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United Airlines unveils historic order to purchase up to 200 new Boeing widebody planes

United Airlines announced the largest widebody order by a U.S. carrier in commercial aviation history: 100 Boeing 787 Dreamliners with options to purchase 100 more. This historic purchase is the next chapter in the ambitious United Next plan and will bolster the airline's leadership role in global travel for years to come. United expects to take delivery of the new widebody plan...

First U.S. airline to invest in biofuel refinery - United

United Airlines announced a strategic investment in NEXT Renewable Fuels, which is permitting a flagship biofuel refinery in Port Westward, Oregon, with expected production beginning in 2026. NEXT is a Houston-based company developing the biorefinery which, at full production, could produce up to 50,000 barrels per day of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, renewable diesel, and other renewable f...

United launches Calibrate: apprenticeship program to grow and diversify aircraft technician pipeline

United Airlines are launching a Calibrate, an in-house apprenticeship program that will help grow and diversify its pipeline of Aircraft Maintenance Technicians. The inaugural class starts next week in Houston as the airline plans to train more than 1,000 people at about a dozen locations by 2026, with the goal of at least half being women or people of color. Calibrate is a...

United launches new platforms for corporate customers to fully customize and manage business travel programs

United announces a new platform that will allow corporate customers to fully customize their business travel program contracts with the airline. This could include higher status in United's loyalty programs including United Corporate Preferred, the airline's loyalty program for corporate customers; options to make working while traveling easier, including reserving more spacious seats in E...

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...