Mid-Continent Airport http://kmuw.org en FBI, Wichita Law Enforcement Agencies Look To Prosecute 'Lasing' http://kmuw.org/post/fbi-wichita-law-enforcement-agencies-look-prosecute-lasing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The FBI has announced a partnership with local law enforcement in hopes more individuals are prosecuted for casting laser pointers at aircraft. Officials from the Wichita Airport Authority, Wichita Police Department and McConnell Air Force Base helped outline the plan Tuesday morning at Yingling&nbsp;Aviation, near Mid-Continent Airport.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 22:36:00 +0000 Sean Sandefur 35438 at http://kmuw.org FBI, Wichita Law Enforcement Agencies Look To Prosecute 'Lasing' UPDATE: City Council Passes Motion To Change Mid-Continent To Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport http://kmuw.org/post/update-city-council-passes-motion-change-mid-continent-dwight-d-eisenhower-national-airport <p></p><p><em><strong>UPDATE:</strong>&nbsp; Wichita's City Council has passed the motion to change Mid-Continent Airport into Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport. It will cost the city about $140,000 to change signs at the airport. It wasn't immediately clear when the new name would be posted.</em></p><p>Wichita's City Council will discuss whether to re-name Wichita's airport during their regular meeting on Tuesday.</p><p>Following a petition drive, council members are weighting whether to re-name Mid-Continent Airport as Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 16:57:16 +0000 Associated Press & Carla Eckels 31006 at http://kmuw.org Criminal Complaint Reveals Communications Between Loewen and Undercover FBI Agents http://kmuw.org/post/criminal-complaint-reveals-communications-between-loewen-and-undercover-fbi-agents <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>A would-be&nbsp;bomber was stopped at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport Friday morning. He had been planning an alleged&nbsp;suicide bombing attack for many months.</p><p>The 58-year-old man, from Wichita, was an employee of an aeronautics company. Terry Loewen was arrested at a gate to the tarmac of the airport. Loewen tried to use his badge to open the gate, but the system had been disabled.</p><p>It was the end of a long sting operation conducted by undercover FBI agents.</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:37:29 +0000 Aileen LeBlanc 27672 at http://kmuw.org Criminal Complaint Reveals Communications Between Loewen and Undercover FBI Agents Top Morning News 3.15.13 http://kmuw.org/post/top-morning-news-31513 <p><em>Union contribution bill passes Senate; Mid-Continent terminal construction ahead of schedule; Boeing Center opens at the Kansas Aviation Museum.</em></p><p><strong>Kan. Senate Passes Union Contribution Bill</strong></p><p>The Kansas Senate passed a bill Thursday that restricts how public employee unions collect member payments. They would be barred from deducting money from member paychecks for political purposes.</p><p><a href="http://kmuw.org/post/kan-senate-passes-union-contribution-bill">More...</a></p><p><strong>New Mid-Continent Airport Terminal Ahead Of Schedule</strong></p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 10:33:52 +0000 Briana O’Higgins & Kate Clause 14208 at http://kmuw.org Top Morning News 3.15.13 New Airport Terminal Is Expected To Open June 2015 http://kmuw.org/post/new-airport-terminal-expected-open-june-2015 <p>Construction of <a href="http://flywichita.com/new-terminal-info.php">the new terminal at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport</a> is on schedule, according to the city. It's expected to open in the spring of 2015.</p><p>Since the beginning of major construction in October 2012, construction crews have:</p> Fri, 08 Feb 2013 15:59:14 +0000 Chandra Stauffer 12424 at http://kmuw.org New Airport Terminal Is Expected To Open June 2015 Mid-Continent Airport Passenger Numbers Flying At Lower Altitude http://kmuw.org/post/mid-continent-airport-passenger-numbers-flying-lower-altitude <p>Passenger numbers are in a holding pattern at the Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita.</p><p>The airport's latest passenger figures show the number of passengers fell four percent in December, compared to the same month of 2011. Nearly 116,000 passengers used the airport last month. That's down by almost 4,000 passengers from the previous year.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:43:05 +0000 Associated Press 11721 at http://kmuw.org Crash Near Mid-Continent Airport Kills Fed Ex Pilot http://kmuw.org/post/crash-near-mid-continent-airport-kills-fed-ex-pilot <p>A small plane crashed Tuesday south of Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, killing the pilot.</p><p>The pilot, who was not identified, was the only person on board.</p><p>Tony Molinaro, spokesperson for the Federal Aviation Administration, says the pilot of the Cessna reported engine trouble shortly after taking off from Mid-Continent Airport. Molinaro says the pilot was trying to return to the airport when the crash occurred about two miles from Mid-Continent. He says the plane was headed to Garden City.</p> Tue, 06 Nov 2012 19:11:51 +0000 Associated Press 8098 at http://kmuw.org Crash Near Mid-Continent Airport Kills Fed Ex Pilot