by Mindy Aguon
Guam - The Guam International Airport Authority is playing host to Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, which is undergoing flight testing. The aircraft will be on Guam for the next few days for ground handling and refueling.
The 787 is said to be unmatched for its fuel efficiency as the aircraft will use 20 percent less fuel for comparable missions than similarly sized ariplanes. With the airport's runway extension project expected to be completed next year increasing the ability to accommodate long range- long haul flights, airport executive manager mary torres says the testing opens guam up to many different and new route options that never could have been considered with older model aircraft.
Boeing meanwhile is expected to deliver the first 787 dremaliner to all nippon airways later this year.
Guam High School and surrounding homes at Naval Hospital have been evacuated after a bomb threat is called in Thursday afternoon. The threat specifically targeted the school. GPD and Navy police are sweeping the area with K-9 units. The Naval Base Guam Explosive Ordnance Disposal unit is standing by in the event anything is found. Guam Homeland Security officials say all measures are being taken to ensure the safety of the public and first responders involved.More >>