Aviation

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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Frontier Airlines plans return to normal service

July 22, 2011
Associated Press
Frontier Airlines says it expects to return to normal service including a full schedule on Saturday after repairing planes that were damaged by hail.
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Rolls-Royce upgrades engine on market since 1950sRestricted Content

July 2, 2011
Kathleen McLaughlin
Rolls-Royce’s Indianapolis plant assembles few of its workhorse T56 aircraft engines in whole, but cranking out spare parts for overhauls is a large business. The last contract modification, issued by the U.S. Air Force in 2007, is worth up to $789 million and is still active.
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Mount Comfort Airport takes on new moniker

April 2, 2011
 IBJ Staff
1,805-acre facility on the east side now will be known as the Indianapolis Regional Airport.
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Indiana seeks to become player in cargo flights

March 27, 2011
Associated Press
The state nicknamed the "Crossroads of America" wants to become a preferred landing spot for cargo planes, but industry leaders say Indiana could have a tough time attracting flights from neighboring states because many airports are competing for the same business and freight companies are resistant to change.
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Grissom air base to get $7.4 million control tower

March 20, 2011
Associated Press
An Indiana air base that houses the nation's largest fleet of KC135 four-engine tankers will get a high-tech air traffic control tower next year that supporters say will better serve its growing military, civilian and commercial aviation needs.
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