Birmingham airport http://apr.org en Tower Audio From UPS Crash That Killed 2 Released http://apr.org/post/tower-audio-ups-crash-killed-2-released <p>An audio recording from the control tower at Birmingham's airport shows workers were trying to reopen the main runway when a UPS cargo jet crashed while trying to land on an alternate runway, killing two pilots.</p><p>The recording shows an air traffic controller asked a Birmingham Airport Authority worker about reopening the runway less than two minutes before the Airbus A300-600 jet went down on Aug. 14.</p><p>The main runway was closed for maintenance, and the UPS aircraft attempted to land on a shorter runway. The jet clipped trees and slammed into a hill near the runway.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 22:13:47 +0000 The Associated Press 46281 at http://apr.org Tower Audio From UPS Crash That Killed 2 Released Airport Project in Birmingham Two-Thirds Complete http://apr.org/post/airport-project-birmingham-two-thirds-complete <DIV> <P>A project to modernize the terminal at Birmingham's airport is about two-thirds complete.</P> <P>Al.com reports (http://bit.ly/UejcJD) that Tom Wesley of Birmingham's airport authority provided board members with an update on the project this week.</P> <P>He said the airport authority has spent 67 percent of the $201.6 million allotted for the entire two-phased project at Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport.</P> <P>Authorities say the project will mean more amenities for passengers and also bring the airport in line with post-Sept. Wed, 13 Feb 2013 14:25:07 +0000 The Associated Press 24877 at http://apr.org Airport Project in Birmingham Two-Thirds Complete