In today’s daily digest, an eerie near-repeat of Air France 447 as its replacement flight declares Mayday over the Atlantic! Also, Atlantis comes home with amazing photos and video, a woman calls in a bomb threat for a very sane reason, a FedEx plane gives a Southwest winglet a manicure and more!
NASA looks to sell-off a wide-range of items, only charging buyers the shipping costs! The crash of an Italian Air Force C-130J kills 5, Baltia Air Lines obtains their first aircraft and US Airways delays 54 Airbus orders. Lufthansa’s A380 delivery is pushed back whereas Emirates starts A380 Paris flights a month early.
This week, the Air France A380 came to New York, American Airlines put their first Oneworld 767 into service, the first 747-8 rolled out of the paintshop, Airbus unveiled A320 winglets, Boeing announces hope to fly 787 in December, the FAA has a computer glitch, Air Austral orders a fire hazard in the sky and Horizon goes green with a new scheme.