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UA refocuses tech-park strategy

UA refocuses tech-park strategy

Global Advantage program stresses UA collaboration in targeted sectors.

August 31, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
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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Tucsonan to receive civilian medal from Congress

Tucsonan to receive civilian medal from Congress

Recognized for World War II service as member of Civil Air Patrol.

July 05, 2014 12:00 amLoading…
Ground broken for Tucson airport's new control tower

Ground broken for Tucson airport's new control tower

Tucson International Airport has the second-oldest commercial air traffic control tower in the country. Soon it will have the newest.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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New Tucson air-traffic control tower soon to break ground

New Tucson air-traffic control tower soon to break ground

Ground is expected to be broken in March on a new air-traffic-control tower at Tucson International Airport to replace the airport’s ’50s vintage tower.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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How Arizona's members of Congress voted

Key Votes Ahead

January 18, 2014 11:00 pmLoading…
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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First, keep Iran from going nuclear

America’s top foreign policy to-do’s in 2014 include preventing Iran from reaching the nuclear threshold, addressing the humanitarian disaster in Syria, containing  Russia, managing a rising China and reclaiming its own voice on human rights. Let’s take these one at a time.

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Tucson Tech: Innovation, diagnostics movements carry into 2014

Tucson Tech: Innovation, diagnostics movements carry into 2014

Tucson’s technology sector had its share of highs and lows in 2013. Here’s a look at some of the top local tech stories of 2013, in no particular order, and what to look for in the coming year.

January 02, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Hughes Access Road realignment

Hughes Access Road realignment

County officials are hoping to break ground on realigning a roughly four-mile stretch of Hughes Access Road next summer, but the only thing longer than the two-lane section of road might be the red tape.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am Related Loading…

Plane makes emergency landing near Idaho Falls

IDAHO FALLS — An investigator with the Federal Aviation Administration is looking into why a twin-engine airplane with three people on board was forced to make an emergency landing Thursday in a farm field near Idaho Falls.

September 20, 2013 4:06 pm

Airliner-repair firm plans 130 new Tucson workers

An aircraft maintenance company at Tucson International Airport plans to add about 130 jobs in an expansion that includes a new hangar.

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Airport lease will allow Tucson company to expand

Airport lease will allow Tucson company to expand

The Tucson Airport Authority has approved a lease extension for Ascent Aviation Services Corp. that will allow the company to expand with a new hangar at Tucson International Airport.

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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…

Flight delays soar as FAA cuts hours for air controllers

Flight delays piled up all across the country Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers were forced to take an unpaid day off because of federal budget cuts, providing the most visible impact yet of Congress and the White House's failure to agree on a long-term deficit-reduction plan.

April 23, 2013 12:00 amLoading…
American Airlines flights grounded because of computer glitch

American Airlines flights grounded because of computer glitch

DALLAS (AP) — American Airlines grounded flights across the country Tuesday because of an outage of its main reservations system. Thousands of passengers were stranded at airports and on airplanes.

April 16, 2013 12:32 pmLoading…

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…

Tucson officials mull options on Ryan tower closure

Some airports have begun mounting a legal challenge to federal regulators' decision to shut down 149 contractor-operated air traffic control towers, citing safety requirements.

March 29, 2013 1:58 pmLoading…

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…

Tower at Tucson's Ryan Airfield closer to shutdown

Tucson's Ryan Airfield faces closure of its contract air-traffic control tower in early April unless it can make a good case to regulators that keeping it open is in the national interest.

March 06, 2013 12:11 pmLoading…

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