An FAA air traffic controller works in the Dulles International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower in Sterling, Va., in September. Major airlines are pushing to overhaul the nation’s air traffic control system but face opposition from the general aviation industry.
An FAA air traffic controller works in the Dulles International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower in Sterling, Va., in September. Major airlines are pushing to overhaul the nation’s air traffic control system but face opposition from the general aviation industry. Cliff Owen File photo
An FAA air traffic controller works in the Dulles International Airport Air Traffic Control Tower in Sterling, Va., in September. Major airlines are pushing to overhaul the nation’s air traffic control system but face opposition from the general aviation industry. Cliff Owen File photo

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  • McConnell stands ready to accept the KC-46A Pegusus

    McConnell Air Force Base held a ribbon cutting ceremony Monday to signify completing the preparation for the arrival of the KC-46A Pegusus. After three years, 16 projects, more than 23 million pounds of steel and $267 million, McConnell stands ready to accept the KC-46A and lead the way for the future of air refueling. (Video by Fernando Salazar/The Wichita Eagle/Oct. 16, 2017)