Suspect In FAA Radar Facility Fire To Plead Guilty, Attorney SaysA plea agreement with prosecutors is being negotiated, with the goal being having Brian Howard do his time in a federal prison offering mental health treatment, defense attorney Ronald Safer said.
Formal Charges Filed Against Suspect In FAA Radar Facility FireFederal prosecutors formally filed charges Friday against Brian Howard, the Naperville man accused of setting fire to an FAA radar facility in Aurora last year, leading to a grounding of all planes at O’Hare and Midway.
O'Hare Noise Activists Say More Meetings With FAA Not EnoughAfter talking with Mayor Emanuel in Washington, Federal Aviation Administrator Michael Huerta promised to double the number of meetings to be held before a new runway opens at O'Hare Airport this fall.
Plane Flying From Chicago Lands In Buffalo After Emergency Authorities say a SkyWest Airlines flight from Chicago has made an emergency landing in Buffalo, New York, and at least one passenger lost consciousness.
Seven Dead In Small Plane Crash Near BloomingtonThe Federal Aviation Administration confirmed a Cessna 414 flying from Indianapolis to Bloomington went down about two miles away from Central Illinois Regional Airport in Bloomington just after midnight. McLean County Sheriff Jon Sandage confirmed all seven people on board were killed in the crash.
Suburbs Enlist Experts To Look Into Reducing O'Hare NoiseA kinder, gentler Suburban O'Hare Commission Wednesday unveiled the team of experts it has hired to find ways to reduce airport jet noise -- a group that makes it clear they want to work with the city, not against it.
ComEd, IIT Team Up To Use Drones To Inspect Power LinesThe Federal Aviation Administration has authorized ComEd to use drones to streamline the inspection of its power lines.
FAA: O'Hare Regains Title As Nation's Busiest Airport For Flight Operations In 2014 O’Hare International Airport regained the nation’s busiest airport crown in 2014 — based on total flights — according to data obtained Wednesday from the Federal Aviation Administration.
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.
Expert: Spike In Drone Use Creates High Risk Of AccidentsDrones have become so popular in the skies above America, a Chicago transportation expert said the federal government needs to do more about the dangers of a possible mid-air accident.
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.
Sabotaged Air Traffic Center ReopeningThe Federal Aviation Administration says teams have completed testing on almost all critical systems and equipment at a sabotaged suburban Chicago air traffic control facility.
FAA Techs Defend Backup System For Crippled Radar FacilityFAA 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.
FAA Chief Says Damaged Radar Facility On Track To Be Fixed By Oct. 13U.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.
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.