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Bolton Field, Don Scott Could Lose Air Traffic Control Towers

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A letter signed by Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood warned of travel delays for the public, furloughs for the FAA's 47,000 employees, and the closing of more than 100 air traffic control towers around the country.
7:56AM
March
13, 2013

The Columbus airports could lose their entire air traffic control staffs due to the federal budget cuts known as sequestration.

Small Airports Wary Of Proposed User Fee

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Union County Airport Manager Ed Rusch inspects a plane owned by the Civil Air Patrol. If the proposed fee is approved, planes like this one would have to pay an additional $100 for every flight that takes place in controlled air space.
5:00AM
December
31, 2012

In the proposed budget for the Federal Aviation Administration next year, the Obama administration is asking for a $100-per-flight user fee on nearly every commercial flight in controlled airspace. It’s been denounced by the airline industry, but the proposal is especially concerning for pilots and operators at Ohio’s smaller airports.

Man, Wife Dead After Apparent Murder Suicide At Cleveland Airport

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The shooting happened Sunday morning in a parking near Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.
8:00AM
December
10, 2012

Authorities in Cleveland say a man fatally shot his airport-security-officer wife, fired at a second person, and then killed himself at an off-site airport employee parking lot.

Port Columbus Staffing Unaffected By FAA Mandate

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The control tower at Port Columbus airport.
12:00AM
April
15, 2011

Nearly 30 air traffic control towers around the U.S. are getting additional workers for their late night shifts. The move comes after a controller fell asleep on the job in Nevada this week. WOSU reports Columbus’s airport will not be affected by the changes.

Heavy Snowstorm Causes Delays for Schools and the Airport

12:00AM
February
9, 2010

A heavy snowstorm blankets central Ohio causing delays and cancellations.

TSA Unveils New Plan for Security Checkpoints

Family Lane at Port Columbus
12:00AM
August 14, 2008

Homeland Security officials today unveiled a new cuing system for passengers going through security at Port Columbus.

Two killed in plane crash near Rickenbacker Airport

12:00AM
December
5, 2007

The Pickaway County sheriff’s office identified two men late Wednesday afternoon who died in an early morning crash near Rickenbacker Airport.

Invention makes jet engines quieter

Igor Adamovich, left, andMohammad Samimy, with the simulated jet exhaust they use to test plasma actuator technology.
12:00AM
July 2, 2007

With nearly seven million passengers moving through Port Columbus International airport every year, the jarring sound of airplane noise may be painfully familiar. NASA expects U.S. air traffic to double or triple by 2025, a projection that has engineers working hard to silence the roar. Engineers at Ohio State University have applied for a patent on technology called plasma actuators that could reduce jet noise.

Marysville Plane Crash Claims 2 Lives

The plane, which crashed upside down, was erected to aid in recovering the victims.
12:00AM
May 21, 2007

Authorities say 68-year-old pilot Evan Wood and 73-year-old passenger Walter Buchholz of Punta Gorda, Florida died today when their small plane crashed less than a mile from the Union County airport.

Airlines Take Precaution Following Foiled Alleged Terror Plot

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12:00AM
August 10, 2006

The terror threat level has been elevated to its highest levels Thursday. British authorities say they foiled terrorists’ plans to blow up planes headed to the U.S. from London’s Heathrow Airport. Airline passengers have to throw out or repack some of their carry-on items by order of the Department of Homeland Security and the Transportation Security Administration.