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Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Report Outlines Changes Needed To Prevent Disruptions Like Aurora Facility Fire

A new FAA report out today details changes needed to update dated FAA technology and procedures.

11/24/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Radar Center In Aurora Fully Operational More Than Two Weeks After Fire

The FAA radar center in Aurora is fully back up and running after a fire more than two weeks ago damaged the facility, sending air travel across the country into a tail-spin. A contract worker is accused of setting that fire.

10/13/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Sabotaged Air Traffic Center Reopening

The Federal Aviation Administration says teams have completed testing on almost all critical systems and equipment at a sabotaged suburban Chicago air traffic control facility.

10/12/2014

Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center

FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar Facility

FAA employees who have helped keep air traffic moving safely over the Midwest since last Friday’s act of sabotage at a radar facility in Aurora are answering critics who have said there isn’t a proper backup system in place.

10/03/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Chief Says Damaged Radar Facility On Track To Be Fixed By Oct. 13

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta planned to tour the crippleed Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC) in Aurora, then meet with members of the Illinois congressional delegation to discuss repairs and an ongoing FAA review of the incident.

10/03/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

Emanuel Blasts FAA For Lack Of Backup For Crippled Air Traffic Center

“How could you have an airport that is so integral to the national and the international system with no backup capacity that one individual can have this impact?” Emanuel asked Wednesday.

10/01/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

O’Hare, Midway Continue To Increase Flights After Radar Center Fire

As the FAA continues to make repairs to a severely damaged radar center in Aurora, flight performance at Chicago’s two airports has gradually improved as air traffic controllers have shifted to facilities in four other states to pick up the slack.

09/30/2014

FAA fire suspect Brian Howard (FACEBOOK/April Howard Connor)

Air-Traffic Sabotage Suspect Held Without Bond

The 36-year-old Naperville man accused of setting the fire at an Aurora radar facility that effectively shut down Chicago’s airports made his initial appearance in federal court Monday, and a judge ordered him held without bond.

09/29/2014

Passengers stuck at O'Hare after fire at FAA radar facility. (Credit:  Dayna Eubanks)

FAA Launches Review; Two Weeks Before Aurora Air Control Facility Repaired

Repairs may take another two weeks to fully restore operations the FAA air traffic control center in Aurora after a deliberately set fire crippled flight operations at O’Hare and Midway airports.

09/29/2014

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (Credit: CBS)

Senator Dick Durbin Calls For Probe Of Air Center Sabotage

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday that he will seek an investigation into how a contract employee was able to sabotage a regional control center and bring Chicago’s two international airports to a halt.

09/28/2014

An FAA air traffic control center in Aurora. (Credit: CBS)

No Timetable For Repairs At Aurora FAA Facility

The FAA says there is no timetable for repairs at an air traffic control center in Aurora after being shutdown on Friday.

09/28/2014

The air traffic control tower is seen behind the departures level of Terminal 2 at O'Hare International Airport. (Photo credit: Mira Oberman/AFP/Getty Images)

More Flights Canceled As Airports Try To Get Back To Normal

O’Hare and Midway airports are attempting to get back to normal after nearly 24 hours of issues.

09/27/2014

The board at O'Hare was not encouraging for people flying to New York on Wednesday. (CBS)

Kirk, Lipinski To FAA: How Could One Person Create So Much Air-Traffic Chaos?

Two members of Illinois’ congressional delegation want answers from the FAA, which was largely silent Friday.

09/26/2014

Skies above the Chicago area were virtually empty Friday morning, due to a ground stop at O'Hare and Midway airports, because of a fire at an FAA radar facility. (Credit: FlightAware)

Extensive Damage May Shutter Radar Facility For Days

The damage done by a disgruntled contractor at the FAA radar facility in Aurora was so extensive that the center might not be operational for several days.

09/26/2014

Firefighters respond to the FAA Chicago Air Route Traffic Control Center  in Aurora on Friday. (Credit: CBS)

FAA Radar Center Still Shut Down; Limited Flights Running At O’Hare, Midway

Several hours after an apparently disgruntled contract worker set a fire at a Federal Aviation Administration radar center in Aurora, the facility was still considered a crime scene Friday afternoon, and limited flights were operating at O’Hare and Midway airports.

09/26/2014

2009 Lollapalooza Music Festival - Day 3

FAA Probes Aerial Video Shot At Lollapalooza; Was It Generated By A Drone?

The Federal Aviation Administration is working on restrictions and regulations for unmanned aircraft, such as drones.

08/07/2014

An Israeli soldier inspects the damage at an house that was hit by a rocket fired by militants from the Gaza Strip, on July 22, 2014, in the Israeli city of Yahud, some 15 kms east of Tel-Aviv. The UN chief and Washington's top diplomat were holding a flurry of meetings in Cairo to push for an end to violence in Gaza that has killed more than 590 Palestinians. (Photo credit: GIL COHEN MAGEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Chicago Couple Separated By Ban On Flights To Israel

For the second day in a row, American planes aren’t flying to or from Israel and that means a Chicago husband and wife are now separated, and they don’t know when they’ll be reunited.

07/23/2014

Planes wait on the taxiway at O'Hare International Airport, after a ground stop was ordered at O'Hare and Midway International Airport, due to smoke inside the TRACON (Terminal Radar Approach Control) facility in Elgin. (Credit: CBS)

Flights At O’Hare And Midway Resume After Ground Halt

Limited flights in and out of O’Hare and Midway international airports are resuming after the local radar facility was evacuated because of smoke inside the building stopped flights.

05/13/2014

Venice, Italy (Credit, Randy Yagi)

Tips On Packing Lightly For Vacation

For the first-time traveler hoping to avoid baggage fees to the experienced globetrotter, the following 10 tips will help teach you how to pack more efficiently and maybe even more safely.

02/25/2014

Air Traffic Radar

Fire Alarm At Radar Facility Delays Flights At O’Hare, Midway

Several flights at O’Hare and Midway airports were delayed Monday morning, after a fire alarm prompted the evacuation of an FAA radar facility in Elgin.

07/01/2013

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