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1 hr ago | Historic City News

Airport Authority - five years without ad valorem tax assessments

Edward R. Wuellner, Executive Director of the St. Augustine - St. Johns County Airport Authority, reported that at last night's meeting, the members voted not to assess ad valorem taxes. The Authority made the fifth year of self-sustenance official during the final public hearing on their budget held at the airport's Conference Center.


Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Ron DeSantis, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives

6 hrs ago | 5NEWSonline.com

XNA, River Valley Airports To Receive $2.2 Million In Grant Money

The Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport is set to receive $2.2 million in grant money, according to a news release. Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark., and Rep. Steve Womack, R-Ark., together announced that multiple Arkansas airports are set to receive $4.1 million from the Federal Aviation Administration to support upgrades and expansions, the release states.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator John Boozman, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Womack, Mark Pryor, Democrat

10 hrs ago | MilitaryCity.com

First flight delayed for KC-46A test aircraft

A Boeing KC-46A prepares to refuel a B-1B bomber in flight in this artist's conception. The first flight of the KC-46 test aircraft has been pushed back to November.


Related Topix: Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 767, US Military, US News, US Air Force

11 hrs ago | The Wichita Eagle

Officials say airport disaster drill offers lessons

On Tuesday morning, the Wichita Airport Authority conducted a drill simulating a full-scale mass disaster at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport. The exercise was complete with a fire and bodies scattered in the field near the runway.


Related Topix: Wichita, KS, US News

15 hrs ago | The News

Stuckey airport to close

Soon the Williamsburg County Airport will be home to several T-Hangers capable of housing planes. The hangers will be leased which will in turn create a revenue stream, a notion that has been discussed at length by Williamsburg County Council and is now coming to fruition after a September 8, meeting where council approved the authorization to accept a federal grant that will provide the funding for the project.


Related Topix: Stuckey, SC, Williamsburg County, SC, US News, Parker, SC

19 hrs ago | Bangor Daily News

FAA awards grants to airports in Waterville, Brunswick

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded grants totaling $5.8 million to support projects at Robert LaFleur Airport in Waterville and Brunswick Executive Airport. "Both of these airports are making exciting contributions to Maine's economy," said Congresswoman Chellie Pingree in her announcement of the awards.


Related Topix: US News, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Representative Chellie Pingree

Mon Sep 15, 2014

KTVU Oakland

Napa County airport recovers after 6.0 quake

It's been three weeks since the 6.0 earthquake rocked Napa. Those weeks have been filled with recovery and adjustment for those who suffered damage, including the Napa County airport.


Related Topix: Natural Disasters, Earthquake, US News

Harlan Daily Enterprise

Airport receives $80,000 environmental study grant

Daily EnterpriseHarlan Airport Board Chairman Mark Miracle looks out at the end of the Tucker-Guthrie Airport's runway where a proposed expansion will be constructed. Daily EnterpriseHarlan Airport Board Chairman Mark Miracle looks out at the end of the Tucker-Guthrie Airport's runway where a proposed expansion will be constructed.


Related Topix: Flying, Life, Hobbies, Harlan, KY, US News

Ag Professional

Towers under 200 feet are dangers to ag pilots

The National Agricultural Aviation Association issued a report about a California aerial applicator court case being settled with a $6.7 million judgment to the pilot's family against a group of defendants. The association contends the settlement establishes a standard of care as to the use of a meteorological evaluation tower for wind prospecting in agricultural areas.


Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Alternative Energy, Wind Power, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy, US News

Seeking Alpha

JetBlue Comes In Last For On-Time Arrivals: Why Investors Should Be Concerned

JetBlue's on-time performance for July was 65.8%. With a third of all flights arriving late, operational efficiency and reliability have certainly been affected, along with the bottom line.


Related Topix: Transportation, Airlines, JetBlue Airways, US News

Russia Taday

Supreme Court justice warns of drones creating 'Orwellian' future

US Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor has voiced concerns that, without sufficient protections, the age of unmanned drones and ubiquitous surveillance will usher in an "Orwellian world." Sotomayor told faculty and students at Oklahoma City University last week that technological capabilities allow devices to monitor "your conversations from miles away and through your walls."


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor, Oklahoma City University, Jerry Brown, US Governors


Five of the Coolest Aviation Jobs

Do you want to fly the latest and most advanced civilian or military aircraft? Since 1981, the not-for-profit National Test Pilot School has specialized in training pilots to meet professional flight test standards established in the U.S. and international aviation communities, with test pilot and flight-test engineer candidates often placed in military or civilian test and evaluation organizations shortly upon graduation. Although many test pilots come from the military ranks, anyone demonstrating the "right stuff" is encouraged to learn more about this highly sought-after career in aviation and aerospace.


Related Topix: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, US News

Google Earth Blog

Aerial imagery from drones

Back in 2007 we took a look at the concept of capturing aerial imagery from drones. Since then a lot of progress has been made in drone and camera technology.


Related Topix: US News


Splurge at Disney World, Southwest flies to Costa Rica, FAA to fine cargo companies

Wanna go the extra step? Check out Disney World's newest on-site hotel, the Four Seasons Orlando. Opened in August, the gorgeous property blends Four Seasons luxury style and service with Disney fun.


Related Topix: US News

Sun Sep 14, 2014

International Business Times

Global Air Travel Alert: Air France Pilots Stage Labour Strike

A departure time flight board displays various cancellations as passengers stand nearby at Ben Gurion International airport in Tel Aviv July 22, 2014. The Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. carriers from flying to or from Ben Gurion International Airport, after a rocket fired from Gaza struck near the airport's fringes, injuring two people.


Related Topix: US News, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

The Washington Post

US accuses British Airways of hazardous shipment

Regulators say that British Airways violated safety rules by shipping an oxygen generator on an American Airlines flight from London to Dallas, and they are seeking to fine BA $195,000. The Federal Aviation Administration said Friday that the chemical oxygen generator was in a cardboard box without any markings to describe its contents.

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Related Topix: US News, Travel, US Politics


FAA, NTSB probing Ga. small plane crash

Four-year-old Nikki Fitzmayer is a typical girl, playing with her sister and singing along to "Frozen" songs. But her quizzical expressions at some sounds are small signals of a big problem.


Related Topix: US News, Air Accidents, University of Georgia Kennewsaw State, Solar Energy, Alternative Energy, Renewable Energy (Green Energy), Energy

WTVG-TV Toledo

Teens can learn aircraft maintenance for free at TPS Aviation Academy

The TPS Aviation Academy in Swanton offers teens a unique opportunity to learn aircraft maintenance - for free. Student Mark James says, "I think it's probably the best thing out of all TPS.


Related Topix: US News

WPTV Local News

Drone industry outpacing regulation in US

It's easier than ever to spot the unmanned aircraft in the skies - but they're all recreational vehicles. Anyone wanting to use drones in potential moneymaking operations in the U.S. is still out of luck.


Related Topix: US News

Jacksonville Daily News

Ellis Airport faces new trends in air travel

Current year-to-date passenger totals have fallen from last year's at Albert J. Ellis Airport, according to information from Onslow County.


Related Topix: Onslow County, NC, Richlands, NC, US News