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  • Investigators seek cause of crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera

    December 10, 2012 4:31 PM

    MONTERREY, Mexico - A Mexican aviation official says it will take at least 10 days to have a preliminary report on the plane crash that killed singer Jenni Rivera. The 43-year-old singer, born in California, was on a Learjet with six other people that took off from Monterrey early Sunday... more »
  • FAA backs plan for small airport in Livingston

    October 18, 2012 9:37 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Livingston Parish is another step closer to getting a smaller airport. Parish President Layton Ricks said in an interview with ActionNews17.com, the FAA approved plans for an airport south of I-12. Ricks would not elaborate on an exact location; only saying it would be in the Satsuma... more »
  • Congress OKs bill to prod US aviation into new era

    February 7, 2012 4:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - Congress has passed a bill aimed at prodding the nation's aviation system into a new high-tech era in which satellites are central to air traffic control and piloted planes share the skies with unmanned drones. The bill speeds the nation's switch from radar to an air traffic control... more »
  • Hornets donate jet for BRCC aviation program

    April 28, 2011 5:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A "big" donation from the New Orleans Hornets will help new avionics students in Baton Rouge. Today the New Orleans Hornets donated a Boeing 727 jet to the Baton Rouge Community College for its new Aviation program. "This is a tremendous gift," BRCC Chancellor Myrtle... more »
  • Former NO aviation director pleads guilty to obstruction

    January 5, 2011 1:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS – The former aviation director of New Orleans has pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, after prosecutors said he used his position to hide from his insurance company that his wife’s luxury BMW wasn’t destroyed in Hurricane Katrina. As part of a plea deal Hunter admitted that he... more »
  • Hawker Beechcraft deal could keep jobs in Kansas

    October 5, 2010 9:45 PM

    An agreement has been reached that could keep "the vast majority" of the Hawker Beechcraft general aviation jobs in the Wichita, Gov. Mark Parkinson said late Tuesday. Parkinson said he brokered a "long-term deal" with the company and the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers union. He declined to... more »
  • EBR gets grant to build roads for aviation business park

    October 21, 2009 2:15 PM

    A $1 million federal grant has been given to East Baton Rouge Parish to help build access roads at the Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport for a new Aviation Business Park. To qualify for the grant, the city-parish will have to put up $479,000 in matching funds. Officials say the... more »

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