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X marks the spot as ILM runway closed for upgrade

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Driving by, you may have noticed a large "X" on one of the runways at Wilmington International Airport. The runway is closed because the FAA is installing a new navigational aid. Full story...
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ILM travelers support the FAA's new rules on rest for pilots

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video The crash of Colgan Air flight 3407 killed 50 people nearly three years ago. The crash caused the Federal Aviation Administration to reconsider its regulations on pilots and sleep. Full story...
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ILM tests emergency plan through mass casualty exercise

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Several New Hanover County and Wilmington agencies participated in the response. About 50 people volunteered to be victims of the simulated plane crash, which caught on fire and separated on the tarmac at ILM. The victims role played, each assigned different injuries. Full story...
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ILM gets $6.5 million for infrastructure

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The trip between the runway and the terminal at Wilmington International Airport should soon be a little smoother thanks to some help from the federal government. Full story...
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FAA shutdown over; workers, airport grants back

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The end to a national shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration means that more than 75,000 FAA and construction workers can get back to work. Full story...
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FAA shutdown could cost ILM projects, jobs

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video A partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration is having an effect on our airport. As time goes by before Congress passes a bill to end the shutdown, big projects at Wilmington International are in jeopardy. Full story...
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ILM earns top marks from FAA

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Wilmington International Airport has received top marks from the Federal Aviation Administration once again. ILM earned a perfect score from the FAA Certification Safety Inspector for the fifth year in a row. Full story...
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FAA begins Veteran Park plane crash investigation

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videoFederal investigators are looking for answers about a plane crash in New Hanover County. The FAA began its investigation today after a man crashed his plane yesterday in the parking lot of Veterans Park. Full story...
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Plane crashes for second time

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The Federal Aviation Administration says a small plane that crashed in Virginia today also crashed in Brunswick County two years ago. Full story...
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