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City Plans Business Center
June 21, 2007
A delegation of economic development officials and city leaders from Kansas City attended the Paris Air Show this week to showcase their new master plan for an 800-acre, multi-use development on Kansas...
M-CI Spells GO for Kansas City
Announcement of the use of "M-CI" abbreviation for the planned Mid-Continent International Airport. Discussion on the scramble to revise American airports. Extensive diagrams and drawings of Kansas City...
Groups OK the Bonds
Article about the $150 million revenue bond to fund the construction of the projected Mid-Continent Airport, with contributors listed in the article.
Ivanhoe Masonic Country Club
February 25, 1921
Article about the 40-acre aviation field located on the Kellerstrass Farm at 85th and Holmes Roads, acquired by the Ivanhoe Masonic Lodge as a country club.
Article about the upcoming Kansas City International Airport.
Article describing problems associated with renovation of Kansas City International Airport (KCI). The remodelling project began in 1999 and was slated to be completed in 2004.
Holding Pattern: Airlines' Fiscal Problems Leave Airport Managers Uncertain
September 28, 2004
Article discusses how the woes of the airline industry affect the Kansas City International Airport. Includes a chart ''KCI At A Glance'' which gives total passengers and domestic flights.
TWA Back Home
October 3, 2012
Article on the TWA Museum, now located in the company's original headquarters at 10 Richards Road at Wheeler Downtown Airport. The museum has been at several different locations over the past 25 years,...
June 5-11, 2014
Article summarizes the process by which the Kansas City mayor, Sly James appointed Airport Terminal Advisory Group (ATAG) made its decision to recommend that a new single-terminal airport be built to replace...
Scientist Speaks Out on Education
Biographical article about Jeannette Piccard, a 72-year-old scientist and "consultant to the director of the Manned Spacecraft center in Houston" speaking at a University of Missouri-Kansas City seminar...
December 29, 2004
Captioned photograph showing the construction of a new neon and water sculpture at Kansas City International Airport. It will be "two 30-foot-tall steel frames that will carry red, yellow and blue neon...
Air Base a Step Closer to Use as Inland Port
April 14, 2007
City officials and CenterPoint Realty Services Corp. of Chicago signed contracts that moved the $10.6 million sale of the former military airport, Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base, closer into being. It...
Branson Airport Is Set to Fly
April 23, 2009
Commercial passenger flights will begin May 11, 2009, at the new, privately financed Branson Airport. The owners purchased 925 acres in the Ozarks about eight miles south of Branson and "built a runway,...
Downtown Airport to Get New Complex
February 17, 2009
Construction will begin shortly on a new aviation-services center at the Wheeler Downtown Airport. Called Hangar 10, the new 91,000 square-foot complex will feature an executive terminal , fitness center,...
Trucks, Trains, and No Planes
Describes the issues involved regarding the proposed transformation of Richards-Gebaur airport into an intermodal freight hub of Kansas City Southern Industries.
KCI Plots a New Route
May 3-9, 2013
Detailed article on the Kansas City International Airport and its proposed replacement. Opened in 1972, KCI was initially lauded for its innovative three-terminal, “drive-to-your-plane” design. However,...
Discusses a meeting at which runway options were discussed for the Richards-Gebaur Airport, recently transformed into an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries.
Consultant's Conflict of Interest Slows Richards-Gebaur Effort
Discusses city council-led investigations into potential conflict of interest concerns regarding the transformation of Richards-Gebaur Airport into an intermodal freight facility.
Trend Threatens Region's Aviation Assets
Discusses closure of small, feeder airports in the Kansas City region.
Public Concern Continues About Richards-Gebaur
Discusses issues raised at hearings regarding the transformation of Richards-Gebaur Airport into an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries.
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