What we’re reading: 787 short-term battery fix, Frontier’s new service, reopening closed aviation museum


Boeing readies short-term battery fix, facing uncertainty

Boeing will propose a way to “bolster the 787’s defenses” against any battery fires that may occur.

The interim fix includes a heavy-duty titanium or steel containment box around the battery cells, and high-pressure evacuation tubes that, in the event of a battery fire, would vent any gases directly to the outside of the jet.

Frontier Airlines announces service from Denver to Eugene and Fresno on A319s

Frontier Airlines will be launching new service from Denver to Eugene, Ore. and Fresno, Calif. starting May 16.

“We are excited to offer our low fares to residents in California and Oregon and to our Colorado customers who travel to these regions,” said Daniel Shurz, Frontier’s senior vice president, commercial.

Love of aviation launches teens’ fight to reopen museum

The Pearson Air Museum in Vancouver, Wash. closed because of a contract dispute between the city and the National Park Service. Now, two teens want to re-open the museum.

Brother and sister Kaya and Kjer Galbraith are gathering momentum to reopen the museum through the community and the Internet.

Kaya’s love for aviation soared after spending summers at the Pearson Air Museum camp and at 14 years old she just knows flying is for her.

  • James

    Was the ad for the Energizer batteries placed immediately to the left of the Boeing article by coincidence or is there a bit of sly humor there? Whatever the reason, I got a chuckle out of it.

  • Vector

    At least none of my Energizer or Duracell Batteries ever caught fire and burned down my house!