United Airlines To Fly 80% Of Pre-Crisis U.S. Schedule In July
The airline added 400 new flights to its July schedule, including a host of routes to leisure destinations in the U.S., as well as select flights to Europe.
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United Airlines Says PW4000 Inspection Work Progressing

By Sean Broderick Apr 29, 2021
United Airlines said Pratt & Whitney, the FAA and other stakeholders are making progress on getting Pratt PW4000-series engines back in service but declined to say when its affected 777s will return.
Workforce & Training

United To Operate Two-Thirds Of 2019 Domestic Schedule In June

By Ben Goldstein Apr 23, 2021
United Airlines plans to operate approximately two-thirds of its 2019 domestic schedule in June, as U.S. carriers prepare for what is expected to be a strong summer leisure travel season.
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: United, Delta Take Different Views On Carbon Offsets

By Lori Ranson Apr 22, 2021
There are nuances among some airlines in the U.S. regarding the best short and longer-term solutions to combat climate change, particularly with respect to carbon offsets. 
Airlines & Lessors

United Awards Narrowbody Airframe MRO Contract

By Lee Ann Shay Apr 22, 2021
United Airlines has awarded a narrowbody aircraft maintenance contract to AAR, which will perform the work at its facility in Rockford, Illinois.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Air Canada Faces Intricate Financing Package From Federal Government

By Lori Ranson Apr 13, 2021
Air Canada’s long-awaited federal financing package has several complexities the airline needs to address as the recovery in Canada’s air travel market remains more uncertain than ever. 
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Unveils Collective SAF Purchase Plan

By Lori Ranson Apr 13, 2021
United Airlines has launched a new endeavor with nearly a dozen other corporations to collectively purchase roughly 3.4 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) this year.
Aircraft & Propulsion

United Airlines Anticipates Breakeven Cash Burn In March

By Ben Goldstein Apr 12, 2021
United Airlines said it expects to achieve breakeven cash burn in March, the first positive monthly result since the coronavirus pandemic struck in 2020, driven by increased vaccinations and a surge in U.S. domestic travel. 
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines To Reopen Flight School, Train 5,000 Pilots By 2030

By Ben Goldstein Apr 07, 2021
United Airlines is planning to reopen its flight academy this year, part of a new goal to train 5,000 new pilots by 2030.
Maintenance & Training

United To Hire 300 Additional Pilots As U.S. Domestic Recovery Continues

By Ben Goldstein Apr 05, 2021
United Airlines said it plans to hire around 300 pilots who were slated to join the company prior to the coronavirus pandemic, as U.S. carriers scramble to accommodate a surge in domestic leisure travel.
Airlines & Lessors

CommutAir Opens Denver Hub For United Express

By David Casey Mar 30, 2021
U.S. regional airline CommutAir has started operations from its new hub in Denver (DEN), Colorado. 
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: United Airlines Charts An Alternate Course In Its Pandemic Recovery Plans

By Lori Ranson Mar 29, 2021
Executives at the Chicago-based carrier believe international travel will rebound in full force, and virtual meeting technologies are not a threat to the long-term stability of business travel.
Airlines & Lessors

Daily Memo: U.S. Airlines Don’t Need Any More Money From Congress

By Ben Goldstein Mar 11, 2021
U.S. federal lawmakers are sending airlines another $14 billion to prop up payrolls until Sept. 30, which they hope will see the industry through to recovery. 
Airlines & Lessors

American Airlines Plans $7.5B Debt Sale To Repay Treasury Loan

By Ben Goldstein Mar 08, 2021
American Airlines announced plans to mortgage its frequent-flier program to pay off a $7.5 billion government loan accepted in 2020 as part of the CARES Act. 
Airlines & Lessors

Fan Blade Fatigue Evidence In United 777 Engine Failure

By Guy Norris Mar 05, 2021
Preliminary data released by the NTSB regarding the agency’s investigation into the Feb 20. in-flight failure of a Pratt & Whitney PW4077 on a United Airlines Boeing 777-200ER over Colorado confirm the fracture surface of the broken blade at the center of the event was consistent with fatigue damage.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

United Airlines To Pay $49M To Resolve Mail Fraud Claims

By Ben Goldstein Feb 26, 2021
United Airlines will pay the U.S. Justice Department (DOJ) $49 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims stemming from fraud related to its mail-delivery contracts with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS).
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Archer’s First UAM Network To Serve United Airlines Hub At LAX

By Graham Warwick Feb 24, 2021
Hard on the heels of its billion-dollar investment deal, urban air mobility startup Archer has committed to launch its first air-taxi network in Los Angeles by 2024.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

Metal-Fatigue Signs Link United 777 Fan Blade Failure With 2018 Incident

By Sean Broderick Feb 23, 2021
U.S. NTSB investigators determined metal fatigue is suspected as the reason a fan blade fractured just before an in-fight engine failure suffered by United Airlines Flight 328 on Feb. 20.
Safety, Ops & Regulation

Engine Failure Prompts Immediate Action For Pratt-Powered 777s

By Sean Broderick Feb 22, 2021
Global regulators and operators moved quickly to minimize the risk of another incident involving a Pratt & Whitney-powered Boeing 777, banning them from airspace or voluntarily pulling them from service while the FAA, Boeing, and Pratt develop immediate inspection parameters. 
Safety, Ops & Regulation

United Fires Warning Shot At JetBlue With Transatlantic Expansion

By David Casey Feb 22, 2021
Transatlantic competition from Boston Logan (BOS) is set to intensify later in 2021 when United Airlines launches a new route to London Heathrow (LHR).
Airports & Routes

Daily Memo: United Airlines Charting Its Own Course In Aircraft Retirements

By Lori Ranson Feb 19, 2021
The carrier believes it is prudent to retain a certain level of flexibility during the industry’s recovery from the COVID-19 crisis.
Airlines & Lessors

Air-Taxi Startup Archer Secures United Airlines Order In Deal To Go Public

By Graham Warwick Feb 10, 2021
Urban air mobility startup Archer is to go public in a deal that will raise up to $1.1 billion to fund commercialization of the company’s all-electric air taxi.
Urban & Unmanned Aviation

RwandAir Revives New York Ambitions

By David Casey Feb 05, 2021
Rwanda’s flag-carrier RwandAir is seeking permission to launch flights to New York later in 2021 with a one-stop route operating via Ghana
Airports & Routes

United Airlines Releases ‘Travel-Ready Center’ App

By Linda Blachly Jan 25, 2021
United Airlines has launched “Travel-Ready Center,” a digital platform that enables customers to review COVID-19 entry requirements, find local testing options, and upload any required testing and vaccination records for domestic and international travel
Airlines & Lessors

United Airlines Still Uncertain About Timing Of Demand Recovery

By Ben Goldstein Jan 21, 2021
United Airlines is confident there will be an “inflection point” in the path of demand sometime in 2021, although executives are keeping mum about when exactly that might occur.
Airlines & Lessors