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.
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.
A consultant’s long-term land-use plan approved Friday morning by the Indianapolis Airport Authority recommends expected uses such as cargo and logistics, and offbeat uses such as construction of a solar-energy farm.
Much-hyped study won’t portend immediate investment, but will help steer development on and around airport through 2040.
Some smaller airports have excess cargo capacity.
The Greenwood Board of Aviation Commissioners will replace Indy Jet Center Greenwood, which had only managed the airport since January, effective Nov. 25.
A fire has swept through an airport hangar in Indianapolis, causing $7 million in damage to the building and an unknown amount of damage to five planes inside.
Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC will make guided missile launchers for the U.S. Navy at its Indianapolis avionics development
center, the Department of Defense announced Monday.
Bird strikes remain a threat—statistically more so than a Nigerian terrorist with a bomb in his BVDs—at Indianapolis International Airport. There were 37 bird strikes reported at the airport in 2009, five involving damage or temporary grounding of an aircraft.
The cash-strapped Indianapolis Airport Authority suddenly can’t look soon enough at developing some of its vast real
estate holdings, including the city’s former passenger terminal. This month, it plans to conduct final contract
negotiations with a firm that would study reuse of the old terminal, adjacent land and other airport holdings.