Aviation

Aviation

Bombardier Learjet files layoff notices

A Bombardier Business Aircraft spokesman said Thursday the action is related to the company’s efforts announced earlier this week to transfer some Learjet workers to other parts of the company’s Wichita operations.

Aviation

Lost-luggage problem is getting better, slowly, at airports

Advances in technology and bag-handling procedures deserve credit for a decline in wayward luggage, including improvements over the years in the bar-coded tags and optical scanners that have long been in use for identifying and sorting checked luggage. But optical-scanning systems have their limits, and the airline industry has been slow to adopt methods used by other industries that need to track items through the shipping process.

Aviation

New FAA drone rule lowers pilot requirements

The Federal Aviation Administration’s Small Unmanned Aircraft Rule that takes effect Aug. 29 only requires pilots of drones used commercially to pass a written test and complete a TSA check, which could affect Wichita companies providing drone services.

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Wright Brothers Master Pilot awardee

Dave Waters, who will receive on Aug. 27 the FAA's Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award, talks about his time flying for the CIA's Air America in Southeast Asia. Video by Jerry Siebenmark
jsiebenmark@wichitaeagle.com
Wright Brothers Master Pilot awardee 1:15

Wright Brothers Master Pilot awardee

Beechcraft military trainer for fighter pilots 3:56

Beechcraft military trainer for fighter pilots

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Alaska Airlines announces Wichita service

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Inside Doc's nose

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