United Airlines

June 20, 2011 - 9:35pm

United Continental Holdings has ordered blended winglets for its Boeing 767-300ERs from Aviation Partners Boeing (APB) of Seattle, Washington. With the order, the U.S. airline group becomes the largest single customer of APB, having ordered 375 Blended Winglet systems to date.

June 3, 2011 - 10:36am

In releasing its annual summer travel forecast recently, the Air Transport Association of America (ATA) projected modest, 1.5-percent growth in passengers over last year and expressed relief that people continue flying despite the overall economic impact of higher fuel prices. I would venture that ATA should worry as well about the cumulative impact of wedging people in unbearable economy-class seating.

March 30, 2011 - 12:10pm

The DOT expects to issue a final rule designed to bolster consumer protections against ramp delays of more than three hours and expand other passenger rights initiatives this month, a department spokesman told AIN.

March 22, 2011 - 10:28am

Boeing will modify United Airlines’ 777 fleet with a performance enhancement performance package designed to result in greater fuel efficiency and reduced emissions, the manufacturer and United Continental Holdings announced today.

March 7, 2011 - 9:07am

The 23rd 787 Dreamliner, flown from Everett, Wash., to San Antonio, Tex., last Friday, began undergoing so-called change incorporation work today at Boeing’s Global Services & Support site in San Antonio. The work marked the start of a process under which airplanes not expected to participate in the flight-test program undergo configuration changes to conform with standards established as part of type-certification efforts. 

February 24, 2011 - 4:30am

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) expects to issue a final rule designed to further consumer protections against tarmac delays of more than three hours and expand other passenger rights initiatives in April, a department spokesman told AIN this week.

February 16, 2011 - 5:14am

United Airlines says it expects “minimal disruption” today resulting from its grounding of its 96 Boeing 757s after a check of maintenance records showed that the airline did not fully comply with a 2004 FAA Airworthiness Directive. A United spokesman told AIN today that the groundings resulted in about 15 flight cancellations, mainly last night.

January 14, 2011 - 9:30am
An arbitrator scuttled plans by United Airlines to place the Continental Airl...

The Air Line Pilots Association won the latest battle in the war on so-called regional airline outsourcing when an arbitrator derailed United Continental Holdings’ plans to place the CO code on 70-seat jet flights operated by United Express carriers from the Continental hub cities of Houston, Newark and Cleveland.

January 14, 2011 - 9:30am
Boeing 737 deliveries totaled 376, setting a new record for the second year i...

After another year tainted by the continuing public relations disaster known as the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing Commercial Airplanes must have taken some solace from impressive sales and delivery tallies for 2010. The company posted net orders for 530 commercial airplanes during the year, compared with its anemic net total of 142 for the 2009 calendar year.

December 28, 2010 - 9:29am

The October 1 merger of United and Continental Airlines has exhumed an old bone of contention between mainline pilots and their management that stands to profoundly affect regional airlines and the Air Line Pilots Association-represented brethren employed by them.

 
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