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Pima's aviation-tech program looks to expand

Pima's aviation-tech program looks to expand

Well-regarded program plans new warehouse to free up space.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Lasers pose grave risk for Tucson air traffic

Lasers pose grave risk for Tucson air traffic

Tucson ranks high in country for number of reported incidents involving aircraft.

August 09, 2014 7:30 pm Video Photos

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Group hopes Arizona drone-testing programs soar

Group hopes Arizona drone-testing programs soar

Undaunted after losing out on a federal drone-testing contract, proponents of the unmanned-aircraft industry in Southern Arizona are launching a private drone-testing site in Sierra Vista.

January 17, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Arizona loses bid to be test site for unmanned drones

PHOENIX — Arizona's bid to become a test site for unmanned drones was rejected Monday as federal officials picked six other proposals.

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3 killed when small planes collide near Phoenix

PHOENIX — Two small planes collided and then crashed in the desert north of Phoenix on Friday, killing three people and injuring two, authorities said.

May 31, 2013 11:30 amLoading…

149 smaller airports get reprieve from FAA

WASHINGTON - The Federal Aviation Administration will keep open for now the 149 control towers at small airports - including Ryan Airfield in the Tucson area - that were slated to close as the result of governmentwide automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress, the Transportation Department…

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White House says it’s open to fix on FAA furloughs

WASHINGTON — Under growing pressure, the Obama administration signaled Wednesday it might accept legislation eliminating Federal Aviation Administration furloughs blamed for lengthy delays affecting airline passengers, while leaving the rest of $85 billion in across-the-board spending cuts i…

April 24, 2013 9:12 pmLoading…

Flight delays pile up Monday after FAA budget cuts

NEW YORK — It was a tough start to the week for many air travelers. Flight delays piled up all along the East Coast Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal budget cuts.

April 22, 2013 4:04 pmLoading…

FAA delays small-tower closings

WASHINGTON - The closure of control towers at Tucson's Ryan Airfield and 148 other small airports, due to begin this weekend because of governmentwide spending cuts, are being delayed until mid-June, federal regulators announced Friday.

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FAA delays tower closure at Tucson's Ryan Airfield, other airports

The closure of control towers at Tucson’s Ryan Airfield and 148 other small airports, due to begin this weekend because of government-wide spending cuts, are being delayed until June 15, federal regulators announced today.

April 05, 2013 12:28 pmLoading…
Ryan Field tower may close April 7

Ryan Field tower may close April 7

Tucson's Ryan Airfield and three other small Arizona airports remain on a list of small airports that face closure of their contractor-operated air-traffic control towers April 7, as part of automatic federal budget cuts expected to start kicking in next week.

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Tucson's Ryan Airfield gets no reprieve on tower closure

Tucson’s Ryan Airfield and three other Arizona airports remain on a list of small airports that face closure of their contractor-operated air-traffic control towers April 7 as part of automatic federal budget cuts expected to start kicking in next week.

March 22, 2013 12:50 pmLoading…

FAA closer to shutting tower at Ryan field

Tucson's Ryan Airfield faces closure of its contract air-traffic control tower in early April - unless it can make a good case to keep it open.

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Sequester cuts may shut tower at Ryan Airfield

Sequester cuts may shut tower at Ryan Airfield

The Ryan Airfield control tower is on a U.S. list of 200 contract control-towers that could be closed if the federal government needs to reduce its expenditures under sequestration.

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Sequester cuts may shut tower at Ryan Airfield

Sequester cuts may shut tower at Ryan Airfield

The possible closure of the air-traffic control tower at Tucson's Ryan Airfield under federal sequestration cuts would compromise safety at the small airport, local aviation officials say.

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FAA grounds Boeing's troubled 787s

The federal government grounded Boeing's newest and most technologically advanced jetliner Wednesday, declaring that the 787 cannot fly again until the risk of battery fires is addressed.

January 17, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
Solar canopy to shade Tucson airport's front parking lot

Solar canopy to shade Tucson airport's front parking lot

Tucson's main airport plans to make a cool statement about solar energy. Over the next couple of years, Tucson International Airport plans to install a solar-powered canopy over the entire main terminal parking lot, with the help of federal and state grants.

September 27, 2012 12:27 pmLoading…

Tucson airport gets $19.5M grant for apron projects

The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $19.5 million grant to the Tucson Airport Authority to fund the first phase of design and reconstruction of the main terminal apron at Tucson International Airport.

September 21, 2012 1:27 pmLoading…

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