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  • Malaysia loses contact with plane carrying 239

    March 7, 2014 8:41 PM

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Four Americans are among the passengers aboard a Malaysia Airlines aircraft that lost contact over Vietam. Malaysia Airlines said Saturday it lost communication with a plane carrying 239 people on its way from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing and search and rescue teams were trying to locate... more »
  • Economic boost flying into Ascension Play Video

    May 10, 2013 8:32 PM

    GONZALES - An economic boom is about to fly into Ascension Parish. The Louisiana Regional Airport is waiting to hear from the FAA about extending the landing strip from 4,000 feet to 5,000 feet. Increasing the length of the runway will allow bigger aircraft to land at the airport and... more »
  • Marine Corps forms new fighter jet squadron

    November 19, 2012 3:08 PM

    SAN DIEGO - The Marine Corps is forming its first squadron of pilots to fly the latest fighter jet. The development comes months after lawmakers voiced concern the Defense Department was rushing the end of the testing phase for the aircraft. Two veteran Marine pilots of the 3rd Marine Aircraft... more »
  • Panetta: Aircraft not close to stop Libya attack

    November 9, 2012 2:19 PM

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is telling Congress that the military did not have armed aircraft near Libya that could have helped defend against the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. In a letter to Republican Sen. John McCain... more »
  • Hawker Beechcraft decision expected by end of March

    December 16, 2010 10:59 AM

    WICHITA, Kan. - The CEO of aircraft maker Hawker Beechcraft has said a decision will be made about the company's future location by the end of March 2011, according to an article by the Wichita Eagle. The company had received offers of incentives reportedly worth millions of dollars to... more »
  • Aeroframe takes on maintenance for US Airways

    October 5, 2010 6:10 AM

    Aeroframe's operation at Chennault International Airport has been selected to handle airframe base maintenance on US Airways A330 aircraft. According to Tuesday's American Press, the maintenance work will begin this week. Aeroframe took delivery of the first plane from the company on Sunday. Aeroframe CEO Roger Porter says the work... more »
  • Durable goods orders fall 1 percent in June

    July 28, 2010 9:09 AM

    Orders to U.S. factories for big ticket manufactured goods fell broadly in June as the fragile recovery continued to slow. The Commerce Department said demand for durable goods dropped 1 percent in June. It is the second straight monthly decline and the largest drop since August 2009. ... more »
  • Plane flies into restricted space, forced to land

    May 31, 2010 9:44 AM

    Military aircraft forced a private Cessna aircraft to land near Chicago after it flew into a temporary restricted zone established for President Barack Obama's weekend visit to his home there. Army Maj. Mike Humphreys of the North American Aerospace Defense Command said the incident happened Sunday night. The private... more »
  • Satellites used to track aircraft in Gulf of Mexico

    September 15, 2009 5:52 AM

    The Transportation Department says air traffic controllers will begin using satellite-based technology to track aircraft in a 240,000-square mile area of the Gulf of Mexico starting in December. The new system called NextGen will allow airliners to fly more direct routes, which could save billions in time and fuel. The... more »

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