aviation http://blog.wlrn.org en In Blow To Boeing, JAL Places Nearly $10 Billion Airbus Order http://blog.wlrn.org/post/blow-boeing-jal-places-nearly-10-billion-airbus-order Japan Airlines <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/10/07/230023631/business-news">is buying $9.5 billion worth of new jetliners from Airbus</a>, placing its first-ever order with the European plane-maker for 31 A350s to replace the carrier's aging fleet of Boeing 777s.<p>The airline's president, Yoshiharu Ueki, said the order was unrelated to Boeing's problems with the 787, but the huge order is seen as a major coup for the Toulouse, France-based manufacturer at the expense of its American rival.<p>Both Japan Airlines and All Nippon Airways are flying 787s, which experienced numerous development Mon, 07 Oct 2013 16:21:28 +0000 Scott Neuman 21750 at http://blog.wlrn.org In Blow To Boeing, JAL Places Nearly $10 Billion Airbus Order How One Family's Tragedy Became Training For Future Pilots http://blog.wlrn.org/post/how-one-familys-tragedy-became-training-future-pilots <p>Life has been difficult this year for one of Wynwood’s most celebrated gallerists.</p><p>Nina Johnson, owner and operator of Gallery Diet, has been emotionally supporting her family through the worst of times.&nbsp;</p><p>In December of 2012, Nina’s brother, Timothy Johnson Jr., a pilot in his free time, was flying alone in a two engine Cessna that took off from Lantana Airport. The plane crashed shortly after takeoff.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">His father, Tim Sr., watched the aircraft ascend, falter and go down.</span></p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Nathaniel Sandler 15264 at http://blog.wlrn.org How One Family's Tragedy Became Training For Future Pilots