FAA Warns Travelers Not To Use New Samsung Phone On PlanesSamsung has issued a global recall of all Note 7 smartphones, after finding the lithium-ion batteries of some of the phones have exploded or caught fire.
Naperville Gets FAA Approval To Deploy DroneNaperville Fire Department Division Chief Andy Dina said the drone will have many uses besides giving crews a better vantage point while fighting fires.
Weekly O’Hare Nighttime Runway Rotations Could Start By MayTo better spread out jet noise, O’Hare International Airport might start rotating the runways it uses at night on a weekly basis as soon as May under a six-month test approved Tuesday by a special “Fly Quiet” committee.
FAA To Begin Requiring Registration Of DronesIf someone in your family finds a drone under the Christmas tree this year, they'll need to know about a new FAA requirement.
O'Hare Opens New $516 Million RunwayRunway 10R/28L at the south end of the airfield cost $516 million. Some local officials said it won’t be used enough to justify the cost, and complained it will bring flight noise over new neighborhoods, but deputy FAA Administrator Michael Whitaker said it would improve overall air traffic flow at O’Hare.
Union Warns Air Traffic Controller Shortage Could Lead To Delays For Chicago TravelersChicago air passengers could be facing increasing delays if the numbers of air traffic controllers doesn't increase. That's the warning from the controllers' union, which says the situation here in Chicago and nationwide, has reached a critical stage.
FAA Calls For Nearly $2 Million Fine Against Drone Company SkyPanCBS 2’s Audrina Bigos has more on the unprecedented lawsuit.
Report Slams FAA Response To Fire At Air Traffic FacilityThe U.S. Transportation Department's inspector general has determined Federal Aviation Administration contingency plans and security protocols were insufficient at a Chicago air traffic control facility that was set on fire last year.
Man Who Sabotaged Air Traffic System Gets 12.5 Years
Feds Want 13 Years, $4.5M Fine For Man Who Set Fire At FAA FacilityWhen Brian Howard set a fire at an FAA radar facility in Aurora in a failed suicide attempt in 2014, he caused “one of the most severe disruptions to air travel in recent memory,” federal prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum.
Jet Noise Frustrations Remain After First FAA Meeting On New O'Hare RunwayThe Federal Aviation Administration on Monday held the first in a series of workshops to discuss a new runway at O’Hare International Airport, but the meeting did little to alleviate the frustration of residents who have suffered through an increase in jet noise for the past two years.
Pilot Dead In Small Plane Crash Near BartlettAgency officials said a Cessna 172 crashed in a forest preserve Friday afternoon. One person was confirmed dead.
Persistent Delays Raise Questions About O'Hare PromisesJetliners roared down O'Hare's newest runway as Chicago officials cheerfully touted the latest piece of a decade-long overhaul as a tipping point that could cut delays in half and dramatically improve the reputation for bottlenecks at one of the nation's busiest airports. But in the year and a half since that celebratory event, delays have been even more common than in the five years before the strip opened.
Brian Howard Pleads Guilty To Setting Fire At FAA Radar Center In AuroraA 37-year-old contractor from Naperville has pleaded guilty to setting a fire at an Aurora radar facility last fall, crippling Chicago’s two airports, and disrupting air traffic all across the U.S.
Illinois State Police Get Federal Approval To Use DronesThe police agency announced Friday that the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized what it calls its Unmanned Aircraft System program. The announcement says the program "is not being implemented for surveillance purposes."