Embraer successfully launched its new E-Jet E2 regional jet this month, delivering the first plane to Norway's Wideroe on schedule and boasting better-than-promised performance indicators. The manufacturer is courting potential customers for the plane, including JetBlue Airways and United Airlines.
FedEx's Boeing 777 ecoDemonstrator landed Monday at the shipper's hub in Memphis, Tenn. The plane runs on biofuel made from animal fat and beef tallow waste and features obstacle-sensing technology, 3D-printed parts, recycled titanium parts and other innovations.
American Airlines, with Marvel and Stand Up To Cancer, is raising money for cancer research. The carrier has rolled out an A321T plane with a special livery featuring Marvel's Avengers and airline employees who have survived cancer.
UPS has named Charlene Thomas president of the shipper's West Region, responsible for leading small package operations in eight districts over 25 states. Thomas has been with the company since 1989 and was most recently North Atlantic District Manager.
Le Grand Bellevue in Gstaad, Switzerland, will introduce a four-night "wild wellness experience" this summer. It will combine challenging activities such as mountain-lake swimming and trail cycling with heli-yoga and massages overlooking mountains.
The microcurrent facial treatment at Loma de Vida Spa at La Cantera Resort in San Antonio left reviewer Sarah Stiefvater's skin "remarkably glowy, smooth and sculpted."
Cannabis-based ingredients in skin care products are becoming increasingly popular for their reputed ability to relieve stress. "[W]ell-controlled, clinical studies need to be done to see how effective these ingredients actually are in real life," Samer Jaber of Washington Square Dermatology said.
Representatives from the NBA and MLB have met with New Jersey legislators leading up to the Murphy vs. NCAA Supreme Court ruling in hopes of helping design the rules if sports betting is legalized. The leagues are realizing that it's no longer about lobbying against sports betting but about making sure they have "a seat at the table," a legislative source said.
NagaCorp has started construction on its casino in Primorye entertainment zone in Russia, which includes a conference hall and a 279-room hotel as part of the first phase. The casino and resort are "broadly on schedule" to be in operation before next year, says Timothy McNally, chairman of NagaCorp.