Aviation

A new Smithsonian Channel "docu-series" debuting March 13, "Alaska Aircrash Investigations," will cover National Transportation Safety Board investigations of six fatal plane crashes in 2015. Alaska NTSB chief Clint Johnson emphasizes it's not a reality show.

Chris Klint
An executive said the company is considering the move as a way to keep up with competition.Annie Zak
There are too few fully qualified controllers at more than a dozen of the nation's busiest air traffic facilities stretching from Atlanta to Anchorage, according to report released Tuesday by a government watchdog.Joan Lowy | Associated Press
A preliminary report on the Dec. 29 plane crash in downtown Anchorage that killed Civil Air Patrol pilot Doug Demarest, called an act of suicide by a family friend, doesn't include any discussion of potential mechanical factors on board the Cessna 172.Chris Klint
Five of the eight people injured in a small-plane crash in Interior Alaska over the weekend have been released from the hospital.Associated Press
The state-owned corporation wants to grow business prospects in Huntsville, an aerospace hub, even as it looks more seriously at becoming a private entity.Annie Zak
Officials have seen a spike in the number of dead deer washing up along the runway of Sitka's airport during hunting season. The carcasses attract birds, which can endanger airplanes.Associated Press
The Alaska International Airport System, the city of Anchorage and the Anchorage Economic Development Corp. announced Thursday that they've joined forces to create the Alaska AeroNexus Alliance.Annie Zak
The company's CEO put out a statement on Thursday apologizing for offending Alaska Natives with its use of the phrase "Meet our Eskimo" in the company's rebranding rollout earlier this week.Annie Zak
The day after the tape was made, the two lawmakers left Anchorage in a small plane headed for Juneau. The plane and all those aboard vanished, and no sign of them has ever been found.Mike Dunham