Fifteen years after the Federal Aviation Administration set a 2015 deadline for longer runway safety areas at airports nationwide, the task of expanding the main runway at the Gary/Chicago International Airport is nearly complete. It’s been neither easy nor cheap, but major construction proj…
GARY | Pollution at the Gary/Chicago International Airport will end up in a landfill in Newton County, after a massive undertaking that will require a fleet of trucks to make three round trips a day. Sixty trucks soon will haul off the worse-than-anticipated ground pollution that has delaye…
A plane flies over Hegewisch about every five minutes. If you’ve never spent a Chicago morning watching the sky, listening for that rumble of a jet engine, you’ll just have to trust me. I’m kind of an expert on our city’s flight patterns these days.
Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority leaders said they aren't intimidated by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's signing of a bill that gives the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build a rival airport in Peotone.
Changes in how the state of Indiana taxes aviation fuel and airplane parts could give a big boost to airports throughout the state and especially Northwest Indiana.
Potential investors have different visions for the Gary/Chicago International Airport that include making it a cargo hub or a home for a green jobs training center.
WEST LAFAYETTE | Amanda Keck’s love of flying soared five years ago during her first flight from Griffith Airport.
In the never-ending Gary-versus-Peotone airport debate, the Indiana airport received an unexpected endorsement from a CitiGroup investment banker on Monday.
Gary/Chicago International Airport has two runways. The longest, at 7,000 feet, runs northwest/southeast and is referred by its compass bearing 12/30, meaning 120 and 300 degrees, respectively, from due north. Within a year, the runway will have been lengthened to 8,900 feet.
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KANKAKEE | A tale involving aeronautical history and mechanical ingenuity might be expected at the Kankakee airfield that is home to the 86-year-old Koerner Aviation business.
Alex Koerner, of Koerner Avation in Kankakee, poses in front of the Luscombe 8C, a rare plane that first rolled out of the factory June 28, 1941, that he has been restoring since 2007.
LANSING | The South Suburban Chapter of the Illinois Pilots Association will host its monthly meeting beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 at Popolano's Restaurant, 17940 Torrence Ave.
A single-engine aircraft made an emergency landing Tuesday morning in a soybean field at 245th Avenue and Whitcomb Street south of Lowell.
Authorities suspended their search early Wednesday of Wolf Lake, Lake Michigan and the Calumet River for a report of a plane that may have attempted a water landing late Tuesday night.
HAMMOND | Authorities were searching Lake Michigan, Wolf Lake and other region waterways Tuesday night for the possibility of a plane down in the water.
Many different types of planes are available for students from the Lincoln Land Community College Aviation Maintenance program to learn first hand how to work with and fix in Hangar 4 at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill.
Nicolas Erjavsek, a student in the Lincoln Land Community College Aviation Maintenance program, works on blueprinting an airplane engine during class in Hangar 4 at the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Ill. The blueprinting project involves tearing down an airplane engine and …
INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, wants Indiana residents to have more say on the planned expansion of the Lansing Municipal Airport.
A power outage hit the Gary/Chicago International Airport and other electric customers in Gary on Monday morning.
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