What we’re reading: Carnival upgrades power systems, 787 battery decision soon, Cessna’s fastest bizjet


Carnival invests in upgrade to emergency power systems

Carnival said that it will invest $300 million to improve its fleet.

Carnival said an additional emergency generator will be installed on each vessel to provide for 100 percent of stateroom and public toilets, fresh water and elevators in the event of a loss of main power.

After a first phase, another permanent backup power system will be installed on each of its 24 ships.

UPDATE 3-FAA chief says Boeing 787 battery decision likely soon

FAA chief Michael Huerta will decide soon whether to approve Boeing’s redesign of the 787 battery.

Huerta said the FAA was working closely with the National Transportation Safety Board, which is investigating battery problems on two separate 787s in January, but would not necessarily link its decision to an NTSB hearing next week.

Cessna rolls out first new Citation X

Cessna rolled out its new Citation X in Wichita on Monday.

At the event, CEO Scott Ernest crowned the new Citation X, with a top speed of Mach 0.935, as the fastest in-operation civilian aircraft in the world.