What we’re reading: A350’s first flight, airline rating resource, possible threat on Denver flight


Air rivalry intensifies as Airbus A350 makes first flight

Rivalry between Boeing and Airbus intensified when the new Airbus A350 made its first flight on Friday.

The lightweight carbon-plastic jet flew over the Airbus plant in Toulouse to salute production workers before wrapping up a four-hour inaugural flight that Airbus officials said had achieved more than expected.

New airline ratings resource: it’s all about you, eventually

If you’ve never flown on an airline, and now you need to, which airline would you choose? A new airline rating service may be able to help.

Launched this week, AirlineRatings is poised to offer an in-depth, educated look at airlines from a number of perspectives. Developed by Australian Geoffrey Thomas and staffed by aviation editors, AirlineRatings has a comprehensive list of over 400 airlines, rated several ways.

Airport: Person in custody after ‘possible security threat’ on Denver-bound flight

A Denver airport official said that a person was taken into custody after a “possible security threat.”

Denver International Airport spokeswoman Laura Coale says Frontier Airlines flight 601 from Knoxville, Tenn., landed safely at 7:30 p.m. MDT Friday and was moved to a remote location.

She says in a recorded statement that the FBI and police responded due to “a possible security threat on board,” and one person was taken into custody.

(Photo: Airbus)