Topic: Airbus A340
NTSB released new documents indicating that a battery fire on a 787 Dreamliner took an hour and 40 minutes to extinguish. The smoke reduced visibility to zero and the heat was so intense it melted a stainless steel casing for Dreamliner's lithium-ion batteries, according to the NTSB.
World's longest commercial flight, from Singapore to Newark, New Jersey, is being cancelled by Singapore Airlines. The world's longest flight, flown in a gas-guzzling Airbus A340-500s, proved too costly for the airline.
NASA's once-iconic astronaut corps will shrink but still play a vital role as the space shuttle era comes to an end.
An internal document shows the airline was aware of the problem more than a year before flight 447 disappeared.