Tag: Barack Obama

Federal Aviation Administration Dedicates New Tucson Control Tower

Reading Time: 2 minutes FAA Administrator Michael Huerta today joined federal and local officials in dedicating the new ATC tower at Tucson International Airport. The new tower is 252 feet tall – about double the height of the old tower, which served the airport for 58 years. It provides air traffic controllers with better airfield views and makes it […]

Airbus And Boeing Get US Go-Ahead For $50bn Aircraft Deal With Iran

Reading Time: 3 minutes Airbus and Boeing have received permission from the US government to sell aircraft to Iran, part of landmark deals potentially worth some US$50 billion in total following last year’s nuclear accord. The announcements came as Iranian and US leaders are in New York for the United Nations General Assembly and show that the outgoing administration […]

Irony in The Sky: Drones Banned in London Airspace During Obama Visit

Reading Time: < 1 minute US President Barack Obama is renowned for his extensive use of military drones in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and elsewhere – but the unmanned planes will be banned in London and Windsor airspace during his official visit on Thursday. The ban comes after a civilian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) hit a passenger plane at […]