What we’re reading: Two Vegas casinos host fireworks, new anti-icing rules, 787 flights resume


Mandalay Bay, Caesars Palace to host holiday fireworks

Two Las Vegas resorts will be hosting a fireworks show on July 4th, both starting at 9 p.m.

Caesars Palace suggested the Roman Plaza will be the best place to watch fireworks at the resort. The fireworks will be free and open to the public.

Mandalay Bay will be hosting a concert with reggae band Mystic Roots with the fireworks display Sunday night at Mandalay Bay Beach. The event has a $25 cover charge.

Plane makers must show freezing rain, drizzle effects, FAA says

Expanding to rules put in place in response to a 1994 crash, the FAA told aircraft and engine manufacturers that their new models “can withstand freezing rain and drizzle.”

U.S. air-safety advocates recommended icing rules after a flight operated by Simmons Airlines for AMR Corp.’s American Eagle unit crashed in Roselawn, Indiana, on Oct. 31, 1994, killing all 68 people on board. Freezing drizzle led to a ridge of ice on an Avions de Transport Regional ATR-72, causing the airplane to lose control after holding at 10,000 feet, the National Transportation Safety Board concluded in 1996.

Boeing resumes 787 flight testing after three-day halt

Boeing resumed its 787 test flights on Sunday and Monday after inspecting the horizontal stabilizers.

The manufacturer also is conducting testing on all its in-production Dreamliners (ATW Daily News, June 28). In what appeared to be the first major snag since launching flight testing last December, the company cited a “workmanship issue” that was “recently identified” with the horizontal stabilizers, explaining, “Some airplanes have issues with improperly installed shims and the torque of associated fasteners.”

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