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United Airlines temporarily grounds 24 planes following catastrophic engine failure over Denver

United Airlines said Sunday that it will “voluntarily and temporarily” ground 24 aircraft powered by a certain type of engine after one of its planes suffered a catastrophic engine failure over Denver on Saturday. The decision comes as federal aviation regulators appear to be zeroing in on the jet’s fan blades as a culprit for […]

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Why a global fight over airplane manufacturing is affecting wine lists in Colorado restaurants

Nate Klatt, his wife and a college friend had built up a small but good business selling imported wine to Colorado restaurants and wine stores. And then the troubles began. First, in October, a 25% federal tariff was imposed on imports of French, German and Spanish wines as part of a dispute over European airplane […]

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Astronaut LIFE: Colorado’s Sierra Nevada preps an inflatable space house for NASA testing

Astronauts heading to the moon within the next five years could very well live in the comfort of a three-floor, four “bedroom” inflatable space house, designed right here on the Front Range. Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Space Systems division — known primarily for the Dream Chaser space plane — will soon send its inflatable habitat prototype […]

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United Airlines adding Denver-to-Frankfurt route in May amid unprecedented international growth at DIA

United Airlines is building out its international offerings from Denver, adding a year-round, daily flight to Germany beginning in May.  The afternoon flight to Frankfurt will be operated on a Boeing 787 Dreamliner and begins May 2, pending government approval. The route will be the third to Germany from Denver International Airport. Lufthansa already flies […]

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How Denver International Airport lands international flights — and which destinations might be next

Denver International Airport has seen explosive growth over the past year and a half into international markets, with airlines offering a host of new routes to such destinations as London, Paris, Zurich and Panama City. And there are signs that this expansion hasn’t been for naught. It’s helped to establish the Mile High City as […]