Honda Motor Co. will boost staffing at its aircraft unit by as much as 50 percent as it expands production of the new HondaJet to about 90 a year to compete with business-jet makers Cessna and Embraer SA.
Boeing Co.’s 787 Dreamliner cleared another hurdle in restoring its image as United Airlines, the only U.S. operator, resumed flights today after the jet’s lithium-ion battery flaws forced a three-month grounding.
ANA Holdings Inc., operator of a fleet of Boeing Co. 787 jets grounded since January after batteries overheated, said a switchboard was damaged by heat on a 787 training flight after a nut was not fully tightened.
The regional airliner was climbing past 9,000 feet when its compasses went haywire, leading pilots several miles off course until a flight attendant persuaded a passenger in row 9 to switch off an Apple Inc. iPhone.
Drones have been a popular topic of late, mostly in discussions about whether the U.S. government should be authorized to track down and kill suspected terrorists anywhere around the globe using the pilotless predators.