U.S. officials rebuked Boeing Co. for comments its executives made at a media briefing on plans to get the grounded 787 Dreamliner flying again.
Boeing Co. said safety upgrades to the 787 Dreamliner’s battery systems may allow commercial flights to restart within weeks, ending a two-month grounding of the composite-plastic fleet.
Boeing Co.’s assertion that U.S. investigators ruled out a fire within the battery case of a Japan Airlines Co. 787 is premature, a National Transportation Safety Board spokesman said.
U.S. investigators are examining whether two airline flights landed at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport today without tower guidance because the lone controller on duty was asleep.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will get a second nighttime air-traffic controller after two flights had to land unaided, possibly because the lone person on duty was asleep. That controller was suspended.
A Delta Air Lines Inc. wide-body plane struck the tail of a smaller jet from regional partner Atlantic Southeast Airlines as they prepared for takeoff from Boston’s Logan Airport last night.
Pakistan barred foreign travel by the owner of the plane involved in the nation’s worst air disaster in almost two years as authorities investigate the cause of the accident.
“Black-box” flight recorders from the Airbus SAS plane that crashed in Libya last week killing 103 people will be released to experts in Paris for analysis.
"The NTSB has offered to assist the Libyan government in whatever means are requested."
- Peter Knudson on May 19, 2010