Iowa Public Television


Stories Tagged "airplanes"

Displaying 1 to 8 of 8 results.

Ag secretary promotes biofuels at Chicago meeting

posted on January 17, 2012 at 3:54 PM

CHICAGO (AP) - U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says biofuels are playing a growing role in the civilian aircraft and airline industry and in the military. Vilsack spoke Monday at a business roundtable meeting at Chicago-based... Full Story

Honor Flight Carries Heroes From Rural America

posted on May 28, 2010 at 3:05 PM

Honor Flight Carries Heroes From Rural America
Many of America’s living WWII vets have never seen their memorial in Washington. But a patchwork of nationwide volunteers are racing against the clock to make their cross-country trip a reality. Full Story

Rural Air Travel Subsidies Gain Big Budget Boost

posted on July 17, 2009 at 8:07 PM

WASHINGTON — A much-criticized subsidy for rural air travel would get a budget increase of more than 40 percent under a spending bill unveiled in the House on Monday. Full Story

Continental Airlines Uses Biofuel on Test Flight

posted on January 9, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Continental Airlines Inc ratcheted up the race to develop alternate fuel for passenger planes Wednesday as it successfully flew a Boeing 737 twin-engine jet powered partly by algae and weed. Full Story

Boeing 747 Flight Partly Run on Biofuel

posted on January 2, 2009 at 8:01 PM

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- Air New Zealand has tested a passenger jet powered partially with oil from a plum-sized fruit known as jatropha, in efforts to reduce its carbon footprint and cut its fuel bill. Full Story

CDC and Airlines Butt Heads Over Bird Flu

posted on May 5, 2006 at 8:05 PM

In preparation for a possible U.S avian flu pandemic, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is calling for a new information database. Full Story

Bioterrorism Concerns Ground Crop Dusters

posted on September 28, 2001 at 8:09 PM

Flying small crop dusting planes has been off and on again twice since the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. Full Story

Rural air traffic resumes

posted on September 21, 2001 at 8:09 PM

On Wednesday, rural airspace was reopened to small planes that operate under visual flight rules. The small private planes -- many of which are used by large farms to survey farmland or do aerial spraying -- typically have little contact with air... Full Story

Displaying 1 to 8 of 8 results.