What we’re reading: 747 inspections, small cities lose air service and business, Mammoth Mountain snow guarantee


GE’s new engines need immediate inspection, NTSB says

The National Transportation Safety Board has ordered inspections of all Boeing aircraft with the new GEnx engines, including the 747-8 freighters.

The similar but smaller GEnx-2B engines on passenger versions of the 747-8 have also been inspected, the NTSB said, but approximately 43 GEnx-2B engines on 747-8F cargo airplanes have not yet been inspected.

Airline cutbacks hit smaller US cities

When airlines cut back service to smaller cities, it also affects businesses in that city.

Banana seller Chiquita Brands this month will close its headquarters in Cincinnati in large part because of cutbacks in air service to the area.

Delta Air Lines has significantly shrunk its presence at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport to seek profits elsewhere.

Mammoth Mountain guarantees snow for opening day and beyond

Mammoth Mountain, in the Sierra Nevadas, is guaranteeing snow for opening day.

Skiers who book a stay with Mammoth between now and November 8, the projected opening day, are guaranteed a base depth of at least 10 inches of snow when they hit the slopes. If the base is less than 10 inches, those guests can elect to keep their original registration and receive a $100 gift card or they can reschedule their stay without any kind of fees or penalties.

(Photo: Boeing)

  • Em Hooper

    Now I can stop wondering why Chiquita moved to Charlotte, of all places. Thanks for the enlightenment.