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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)