DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - Rural airports in Durango and Gunnison could get more funding for security equipment under a bill passed in the U.S. House of Representatives. Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton of Cortez added an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security spending bill on Thursday that would transfer... more »
WASHINGTON (AP) - Prospects appear grim for quickly ending the legislative dispute that has partially shut down the Federal Aviation Administration, with neither side signaling willingness to compromise.
The FAA's operating authority expired last week. Dozens of airport construction projects nationwide have been put on hold and thousands of... more »
REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) - Iceland is dealing with another erupting volcano.
It's forced authorities to close the country's main international airport and cancel domestic flights as the mountains sends a plume of ash, smoke and steam 12 miles into the air.
Scientists say this one in "much bigger"... more »
Britain's two major international airports reopened to some flights today after a no-fly zone was imposed because of a dense cloud of drifting volcanic ash from Iceland. And Europe's air traffic management agency says it appears the cloud is beginning to disperse.
Britain's National Air Traffic Service says London's... more »
A plume of volcanic ash snaked its way through southern France, Switzerland, Italy and Germany on Sunday, shutting down airports and disrupting flights across Europe.
Trans-Atlantic connections were also being diverted around a larger patch of cloud stretching from southern Greenland to the coast of Portugal, adding several hours... more »
Ireland's western airports quickly reopened today once it became clear that a 1,000-mile-long cloud of volcanic ash from Iceland would stay sufficiently offshore. But the Irish Aviation Agency warns the cloud lurking offshore could move in if the wind changes.
Ireland's two major airlines, Ryanair and Aer Lingus, shifted... more »
Airliners are gradually reoccupying the skies over Europe after massive disruptions due to ash from an erupting volcano in Iceland.
Germany's air traffic controllers say they've reopened the country's airspace today. London's Heathrow airport, Europe's busiest, has also reopened, delivering rays of hope to stranded travelers.
Officials say... more »
With all the screening technology at U.S. airports, the last line of defense is still the human hand: the pat-down search.
But aviation experts say the pat-down is often ineffective, in part because of government rules covering where screeners can put their hands and how frequently they can frisk... more »
Two people suspected of stealing up to 1,000 pieces of luggage from baggage claim carousels at Phoenix's airport have been arrested by police who found heaps of the stolen bags strewn throughout their home.
There were so many suitcases that Phoenix police could only give a rough estimate of... more »