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American Airlines Pilots To Picket At O’Hare Over Contract Dispute

American Airlines pilots will be holding an informational picket at O’Hare International Airport Thursday afternoon, in the midst of an ongoing labor dispute.

CBS Chicago–09/20/2012

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United Airlines Pilots Vote To Authorize Strike

Chicago teachers aren’t the only ones threatening to strike; United Airlines pilots could soon be walking picket lines.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2012

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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

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United Pilots: New Flying Procedures Could Be Dangerous

The union representing United Airlines pilots is suing to prevent new flying procedures set to begin this Friday, saying they threaten safety.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

O'Hare International Airport

iPads To Replace Pilots’ Flight Manuals On United Airlines

Chicago-based United Airlines has begun replacing paper flight manuals used by pilots with with 11,000 iPads.

CBS Chicago–08/24/2011

O'Hare Security Line

Experts Criticize Security Checkpoint Bypass For Pilots

Some experts are criticizing the newly-adopted express lane checkpoint for pilots at O’Hare International Airport.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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State Passes Law Against Shining Lasers At Aircraft

It’s a growing problem facing all kinds of aircraft – lasers aimed at cockpits that can leave pilots temporarily blinded. Illinois lawmakers have now made the act illegal at the state level.

CBS Chicago–07/22/2011

On Mar. 15, full body scanners began being used at Chicago's O'Hare airport. The scanners set off a debate about privacy and security. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Pilots Will Soon Fly Through Security At O’Hare

A new approach to airport security screening will be tested at O’Hare International Airport this summer.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2011