The Federal Aviation Administration and Boeing are confirming that the FAA is evaluating a request from Boeing to allow Dreamliner test flights. The agency is expected to approve the request, sources say.
Columnist Stephen J. Lubben writes that airlines should consider a new business model when reorganizing. However, high fixed costs and economic conditions may prevent airlines from reinventing themselves, he says.
U.S. airlines say they will not see a profit from the European Union's decision to omit foreign carriers from the EU emissions-trading scheme. "There is not a scenario, given the way that airline finances and prices work, for the airlines to realize a profit from [the ETS]," said Nancy Young, Airlines for America's vice president of environmental affairs.