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First U.S. airline to sign agreement to purchase SAF overseas - United

United, which has invested in more sustainable fuel production than any other airline in the world, became the first US airline to sign an international purchase agreement for sustainable aviation fuel. The airline has signed a new purchase agreement with Neste that provides United the right to buy up to 52.5 million gallons over the next three years for United flights at Amsterdam's...

United officially opens Flight Academy and welcomes historic inaugural pilot class

United officially opened United Aviate Academy today and welcomed a historic inaugural class of future pilots, 80% of whom are women or people of color. United Aviate Academy is a key part of the airline's goal to train about 5,000 new pilots at the school by 2030, with at least half women or people of color. This unprecedented training commitment will dramatically expand access...

Largest airline to invest in zero-emission engines for regional aircraft - United

United became the largest airline to invest in zero-emission, hydrogen-electric engines for regional aircraft, the latest move toward achieving its goal to be 100% green by reducing its GHG emissions 100% by 2050, without relying on traditional carbon offsets. Through a new equity stake in Zero Avia, United expects to buy up to 100 of the company's new zero-emission, 100% h...

United Airlines orders 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft

United Airlines has placed an order for 70 Airbus A321neo aircraft, positioning the airline to grow its presence in the single-aisle market in alignment with its “United Next” initiative.  The new order complements existing orders from United for 50 A321XLR aircraft, bringing the total commitment from the airline to 120 A321 aircraft.  “Such a significant order from...

United Airlines to sign commercial agreement with Boom Supersonic

United Airlines announced a commercial agreement with Denver-based aerospace company Boom Supersonic to add aircraft to its global fleet as well as a cooperative sustainability initiative – a move that facilitates a leap forward in returning supersonic speeds to aviation.  Under the terms of the agreement, United will purchase 15 of Boom's 'Overture' airliners, once...

AVIATAR Optimizes Maintenance Operations at United Airlines

Lufthansa Technik welcomes United Airlines as the newest user of its AVIATAR platform. The airline signed a contract in late 2020 for digital support through AVIATAR for its Boeing 777 and Airbus A320 fleet, with plans to work with Lufthansa Technik to develop new predictive maintenance solutions for its Boeing 737 fleet. Combining the strengths of the world's third largest Boeing 737 fleet...

50 Airbus A321XLRs for United Airlines transatlantic route expansion

United Airlines ordered 50 Airbus A321XLR aircraft as it begins to phase out older models and launches an expansion of transatlantic routes from its key U.S. hubs in Newark/New York and Washington D.C. United plans to take delivery of the first A321XLR in 2024 and expects to begin international service with the aircraft in 2025. “The new Airbus A321XLR aircraft is an ideal one-for-one rep...

Embraer and United Airlines sign contract for up to 39 E175s

Great start of International paris Show for Embraer! A contract has been signed with United Airlines for up to 39 E175s. The order comprises 20 firm aircraft and 19 options in a 70-seat configuration. The order has a value of USD 1.9 billion, based on Embraer's current list prices, with all options being exercised. The firm order will be included in Embraer's 2019 second...