| Feb 26, 2013
| 4:25 PM
Years after a multimillion-dollar contract to replace the state's fleet of aged medevac helicopters caused controversy in Annapolis, two newly purchased aircraft arrived Tuesday at the aviation command of the Maryland State Police.
Four more are expected...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 11:24 AM
The Federal Aviation Administration on Wednesday released the closure dates for 149 air traffic control towers — including five in Maryland — affected by federal budget cuts.
Martin State Airport in Baltimore County, Frederick Municipal...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 4:23 PM
While Maryland lawmakers debate whether to subsidize a large wind energy project in the Atlantic Ocean off Ocean City, an Annapolis company is moving ahead with plans for the state's third land-based wind "farm."
Synergics Wind Energy LLC, which built...
| Apr 15, 2013
| 11:58 AM
As federal agencies pull back on spending, 7Delta's strategy is thinking big.
The Columbia information technology firm, which grew by focusing on work for one federal agency, is going after larger contracts and broadening its reach. It's a...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 5:28 PM
A Silver Spring man crashed his homemade gyrocopter into a field in Carroll County Tuesday afternoon after hitting a power line, officials said.
Sheriff's deputies found Amirkhanian Shahram, 58, in the 700 block of Oak Tree Road in Westminster about 4:...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 10:05 AM
Remember Capt. Chesley B. "Sully" Sullenberger, the US Airways pilot who landed his Airbus A320 carrying 155 passengers safely on the Hudson River in 2009 after a flock of geese collided with the jet over New York's LaGuardia Airport and stalled both...
| Jun 29, 2012
Lawmakers of both parties congratulated themselves on the overwhelming bipartisan passage of a law that bars members of Congress from insider trading.
But with key provisions of the STOCK Act due to take effect this summer, another group that falls under...
| Feb 9, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Here's a story we missed during last year's twin blizzards: When BWI-Marshall Airport found itself without the equipment they needed for snow removal around sensitive runway "glide slope" antennas, they lifted their eyes unto the hills, whence came...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Some days I feel like a harpy and I guess today's just gonna be one of those days. The FAA is back up and running as of Aug. 8, but the whole dispute has left a bad taste in my mouth.
Case in point: Soonafter the deal - OK, 10 days ago and I don't know...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 6:53 PM
— First came the budget debate. Next, it was the debt ceiling. Then, the FAA shutdown.
Now Maryland officials are keeping a wary eye on the latest congressional stalemate over federal spending, an impasse that has the potential to put dozens of...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Tick, tick, tick.
The big political news of last week, the brief skirmish between House Speaker John A. Boehner and President Barack Obama over whether the president would address Congress on Wednesday or Thursday, was the classic sort of playground...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 7:30 AM
The Board of County Commissioners last week gave themselves a Sept. 29 deadline on making a decision on whether to proceed with a $74 million expansion of Carroll County Regional Airport.
The expansion plan has been studied for years, and would include...