Aviation

Teamsters chief smacks down local pilots union

May 20, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
Teamsters President James Hoffa wants to rein in leaders of the pilots union at Indianapolis-based Republic Airways Holdings Inc.
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Republic Airways fires president of pilots union

May 2, 2013
Kathleen McLaughlin
The move comes after years of unfruitful contract negotiations between the Indianapolis-based firm and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters Local 357.
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Republic's deal with American wins court approval

March 13, 2013
Bloomberg News
American Airlines, the carrier reorganizing in bankruptcy, won court approval of an agreement for Republic Airways Holdings Inc. to operate regional jets for American.
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Six Indiana airports could see control towers close

February 27, 2013
Associated Press
The Federal Aviation Administration says control towers at airports in Gary, Muncie, Bloomington, Terre Haute, Columbus and West Lafayette could close if federal budget cuts take effect Friday.
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Republic to fly for American, buy up to $4B in aircraft

January 24, 2013
Associated Press
American Airlines has signed a 12-year agreement for Republic Airways Holdings Inc. to operate 76-seat regional jets. It also agreed to purchase up to 94 new aircraft from Brazilian plane maker Embraer.
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Hamilton County airport closer to extending its runwayRestricted Content

December 15, 2012
Federal, state grants will fund study of project intended to serve growing corporate clientele.
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Plenty of turbulence ahead, despite Republic's progressRestricted Content

November 17, 2012
Greg Andrews
Analysts are impressed by Bedford’s cost-cutting achievements at Republic’s scheduled-service carrier, Frontier Airlines, and his early progress in restructuring its Chautauqua unit, which flies small regional jets on contract for branded carriers.
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Study: Indiana’s airports contribute $14.1B in economic output

November 13, 2012
A new study says the state's 69 public airports support more than 69,000 jobs--about 30 percent of which are tied to Indianapolis International Airport.
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Local pilot turns aerobatics into satisfying 'jobby'Restricted Content

September 29, 2012
Ellen Kobe
Billy Werth's passion for flying has landed him two jobs that pay the bills--as commercial pilot with Chautauqua Airlines and a major in the Air Force Reserves at Grissom Air Reserve Base in Peru. His third job is just for fun. Since 2006, Werth has owned an acrobatic flying company called Grayout Aerosports.
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Frontier Airlines to cut 11 flights from Milwaukee

May 1, 2012
Associated Press
Frontier Airlines says it will cut 11 flights out of Milwaukee and put 125 workers on furlough effective June 1.
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Proposed Indy airline gets audience with Venture ClubRestricted Content

April 28, 2012
Legacy Travel Club needs to raise $50,000 to unlock commitments from angel investors.
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Airlines' treatment of passengers slowly getting better

April 2, 2012
Associated Press
Based on traditional yardsticks — lost bags, delayed flights, lousy service and bumpings from full planes — airlines are doing a better job, say private researchers who have analyzed federal data on airline performance.
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Clark leaves suddenly as airport chief

March 19, 2012
 IBJ Staff
Recently appointed airport board president Mike Wells said the parting of ways came after he and Clark met Monday afternoon. The move follows an IBJ report on $67,000 in travel expenses for airport executives in 2011, and Wells' plans to tighten oversight.
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Fuel prices wreak havoc on Republic Airways turnaroundRestricted Content

March 10, 2012
Greg Andrews
If the cost of aircraft fuel continues to approach $3.50 a gallon, 2012 fuel costs for the company's Frontier unit fuel will end up $40 million higher than the business plan.
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Indianapolis Regional Airport to handle heavier 'birds'

February 20, 2012
Chris O'Malley
Airport Authority OKs runway extension at Hancock County facility, fueling competition with Hamilton County's Executive Airport.
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Frontier trims Milwaukee flights as Republic seeks buyer

February 13, 2012
Bloomberg News
Frontier Airlines will cut daily departures from Milwaukee by 44 percent to drop unprofitable flights as Indianapolis-based parent Republic Airways Holdings Inc. prepares to sell or spin off the carrier.
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Republic shareholders cheer plans to shed FrontierRestricted Content

February 11, 2012
 IBJ Staff
A $120 million restructuring that included job cuts and cost reductions has returned Frontier Airlines to profit, allowing Republic to move ahead with the separation.
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Local air-freight operator fined $1M for security violation

February 8, 2012
Kathleen McLaughlin
OHL Solutions Inc. will pay a $1 million fine for shirking its duty to screen for explosives cargo bound for passenger planes at Indianapolis International Airport, U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett announced Wednesday morning.
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FAA's new pilot-fatigue rules reflect concerns of IU expert-led panelRestricted Content

December 31, 2011
Chris O'Malley
On Dec. 21, the Federal Aviation Administration issued a final rule addressing fatigue among passenger-airline pilots.
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Republic Airways monthly traffic up 2 percent

December 9, 2011
Associated Press
Republic Airways Holdings Inc., which uses regional jets to feed traffic to major airlines, said that its November traffic rose 2 percent.
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Aircraft-repair firm seeking up to 200 local workers

December 1, 2011
 IBJ Staff
AAR Corp. needs up to 200 more people at its Indianapolis aircraft maintenance center and plans a job fair on Saturday.
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Terre Haute airport looks for Super Bowl business

October 27, 2011
Associated Press
Terre Haute International Airport officials distributed brochures and advertisements about the facility and its hangars during a business aircraft convention this month in Las Vegas.
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Former flight management firm owner pleads guilty to fraud

August 15, 2011
 IBJ Staff and Associated Press
David A. Chaisson is one of two men charged in separate schemes to defraud Ryan International Airlines. Prosecutors say the schemes involved kickback payments in exchange for business.
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Landmark water tower could be razed in Greenwood

August 14, 2011
Associated Press
A central Indiana water tower that once served as a local landmark for residents is being targeted for demolition because officials say it poses a safety hazard to a nearby airport.
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Republic Airways blames fuel costs for $15M quarterly loss

August 2, 2011
 IBJ Staff
The Indianapolis-based company said it spent nearly $227 million on aircraft fuel in the quarter, compared with $161 million in the same period a year earlier.
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