What we’re reading: Boeing says Dreamliner safe, US Airways Philly to SLC, lie-flat business class on Air Berlin


Boeing says 787 safe to fly, cites numerous safeguards

Despite recent incidents with the Dreamliner, Boeing says that the aircraft is safe to fly

While careful not to talk specifically about the JAL 787 incident at Logan owing to an ongoing National Transportation Safety Board investigation, [Boeing Commercial Airplanes VP and 787 chief project engineer Mike] Sinnett provided details on the battery believed to be the source of the fire and said numerous safeguards are in place that would prevent such a fire from spreading and posing a risk to a 787 in flight.

US Airways announces new service at Philadelphia International Airport

US Airways announced that it will start service from Philadelphia to Salt Lake City beginning June 8.

“We are excited to expand our service for customers traveling to and from our international gateway in Philadelphia with a new daily flight to Salt Lake City,” said Andrew Nocella, US Airways’ senior vice president, Marketing and Planning.

New lie-flat seats on Air Berlin coming soon to an A330 near you

Air Berlin will soon put lie-flat seats in the business cabin of its A330 aircraft.

Each of the 19 seats in the biz cabin will offer a 15-inch personal television loaded up with about 200 hours of on-demand programming and a USB port to keep those devices charged up.