Boeing 747 Purchased As New Flying Testbed For Next-Gen Engine
A $60 million investment has been made by GE Aviation to
purchase and refurbish a Boeing 747-400 aircraft and turn it into a
new flying test bed that will test the next generation of jet
engines-starting with the LEAP-X engine.
Designed To Minimize Runway Incursions By Support
The NTSB has had runway incursions on its "Most Wanted" list of
transportation safety improvements every year since the list's
inception in 1990. The FAA has similarly made "reduction in the
number and severity of runway incursions" one of its top
Exits Chapter 11 As Reorganization Plan Takes Effect
Mesa Air Group’s Plan of Reorganization became effective
Tuesday, allowing the company to emerge from its reorganization
under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. Mesa and its related
subsidiaries entered bankruptcy protection on January 5, 2010.