News and notes from around the interweb:
- Man buys Boeing 747, puts it in his back yard
- How Tokyo Haneda stays the cleanest airport in the world
- Lower travel costs boost scientific collaboration
- 1000 free Aeroplan miles for new members with first miles earned.
- Shrinking airline lavatories are spreading. I still single out American Airlines for their plan to retrofit their entire narrowbody fleet – removing standard lavatories and replacing them with small ones to squeeze in more seats. The airline suggests they had no choice, Boeing made them take the smaller lavs in their 737 MAXs. Boeing isn’t forcing them to rip old larger lavs from existing Boeing and Airbus planes though.
- Saudia may buy a bunch of Boeing 777X aircraft helping to offset Boeing’s losing deliveries of aircraft that had been ordered by Iran Air. Saudi Arabia supported the US’s move to decertify Iranian compliance with the nuclear agreement.
- World’s largest vertical farm will feed Emirates passengers taking up less space and less water than traditional farming.