What we’re reading: FAA says 787 is safe, Southwest is top customer experience, a not-so-secret island
What we’re reading: Parker confident on merger, furloughs may violate treaty, UA to open LA 787 base
What we’re reading: Attorneys general probing US/AA merger, FAA probes close call involving Spirit Air, United ups 787 order
State attorneys general probing American-US Air deal
A group of 19 attorneys general are joining the Department of Justice to look into the merger between US Airways and American Airlines.
Some of the states involved worry that they will lose a hub because of the planned transaction, which would create the world’s largest airline, while others are concerned about service cutbacks to smaller cities because of the transaction, two sources said.
What we’re reading: BA gets first Boeing 787, Air Canada rouge ready to launch, Air Pacific becomes Fiji Airways
Boeing delivers British Airways’ first 787 Dreamliner
The first British Airways 787 departed Paine Field in Everett, Wash., on June 26 and arrived in London at 12:10 pm local time.
British Airways has announced that the airline will operate the 787 from Heathrow to Toronto from Sept. 1 and Heathrow to Newark from Oct. 1.
“The delivery of the first of BA’s 787s is an exciting milestone for Boeing and British Airways,” said Todd Nelp, Vice President of European Sales, Boeing Commercial Airplanes.