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FAA to give Denver airport $60M to upgrade terminal, bag-handling system

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration is giving nearly $1 billion to 85 airports to expand and upgrade terminals and other facilities, using money approved in last year’s huge infrastructure bill. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said the projects will help meet future demand for travel and make flying safer and more efficient. “I don’t think anybody […]

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President Biden plans to nominate Denver airport CEO to head FAA

By David Koenig, AP Airlines Writer The White House said Wednesday that President Joe Biden plans to nominate Phillip Washington, the CEO of Denver International Airport, to lead the Federal Aviation Administration. Washington is well known to Biden administration figures. In late 2020, he served on Biden’s transition, leading a team that advised the incoming […]

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Federal court dismisses Centennial Airport’s challenge to FAA’s NextGen flight paths

In what may serve as an anticlimactic end to a years-long dispute between metro Denver governments and the Federal Aviation Administration, a federal court has dismissed Centennial Airport’s challenge to the FAA’s plan to reroute airplane traffic in the Mile High City. “I think frankly the court punted on this — didn’t want to touch […]

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“It feels like a Band-Aid”: Colorado federal workers’ unemployment claims near 3,000 as short-term shutdown deal is reached

Unemployment claims from federal workers in Colorado neared 3,000 on Friday with $442,298 paid out to those furloughed folks before President Donald Trump agreed to fully reopen the federal government — at least temporarily. It was hardly reassurance, though, of a permanent fix to the political impasse that’s captivated the nation for more than a […]

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MAP: More than 70 people have died in Colorado aircraft crashes since 2014. Here’s what the data tells us.

Since 2014, 73 people have died in helicopter and airplane crashes in Colorado. The aircraft they were piloting or were passengers in went down for an array of reasons, from alcohol intoxication to mechanical malfunctions to human error. None of the crashes happened during a commercial flight. Most of the crashes happened in the high […]