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Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

First Boeing 787 Makes Flight Since Grounding Over Battery Problems

A Boeing 787 operated by Ethiopian Airlines flew from Ethiopia to Kenya’s capital Saturday, the first commercial flight since air safety authorities grounded the Dreamliners after incidents with smoldering batteries on two different planes in January.

04/27/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (credit: James Morgan/Boeing Australia via Getty Images)

FAA Gives OK To Resume Boeing 787 Dreamliner Flights

Boeing’s beleaguered 787 could be flying again within a week after federal officials approved a fix for its batteries, even though the root cause of a fire on one plane and smoke on another still isn’t known.

04/19/2013

Two people were killed and three were injured when a small twin-engine jet crashed into three homes in South Bend, Ind., on March 17, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Former Sooners QB Among Victims In South Bend Plane Crash

A former University of Oklahoma starting quarterback was one of two people killed when a small aircraft smashed into a house in northern Indiana, officials said Monday.

03/18/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (credit: James Morgan/Boeing Australia via Getty Images)

FAA Approves Boeing Plan To Fix 787′s Batteries

A Boeing plan to redesign the 787 Dreamliner’s fire-plagued lithium-ion batteries won approval Tuesday from the Federal Aviation Administration, moving the cutting-edge planes a step closer to flying passengers again.

03/13/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

FAA Grounds Boeing 787 Dreamliners Over Battery Fire Risk

The federal government grounded Boeing’s newest and most technologically advanced jetliner Wednesday, declaring that U.S. airlines cannot fly the 787 again until the risk of battery fires is addressed.

01/16/2013

A Japan Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner sits at Logan International Airport on Jan. 8, 2013, after a fuel leak just before takeoff. (Credit: CBS)

Boeing Investigating Cause Of Recent 787 Problems

The two recent fuel leaks come in the wake of electrical panel issues in three other 787 jets in December.

01/08/2013

Boeing 787 Dreamliner (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Boeing Dreamliners Inspected After Reports Of Fuel Leaks

Following reports of two fuel leaks on Boeing 787 Dreamliners operated by foreign airlines, the FAA has directed the Chicago-based company to inspect all 787s for airworthiness.

12/05/2012

One person was killed when a small plane crashed in Manhattan Township in southern Will County on Dec. 4, 2012. (Credit: CBS)

One Killed In Will County Plane Crash

Federal authorities were investigating the cause of a fatal plane crash near Joliet on Tuesday.

CBS Chicago–12/04/2012

Flight Takes Off

New Restrictions For All Flights After Near-Mishap In Washington

The Federal Aviation Administration has issued new restrictions on takeoffs and landings across the country, after three planes came dangerously close together in Washington, D.C.

CBS Chicago–08/08/2012

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Top IDOT Official Says Third Airport Will Be Built

Susan Shea has a message for all the opponents and pessimists who don’t think the South Suburban Airport ever will be built near Peotone: “To the naysayers, this is it. The FAA would not tell us this is the preferred place. This is where it’s going to be.”

07/29/2012

Seneca II Piper Twin Engine Airlplane

No-Fly Zone To Be Enforced By Shoot-To-Kill Order During NATO Summit

Plans to keep residents and dignitaries safe during the NATO Summit include a no-fly zone, with a shoot-to-kill warning for those who break the ban.

CBS Chicago–05/02/2012

Crews are cleaning up a diesel fuel spill along the Fox River in Aurora. (CBS)

Aurora Crews Work To Clean Up Diesel Spill In Fox River

Cleanup continues in Aurora Thursday, following a diesel fuel spill in the Fox River.

CBS Chicago–12/29/2011

Fox River, Elgin

Diesel Fuel Leaks Into Fox River

Approximately 1,500 gallons of diesel fuel leaked from the Federal Aviation Administration facility in west suburban Aurora Wednesday morning.

12/28/2011

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Sleep Expert: New Pilot Sleep Rules Insufficient

A Chicago sleep researcher says new federal rules requiring more sleep for airline pilots are a definitely improvement, but are still inadequate.

CBS Chicago–12/21/2011

Three people were killed when a medical transport plane crashed in Riverwoods, Ill., on Nov. 29, 2011. (Credit: CBS)

Three Killed In Riverwoods Plane Crash

Three people were killed and two others injured when a small plane transporting a medical patient crashed late Monday in north suburban Riverwoods.

CBS Chicago–11/29/2011

US Airways Flight 1549

Many Airliners Flying Without Life Rafts

There are major airliners flying planes without potentially life-saving gear — life rafts. These rafts can protect passengers from frigid and fast-moving water when a plane has to emergency ditch in the water.

CBS 2–09/21/2011

O'Hare International Airport

Report: Near-Crashes On O’Hare Runways

A new report by the Federal Aviation Administration says O’Hare International Airport has had several close calls that could have resulted in fatal air crashes.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2011

Laser At Plane

Lasers Pointed At Aircraft A Growing Problem

Lasers are being pointed at aircraft cockpits in the United States at a record number, and last year, O’Hare International Airport had the second highest number of incidents.

CBS Chicago–01/19/2011