Shovels Can Hit the Ground for Multi-Billion Dollar O’Hare Airport Terminal

Construction can start on new passenger terminals at O’Hare International Airport. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and local, state, and federal officials marked the milestone today at O’Hare after the Federal Aviation Administration completed the project’s environmental review. “Chicago’s transportation infrastructure is what makes this city an economic powerhouse of global importance,” said U.S. Transportation […]

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IDOT Announces Airport of the Year Awards

Photo above – From left are, Tom Cleveland (DuPage Airport), Andrew Fearn, Airport Manager, Coles County Memorial Airport, recipient of the Roger C. Marquardt Excellence in Aviation Leadership Award, Scott Marquardt (Executive Director of IPAA), and Mark Doles (DuPage Airport). Reflecting the importance and vitality of the state’s aviation system, six airports have received Airport […]

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SIU Researchers Pioneer Use of Psychology to Optimize Student Pilots’ Success

Photo above – Seeking to optimize performance: Southern Illinois University Carbondale faculty Eric Lee, left, assistant professor in psychology, and Irene Miller, assistant professor in aviation management, are involved in research to examine whether sports psychology skills and techniques can help student pilots get in a good mindset and optimize their performances. (Photo by Russell […]

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SIU Aviation-United Airlines Partnership Provides Most Secure Career Path to United Flight Deck

Photo above – SIU-United Aviate partnership — Perry Lewis, left, director of United Aviate and pilot strategy, and SIU Carbondale Chancellor Austin A. Lane sign an agreement Sept. 13 allowing SIU School of Aviation students to have an accelerated career path to become professional pilots through United Aviate’s program. (Photo by Russell Bailey) A partnership […]

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Springfield Airport Authority Breaks Ground on Solar Array Project Bringing Renewable Energy to Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport®

The Springfield Airport Authority, owners and operators of the Abraham Lincoln Capital Airport in Springfield, Illinois held a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the commencement of the installation of a $5.6 million solar array project. The 2.88-megawatt system will be comprised of a combination of roof and ground mounted solar arrays spanning across three sites producing approximately […]

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Etihad Cargo Appoints Caroline Pappas General Manager – Americas

Etihad Cargo, the cargo and logistics arm of Etihad Aviation Group, has appointed Caroline Pappas as General Manager – Americas. Based in Chicago, Pappas will report directly to Etihad Cargo’s Director – Cargo Commercial West, Mark Faulkner. She will be responsible for establishing new and further developing existing relationships with Etihad Cargo’s customers based in […]

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SIU’s Flying Salukis Finish Nationally in Top 5 for 13th Year

by Pete Rosenbery The Southern Illinois University Carbondale Flying Salukis continued to be a consistent power in collegiate aviation with a fifth-place finish at the recent National Intercollegiate Flying Association championships. Coach Nathan J. Lincoln, a senior lecturer in aviation management and flight in the School of Aviation, was pleased with the performance and optimistic […]

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