Boeing wins OK to use General Electric engines on new 787-9 Dreamliner

The FAA has certified General Electric engines for use on the new 787-9 Dreamliner.

United Continental Holdings Inc. will be the launch customer for the 787-9 powered by the newly certified GEnx engines, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal. The carrier plans to use the jet initially on domestic routes to familiarize crew members and then on long-haul flights between Los Angeles and Melbourne, Australia.

Delivery of the first jet equipped with the new engines could come as early as next week

LAN and TAM to adopt single brand by end of year

LAN Airlines and TAM Airlines, which merged in 2012, will decide on a single brand by the end of the year.

[Ignacio] Cueto promised that the new brand will be announced by the end of 2014, adding that promoting a single brand will be easier for the airline. The airlines are currently working hard to decide what the one brand will be, “which will not necessarily be TAM, or LAN, not even LATAM,” he said.

Iberia hopes your nose notices a new in-flight scent

If you’ve flown British Airways, you’ve no doubt been introduced to a new scent when you step on board. Now, BA is expanding it to its partners.

British Airways was the first to experiment with the concept back in 2011.

New for 2014, BA’s partner airline Iberia plans to do the same with a brand new customized scent. It’ll be known as Mediterraneo, and will boast accents of lemon, citrus blossoms, vanilla, rose, and jasmine—among other hints.

(Photo: Boeing)