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Tourism / Transportation

Expect Big Crowds for Summer Travel Season — And Big Prices, Too

Some travelers say they will settle for fewer trips than they hoped to take, or they will drive instead of fly. Others are finding different money-saving sacrifices. read more >
Government & Politics / Transportation

US to Propose New Rules for Airline Cancellations, Delays

The rulemaking pledge continues a push by the Democratic administration to require airlines to improve customer service, and it comes just weeks before the start of the peak summer travel season. read more >
Public Companies / Transportation

Southwest Temporarily Grounds Planes Nationwide Over Tech Issue

The hold came just four months after the carrier suffered a meltdown over the Christmas travel rush. read more >
Bill and Hillary Clinton are scheduled to attend the ceremony marking the first phase of renovations and the renaming in their honor of the former Little Rock National Airport.
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

Arkansas Airports Awarded $12M for Upgrades

The FAA selected Clinton National Airport in Little Rock and Texarkana Regional Airport to receive the funds. read more >
Government & Politics / Retail / Small Business

Decision to Shoot Down Balloons Puts Spotlight on Hobbyists

They insist their balloons fly too high and are too small to pose a threat to aircraft and that government officials are overreacting. read more >
An aerial view of John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York City
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Transportation

Airlines Back More Spending, Staff to Fix Failed FAA System

Airlines have been pushing the FAA to modernize the air-traffic control system for years. They argue that a faster and complete rollout of a so-called NextGen plan to modernize the national airspace system will benefit the traveling public by making flights more efficient and reliable. read more >
A United Airlines plane takes off at San Francisco International Airport.
Government & Politics / Transportation

Flight Disruptions Cascade Across US After Computer Outage

While the White House initially said that there is no evidence of a cyberattack, President Joe Biden said "we don't know" and told reporters that he's directed the Department of Transportation to investigate the cause of the disruption. read more >
Travelers walk along a concourse at Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in 2019
Tourism / Transportation

Thanksgiving Might Bring Changes in Holiday-Travel Habits

Travel experts say the pandemic and the ability of many people to work remotely has blurred the lines between business and leisure trips. They think many people will start holiday trips early or return home later than normal because they will spend a few days working remotely — or at least tell the boss they're working remotely. read more >
A DroneUp delivery drone in the air above a Walmart location in Farmington, Arkansas
Retail / Transportation

Hub Expansion is Just the Beginning for DroneUpLock Icon

Not only are more hub rollouts coming, the company is working on next-generation drones with significant technological improvements. read more >
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport saw 698,257 enplanements in 2017, according to the FAA.
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

FAA to Give Arkansas Airports Nearly $28M for Upgrades

The money is the first installment of $5 billion for airport projects included in President Biden's infrastructure law. read more >
The entrance to Clinton National Airport in Little Rock. 
Government & Politics / Public Companies / Transportation

FAA Clears Verizon and AT&T to Turn On More 5G Cell Towers

The 5G rollout had been delayed near airports over concerns that it would interfere with flight equipment. read more >
A United Airlines plane takes off at San Francisco International Airport.
Public Companies / Transportation

AT&T, Verizon Pause Some New 5G After Airlines Raise Alarm

Airlines said the expanded mobile service would interfere with aircraft technology and cause widespread flight disruptions. read more >
Bill and Hillary Clinton are scheduled to attend the ceremony marking the first phase of renovations and the renaming in their honor of the former Little Rock National Airport.
Public Companies / Transportation

Airlines Again Warn of Potential Disruption From 5G Rollout

The industry says thousands of flights could be grounded or delayed if the rollout takes place near major airports. read more >
Bill and Hillary Clinton are scheduled to attend the ceremony marking the first phase of renovations and the renaming in their honor of the former Little Rock National Airport.
Construction / Government & Politics / Transportation

FAA Gives $23M from Infrastructure Law to Arkansas Airports

Sixty-five commercial, county and municipal airports received the funds. read more >
A Google Street View image of a plane parked outside a hangar at Jonesboro Municipal Airport in 2021. 
Construction / Government & Politics / Restaurants & Food / Transportation

Jonesboro Municipal Airport Gets $3.5M Grant to Strengthen Runway

The money comes as the airport looks at expanding air traffic to include larger planes. read more >
Government & Politics / Manufacturing / Transportation

US Will Give Aircraft Companies $482M For Pandemic

The money will help aviation industry manufacturers save up to 22,500 jobs. read more >
ArkUAV CEO Brad Fausett.
Agriculture & Poultry / Energy / Small Business

ArkUAV Receives FAA Exemption for Commercial Drone Operations

Little Rock drone company ArkUAV has received an exemption from the FAA to fly unmanned aerial vehicles for commercial use after applying for it in July 2015. read more >
Transportation

FAA OKs Air Passengers Using Gadgets on Planes

Airline passengers will be able to use their electronic devices gate-to-gate to read, work, play games, watch movies and listen to music — but not talk on their cellphones — under new guidelines issued by the FAA. read more >
Rick Fahr of the River Valley Leader plans to use a UAV for shooting video. 
Media & Marketing

River Valley Leader Keeps Plan for ‘Toy Helicopter’ Coverage

Rick Fahr, publisher of the River Valley Leader of Russellville, expects to launch by Feb. 1 an unmanned aerial vehicle for shooting video. read more >