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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...

Boeing, United Airlines Announce Order for 100 737 MAX 10s

Boeing and United Airlines today announced an agreement at the 2017 Paris Air Show to convert 100 of its current 737 MAX orders into 737 MAX 10s, becoming the largest single 737 MAX 10 customer in the world. United also announced an order for four additional 777-300ER aircraft. "The 737 MAX 10 will enable us to continue using larger and more efficient aircraft within our domes...

United Airlines to offer passengers up to $10,000 to surrender seats after dragging incident

United Airlines said on Thursday it would offer passengers who volunteer to forfeit their seats on overbooked flights up to $10,000 as part of the carrier’s efforts to repair the damage from the rough removal of a passenger. The offer came after rival Delta outlined plans to offer up to $9,950 in such cases. United also said it would take actions to reduce overbooking flights and impro...

Inside an airline's business-class kitchen - the 'hidden' food industry

United chef Gerry McLoughlin talks about the oddities of serving fancy meals at 35,000ft. AN AIRCRAFT HAS to have eight glasses on board for every business-class passenger in case they all like a few extra tipples. That’s according to United Airlines’ senior executive chef, Gerry McLoughlin, who was in Dublin recently to launch the American carrier’s revamped business servi...

Allegedly Drunk United Airlines Pilots Arrested Before Flight To Newark

A United Airlines flight bound for Newark was in the process of boarding at Scotland's Glasgow Airport on Saturday when both the pilot and copilot were arrested on suspicion of being drunk. Carlos Licona, 45, and Paul (Brady) Grebenc, 35, are expected to be arraigned today in Glasgow for violating Britain's transport safety laws. The flight was delayed for ten hours as United scrambled...