What we’re reading: American Eagle’s new name, family travel today, Boeing tests 787-10

by Stephanus Surjaputra on January 15, 2014

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American Eagle changing its name to Envoy

American Eagle is getting a new name, but the American Eagle name isn’t going away.

The regional carrier owned by American Airlines will become known as Envoy in March, American Airlines Group said Tuesday. It will continue to fly routes for American, which also contracts with other regional airlines to operate flights under the American Eagle name.

Envoy will still use the American Eagle brand and livery on its planes, and flights will be designated as flown by Envoy.

What’s new for family travel in 2014

Familiar destinations all over the world will have new offerings for families in 2014.

Orlando, FL

•What’s New: Universal Orlando’s expansion of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, introducing Diagon Alley and Hogwarts Express (summer 2014); LEGOLAND, Florida’s new DUPLO Valley play area for toddlers (spring 2014); the completion of Magic Kingdom’s largest expansion ever, with the unveiling of the Seven Dwarfs Mine Train in New Fantasyland (spring 2014); Ihu’s Breakaway Falls, a new waterslide at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark; and the new Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts (fall 2014).

Boeing already testing its 787-10 Dreamliner via the 787-9

Even though the 787-10 is still on the drawing board, it’s still going through flight tests in the form of the 787-9.

“We’re actually picking up some -10 testing on this configuration” explains Dominic Thacker, the 787-9’s Lead Flight Test Engineer.

“Some of the systems will be similar, this being a type derivative” Thacker tells Australian Business Traveller. “It’s scaled up so we’re looking at a couple of things like environmental-specific testing.”

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