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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,...
KCI Traffic Tops 1 Million
July 21, 2006
Short entry stating Kansas City International Airport for the first time since August 2001 had more than a million travelers pass through the gates in June 2006. This was a 9 percent increase over June...
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...
Memo Indicates Tax Subsidies May be Sought for Richards-Gebaur Project
Discusses the disclosure of information indicating the use of tax monies to transform Richards-Gebaur Airport into an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries.
March 22, 2006
The "Postcards of Historic Northeast" column features the Municipal Airport in this issue. Picture includes the airport and a TWA DC-2 airplane. An account of the dedication of the airport and the visit...
National Pilots' Organization Opposes Planned Closing of Richards-Gebaur
Discusses opposition of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association to the planned closing of Richards-Gebaur Airport and its transformation to an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries....
Possible Closing of Richards-Gebaur Goes to Council Oversight Committee
Discusses the potential closure of Richards-Gebaur airport and its transformation into an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries.
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.
Public Forum Will Focus on Downtown Airport
Notice of four public information workshops to provide guidelines for the future development of the Downtown Airport.
Richards-Gebaur Debate Focuses on Financial Concerns
Discusses some of the financial aspects of the proposal to transform Richards-Gebaur Airport into an intermodal freight hub for Kansas City Southern Industries.
Richards-Gebaur Memorial Airport on Approach to Final Days
Discusses the transformation of Richards-Gebaur from an airport to an intermodal freight facility.
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...
Surplus Base Goes on the Market
February 1, 2007
The former airfield, Richards-Gebaur Airport, now the 147-acre Marine Corps Support Acitivity base will close in 2011. Under a 1994 federal law, 27 acres could be set aside for the homeless. "The Marine...
The Airport of the Future--Now! City Airport Dream Comes True
Photos and articles about the commuter service available at the airport for travelers.
Time Ebbs for Platte County Hamlet
Photo and article about the "little Platte County community of Hampton, which has a history of settlement by white men extending back before the Platte Purchase of 1836" and "doomed by the proposed industrial...
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...
Trend Threatens Region's Aviation Assets
Discusses closure of small, feeder airports in the Kansas City region.
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.
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,...
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