splashing down […]

05/31/2012

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