Daily Archives: July 8, 2009

Video: Boeing 787 Dreamliner ZA001 taxi tests

Boeing has the best video of the taxi tests of their new Dreamliner ZA001. Why should we not be surprised that they knew EXACTLY where to get the best shot. Randy Tinseth, vice president, marketing for Boeing Commercial Airplanes in Seattle has a blog with more details.

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FFP partnerships: American with GOL; Jet with Turkish THY; Jet denies oneworld talks

American Airlines has entered into a frequent flyer agreement with GOL Airlines that will provide benefits to members of both American’s AAdvantage(R) and GOL’s Smiles programs. Additionally, the two airlines intend to enter into a codeshare agreement in the near future. Beginning Aug. 1, 2009, AAdvantage and Smiles members will be able to earn miles on all eligible GOL and …

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Video: How to fight laptop computer lithium ion battery fires

In recent years, we have heard about a number fires and subsequent safety recalls on cell phone and laptop batteries most notably of Dell and Apple, but also of Toshiba, Hewlett Packard. Sony, Lenovo/IBM, Hitachi, Fujitsu, Sharp, and Nokia. On February 7, 2006, about 23:59 eastern standard time (06:59Z), a United Parcel ServiceCompany (UPS) McDonnell Douglas DC-8-71F, registration N748UP, performing …

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