What we’re reading: Boeing delivers first 747-8, quarantined plane given all-clear, killing geese at JFK


Boeing delivers first Lufthansa 747-8 Intercontinental

Boeing has delivered the first 747-8 Intercontinental to Lufthansa.

The 747-8 Intercontinental will bring double-digit improvements in fuel burn and emissions over its predecessor, the 747-400, while generating 30 percent less noise. The 747-8 Intercontinental’s Dreamliner-inspired interior includes a new curved, upswept architecture, giving passengers a greater feeling of space and comfort, while adding more room for personal belongings. It is powered by GE Aviation’s GEnx-2B engines.

All-Clear given for plane quarantined at Midway

A Delta plane from Detroit to Chicago Midway that was held in quarantine because of concerns a passenger had monkeypox, was given the all-clear Thursday afternoon.

Lise Sievers blames her recent trip to Africa for causing her Delta Air Lines plane to be grounded and quarantined at Chicago’s Midway airport Thursday afternoon.

“I was visiting Uganda…where I’m adopting two special needs kids. So we stayed at a hotel the other night and I think it left friends on my body. My son, who’s four and a half, had pustules on him,” Sievers said after deplaning Flight 3163.

Senator seeks to allow goose kills near NY airport after multiple collisions with planes

After two emergency landings because of bird strikes, a US Senator is seeking to allow Canada geese to be killed.

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Wednesday proposed making it easier to round up geese from a federal refuge near Kennedy Airport and kill them, an idea that’s meeting opposition from wildlife advocates.

Gillibrand’s bill would empower the U.S. Department of Agriculture to remove Canada geese from the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge during June and July when they are molting and can’t fly.

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