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Buttigieg says Memphis de-icing project will help move cargo

Nov. 29, 2022 17:28 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg was in Memphis on Tuesday to tout the grand opening of a $300 million airport de-icing area that will help make cargo operations there more efficient as the busy holiday shipping season gets underway. The Memphis...

Mexico's domestic airline industry in shambles

Nov. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s domestic airline industry is in shambles, plagued by safety problems, a ratings downgrade by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and vandalism. This week alone, passengers missed connections because thieves cut the fiber optic cables leading...

Hong Kong airport launches new third runway

Nov. 25, 2022 06:39 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's airport on Friday officially launched a new third runway which is expected to boost the city’s status as an aviation hub. The Airport Authority Hong Kong said about 140 flights a day are already using the new runway, which has been in operation since...

Airport shut down briefly after driver goes through gate

Nov. 24, 2022 10:09 AM EST

CLEVELAND (AP) — A driver breached a gate at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and drove onto the airfield, prompting a temporary shutdown of operations, officials said. An airport spokesperson told TV stations that the vehicle went through the gate at about 9 p.m. Wednesday...

Small plane crashes in Colombian neighborhood; 8 dead

Nov. 21, 2022 14:21 PM EST

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A small plane crashed Monday in a neighborhood in the central Colombian city of Medellín, killing eight people on board, airport authorities said. No injuries were immediately reported on the ground. The aircraft crashed after taking off from the Olaya...

FAA: Construction can start on new O'Hare terminals

Nov. 21, 2022 14:13 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — Construction can begin on new passenger terminals at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport following the completion of an environmental review, the Federal Aviation Administration said. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met Monday at the airport with...

Plane hits vehicle on runway, catches fire at Lima's airport

Nov. 18, 2022 21:59 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — A LATAM Airlines plane taking off from Lima's international airport struck a firetruck on the runway and caught fire Friday. Authorities said the plane's passengers and crew were all safe, but two firefighters in the truck were killed. Lima Airport Partners, the...

Man who threatened plane crash into Walmart dies in prison

Nov. 16, 2022 14:47 PM EST

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An airport worker who flew a stolen twin-engine plane erratically over north Mississippi for hours and threatened to crash into a Walmart store has died in federal prison while awaiting trial, federal authorities said Wednesday. The U.S. Bureau of Prisons said...

Experts: Dallas air show crash may lead to more safety rules

Nov. 14, 2022 18:33 PM EST

While the cause of a deadly collision between two vintage military aircraft at a Dallas air show to commemorate Veterans Day remains unknown, experts said Monday that the accident will likely renew discussion over whether additional safety rules are needed for such events. Safety...

Iranian who inspired 'The Terminal' dies at Paris airport

Nov. 12, 2022 17:12 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — An Iranian man who lived for 18 years in Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport and whose saga loosely inspired the Steven Spielberg film “The Terminal” died Saturday in the airport that he long called home, officials said. Mehran Karimi Nasseri died after a heart...