The FAA used lofty language in its implementation plan to describe how the devices will operate, calling it “a new era of aviation once only portrayed in movies or science fiction.”
IBJ Podcast: Sweetwater’s Surack on selling stake in billion-dollar firm, backing Indy heliport
In this week’s edition of the IBJ Podcast, Chuck Surack sheds more light on his decision to sell a controlling stake in Sweetwater and step away from day-to-day operations. And he explains the reasoning behind his desire to keep the heliport open.Read More
Downtown heliport expected to remain open at least through February
The Indianapolis Airport Authority said it hopes to receive tentative approval to decommission the facility at 51 S. New Jersey St. by the end of February. It is working with the Federal Aviation Administration to secure the designation, which is crucial for future redevelopment of the site.Read More
FAA rejects request from Republic Airways to hire less-experienced pilots
Bryan Bedford, CEO of Indianapolis-based Republic, said he was disappointed but not surprised by the FAA’s decision. He said the agency didn’t give the airline’s request the review that it deserved.Read More
Faced with a historic system failure that grounded air service, Pete Buttigieg appeared to lean into his role as the face of the beleaguered American transportation network.
The White House on Monday released an action plan that calls for expanding the number of agencies that can track and monitor drones flying in their airspace.
Boeing has recommended that airlines ground all 777s with the type of engine that blew apart after takeoff from Denver this weekend, and most carriers that fly those planes said they would temporarily pull them from service.
The announcements come a day after United Airlines Flight 328 had to make an emergency landing at Denver International Airport after its right engine blew apart just after takeoff.
Federal officials say they will allow operators to fly small drones over people and at night, potentially giving a boost to commercial use of the machines.
A person familiar with the matter said the latest setback is likely to delay the plane’s return to service by an extra one to three months.
Lawmakers abandoned a plan backed by airlines to privatize the nation's air-traffic-control system.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said Sunday he’s considering banning laptops from the passenger cabins of all international flights to and from the United States.
The proposal says spinning off air traffic operations from the Federal Aviation Administration and placing them under an “independent, non-governmental organization” would make the system “more efficient and innovative while maintaining safety.”
Indianapolis International Airport could receive more planes diverted from other airports this winter due to a change in how runway conditions are assessed. Unfortunately, officials aren’t yet sure what to expect.