Aviation News

November 3, 2011

RwandAir Gets Its Own Beer, Woman Lives in San Francisco Airport for Eight Days: Final Call

Photo of the Day: Early morning takeoff for a FedEx jet out of Philadelphia. (Photo by Manny Gonzalez)

Photo of the Day: Early morning takeoff for a FedEx jet out of Philadelphia. (Photo by Manny Gonzalez)

• Boeing enlisted the help of Seattle’s Pike Brewing Company to surprise the CEO of RwandAir, John Mirenge, with a beer specially crafted in his airline’s honor called RwandAle. Bottles of the brew were presented to Mr. Mirenge when he was in town to pick up RwandAir’s second Boeing 737-800. [Boeing]

• British Airways will reportedly buy bmi from Lufthansa. [Business Week]

• A woman lived in San Francisco International Airport for eight days when she couldn’t afford her US Airways checked baggage fees. [Consumerist]

• The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Embraer over allegations of bribing government officials. [Reuters]

• A Singapore Airlines Boeing 777-300ER veered off a runway while landing at Munich this afternoon and came to a stop on the grass. No one was injured. [The Aviation Herald]

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