What we’re reading: United launches Olympic ad, Dreamliner suffers engine issue, bomb joke tweeter’s sentence overturned



United Airlines launches Olympic ad campaign featuring Team USA

United Airlines launched its 2012 Olympic ads featuring Team USA.

The commercials – under the direction of veteran commercial director Joe Pytka – are narrated by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and actor Matt Damon, and feature a stirring new arrangement of United’s signature theme, “Rhapsody in Blue,” by the London Symphony Orchestra:

787 suffers “engine issue” on Charleston runway

A 787 undergoing runway testing in Charleston suffered an engine issue which sparked a grass fire.

A Boeing statement emailed late Saturday confirmed that “a 787 experienced an engine issue today while undergoing preflight runway testing in North Charleston. As the NTSB investigates, Boeing and GE are working closely with the agency and are committed to resolving the issue appropriately.”

Bomb joke tweeter wins landmark ruling

A British man who joked on Twitter that he would blow up the airport when it closed because of snow, had his conviction of “menacing” overturned on appeal.

Paul Chambers, 28, had sent the message in what he called a moment of frustration at not being able to catch a flight from Doncaster Robin Hood airport.

He had later been arrested and sentenced, but the High Court on Friday upheld his appeal against conviction.