On Air Now

Now Playing

Our Playlist »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 95.5 FM Wausau, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Wausau,WI 54403)

More Weather »
65° Feels Like: 65°
Wind: W 6 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0.01”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Isolated Thunderstorms 79°

Tonight

Mostly Clear 56°

Tomorrow

Scattered Thunderstorms 80°

Alerts

Breaking News

BREAKING NEWS / URGENT: The State Supreme Court upholds Act 10, Voter ID, and the state's domestic partnership registry

MADISON, Wis (WSAU)  - The Wisconsin State Supreme Court upheld Act 10, the state law that limits the collective bargaining rights of state employees. The law from three years ago sparked protests at the state capital and led to the recall attempt against Governor Scott Walker. The court's ruling in favor of Act 10 was 5-2. Justice Michael Gableman wrote the lead opinion, which was also signed by Justices David Prosser, Pat Roggensack and Annette Ziegler. Justice Patrick Crooks concurre...

Read More »

Exclusive: Airbus offers 'regional' A350 - sales chief

Airbus sales chief John Leahy attends a final news conference at the 50th Paris Air Show, at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 20, 201
Airbus sales chief John Leahy attends a final news conference at the 50th Paris Air Show, at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 20, 201

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is offering airlines a shorter-range "regional" version of its A350-900 passenger jet, sales chief John Leahy told Reuters at the Paris Airshow on Thursday.

The previously undisclosed move emerged two days after Boeing launched a larger version of its 787 Dreamliner, designed for airlines willing to surrender part of the range of its newest jets to carry more people on dense, intra-Asian routes.

The "regional" version of Europe's newest passenger jet does not involve design changes to the A350, which first flew last week, but it will be offered with lower-thrust Rolls-Royce engines tuned for shorter routes than the baseline model.

"I have a regional version...On the A350-900 there is a regional version with de-rated thrust," Leahy told Reuters.

An Airbus spokeswoman said the regional A350 would "match the payload-range capability of the (Boeing) 787-10".

(Reporting by Tim Hepher, Editing by James Regan)

Comments