Aviation News

October 23, 2011

ANA’s First 787 Struck By Lightning, US Airways Employees Busted for Bogus Buddy Passes: Final Call

Photo of the Day: An Iberia Airbus A340-300 floats over some sailboats in the Harbor on final approach to Boston Logan International Airport
Photo of the Day: An Iberia Airbus A340-300 floats over some sailboats in the Harbor on final approach to Boston Logan International Airport. (Photo by AA757)
Photo of the Day: An Iberia Airbus A340-300 floats over some sailboats in the Harbor on final approach to Boston Logan International Airport

Photo of the Day: An Iberia Airbus A340-300 floats over some sailboats in the Harbor on final approach to Boston Logan International Airport. (Photo by AA757)

• As Virgin Galactic’s first spaceport opens for business, founder Richard Branson and the hundreds of customers who have reserved tickets are raring to go to space. [The Associated Press]

• A JetBlue flight from New York to St Maarten returned to JFK due to a technical fault. The flight departed again about 2 1/2 hours later. [Flight Aware]

Meet TrayVu, a seatback tray that doubles as a mount for your iPad or other tablet computer. [Airlinetrends.com]

• Three US Airways employees were busted in Philadelphia for selling buddy passes for flights to Tel Aviv. [Philly.com]

• Just a few days after bumping a jetbridge, ANA’s first 787 was struck by lightning. [Flyteam.jp, translated from Japanese]