What we’re reading: JetBlue flies to Haiti, CSeries to start flying in June, NTSB scans 787 batteries


JetBlue announces two new routes to Haiti

JetBlue announced that they will begin flying to Haiti in December pending regulatory approval.

JetBlue would offer two daily round-trip flights from Fort Lauderdale on 100-seat Embraer E190 jets and one from New York on 150-seat Airbus A320 aircraft. Connecting service would be available from other JetBlue cities via New York and Fort Lauderdale.

Bombardier says CSeries on track, revenue jumps

Bombardier says that its CSeries aircraft should be able to fly beginning in June.

The C-Series — Bombardier’s ticket into the larger commercial jet market — is a single-aisle plane, with seating for up to 160 passengers.

It represents the Canadian company’s attempt to break into the lower end of the lucrative 100-to-200-seat aircraft market dominated by Boeing and Airbus.

NTSB orders scans of Boeing 787 battery as flights resume

The lithium-ion batteries will be undergoing X-ray scans to determine why they overheated.

The National Transportation Safety Board has hired a Maryland contractor to work weekends to scan up to six batteries in an effort to “avoid potential future accidents involving this type of aircraft battery,” the agency said. The batteries have not been installed in aircraft and must be shipped to the company as hazardous materials.

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