Delta’s new in-flight entertainment, Virgin America IPO, FAA wants lower buildings


Delta introduces new in-flight entertainment options

If you’ll be traveling on Delta in first class, Economy Comfort, or internationally, you’ll have a new in-flight entertainment option.

Delta Studio’s options include a choice of 300 movies, over 2,500 songs, and 18 live satellite TV channels on select flights, and specific options may vary according to aircraft and route. The system’s television programming also includes HBO and Showtime content.

Virgin America announces plans for IPO

Virgin America filed plans with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering of common stock.

The airline said that the number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have yet to be determined. Barclays and Deutsche Bank Securities are acting as joint book runners and representatives of the underwriters for the IPO.

FAA wants shorter buildings near U.S. airports

The Federal Aviation Administration would like buildings near airports to be shorter to give pilots more options should an engine fail during takeoff or landing.

The policy change would affect 4,000 tall buildings near airports and 4,000 more that are planned nationwide, according to a 2012 analysis by the Weitzman Group real-estate consultants in New York. Many more developments that haven’t yet filed applications with the FAA could be affected, according to study author Peter Bazeli, senior vice president of Weitzman.