David Schaper

David Schaper appears in the following:

Southwest Airlines Cancels More Flights Because Of Unspecified Mechanical Issues

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

An "operational emergency" is grounding more than 40 planes at Southwest Airlines because of mechanical problems and creating havoc with travelers.


At Least 6 Dead, Including Gunman, In Aurora, Ill., Shooting

Friday, February 15, 2019

A gunman who entered the Henry Pratt Company in Aurora, Ill., on Friday afternoon, armed with a handgun, killed five civilians, officials said. Five police officers were also wounded.


Airbus Will End Production Of Massive A380 Jetliner

Thursday, February 14, 2019

It's a plane so big it can carry the population of a tiny town. But more efficient jets and airports have changed the market, so Airbus will no longer make the massive A380 jetliner.


Aviation Workers Caution Another Shutdown Could Affect Holiday Travel

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Congress is moving to keep air traffic controllers and other FAA employees from feeling the effects of another government shutdown. Could that ease the pressure on leaders to avoid future shutdowns?


Frigid Temperatures Are Wreaking Havoc Across The Midwest

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

There's cold and then, there's -60 wind chills coming from a brutal storm front creating havoc in much of the Midwest. Yes, it's winter, but this is upwards of 40 degrees colder than normal.


Polar Vortex Causes Midwest States Of Emergency As Cold Pushes Farther South

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wind chill warnings stretch from the Dakotas into Western Pennsylvania. Airlines have canceled thousands of flights, and the governors of Wisconsin, Michigan and Illinois have declared emergencies.


East Coast Experiences Flight Delays At Hubs Due To Absent Workers

Friday, January 25, 2019

Flight delays were reported at some major East Coast air hubs, because of absent workers at air traffic control facilities, as the government shutdown entered its 35th day.


U.S. Aviation Industry Sounds Alarm Over Concerns As Shutdown Continues

Thursday, January 24, 2019

On Wednesday, unions representing airline pilots, air-traffic controllers and flight attendants said there would be serious safety concerns if the partial government shutdown continues.


Government Calls Back Furloughed Aviation Workers, But Gaps Will Remain

Saturday, January 19, 2019

From inspecting planes to controlling air traffic, the federal government touches every aspect of air travel. Now a lot of that work isn't getting done because of the government shutdown.


Some Travelers Expressing Gratitude For TSA Workers Amid Shutdown

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

As the shutdown continues, the number of TSA agents calling in sick continues to rise, meaning longer security lines. But some delayed travelers are mixing their frustration with gratitude.


Regulators To Ease Restrictions On Drones, Clearing The Way For More Commercial Uses

Monday, January 14, 2019

Federal regulations haven't kept up with technology, say drone operators and enthusiasts. Now the Department of Transportation is proposing to allow drones to fly over cities and at night.


'I'm Scared': TSA Families Fear Falling Behind On Bills, Losing Their Homes

Wednesday, January 09, 2019

Jacinda, whose husband is a TSA officer, says her biggest concern is losing her home. "I feel this sneaking anxiety that it all can be gone," she says.


How The Government Shutdown Is Affecting Air Travel

Monday, January 07, 2019

As the government shutdown continues, there are reports of longer lines at security checkpoints at some airports around the country. TSA acknowledges more employees are calling in sick.


There's Always A Cost Associated With Free Shipping

Friday, December 21, 2018

Many online retailers are extending holiday free shipping, but how free is it? It still costs retailers to deliver the goods, there's greater traffic congestion, thefts and a toll on infrastructure.


The Monumental Push Behind Getting That Package Delivered By Christmas

Thursday, December 20, 2018

The explosion in online holiday shopping means billions of packages need to be delivered — and companies like UPS, FedEx and Amazon are under more pressure than ever.


More Potholes, Traffic Jams On The Horizon Unless Interstates Are Fixed, Report Finds

Thursday, December 06, 2018

A federal report suggests America's interstates are worn, overused and highly congested. It also recommends billions of dollars in fixes.


'Talent Wants Transit': Companies Near Transportation Gaining The Upper Hand

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Businesses like Amazon and McDonald's are building offices near bus and train lines to attract and keep top talent in a tight labor market.


Indonesian Investigation On Air Crash Shows Pilots Struggled With Automated System

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Indonesian investigators say it appears the pilots of a Lion Air jet that crashed last month struggled with an automated system to control the plane almost from the moment it took off.


Indonesian Officials Release Report On Air Crash That Killed 189 People

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

A preliminary investigation into the Lion Air crash in October finds the pilots struggled against a new anti-stall flight control system, which forced the plane's nose down 26 times before it crashed.


Areas With Mass Transit See Job Growth, Research Indicates

Friday, November 23, 2018

A report shows that the overwhelming majority of jobs created in the Chicago area are located near transit stations. The same thing is happening in other metropolitan regions — as well as the suburbs.