airlines due to receive Dreamliners this year are juggling their fleets to plug gaps left where the 787 was due to appear.
Fire aboard an airplane is anathema to airplane designers and airlines.
In total, the data included 102 airlines and 10,614 reports, of which 2,477 were incidents involving unruly passengers.
also air-line, 1813, "beeline, straight line from place to place" (as through the air, rather than over terrain; in later 19c. especially in reference to railways that ran directly between big cities in the U.S. instead of meandering from town to town in search of stock subscriptions as early railways typically did), from air (n.1) + line (n.). Meaning "public aircraft transportation company" is from 1914.