Alaska Airlines’ parent company said Wednesday that traffic rose 6.7 percent in May, helped by an increase in the number of available seats.
It’s likely that fires on two Boeing 787 Dreamliners were caused by overcharging lithium ion batteries, aviation safety and battery experts said Friday, pointing to developments in the investigation of the Boeing incidents as well as a battery fire in a business jet more than a year ago.
Some frequent fliers say they aren’t worried about safety aboard Boeing’s problem-plagued 787 aircraft, while many less-seasoned travelers are often unaware of what model of plane they’re flying on.
Lithium batteries that can leak corrosive fluid and start fires have emerged as the chief safety concern involving Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner, a problem that apparently is far more serious than government or company officials acknowledged less than a week ago.
The government stepped in Friday to assure the public that Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner” is safe to fly, even as it launched a comprehensive review to find out what caused a fire, a fuel leak and other worrisome incidents this week.
A spokesman for Allegiant Air says Paine Field in Everett fits its business model to bring residents of smaller cities to vacation destinations such as Hawaii. The FAA approved a plan for passenger air service at Paine Field earlier this week.
The Federal Aviation Administration has released a long-anticipated report that gives a green light to commercial passenger flights at Paine Field south of Everett.
A Federal Aviation Administration spokesman said Monday morning the agency has not yet released its decision on passenger airline service at Everett’s Paine Field. Allegiant Air wants to start operating four flights a week.
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The Washington State Department of Transportation will close all lanes of Interstate 90 across Lake Washington several times from Thursday, August 2 through Sunday, August 5, to accommodate air show practices and performances by the U.S. Navy Blue Angels for this year’s Seafair festivities.