Tag Archives: United Airlines

Last flight for first Boeing 727

The first Boeing 727 ever built (N7001U) will be flown from Paine Field, Everett, to Boeing Field today, Wednesday, March 2. The aircraft was donated to the Museum of Flight by United Air Lines in 1991, and has been under restoration ever since by volunteer crews at the Museum’s Restoration Center and Reserve Collection at […]

SkyWest orders extra E-175s

SkyWest Airlines (USA) has ordered 18 additional Embraer E-175 aircraft. The airline will operate them on behalf of United Airlines in ‘United Express’ colours. With this new purchase, the total number of SkyWest E-175 firm orders reaches 73 units. Delivery of the first aircraft is expected in 2016. The E-jets will be configured in a […]

Computer issue grounds United Airlines fleet for 90 minutes

Due to computer problems, United Airlines has grounded all its flights at all airports it serves today for around one and an half hour. The FAA reported that all aircraft were kept on the ground until the problem was solved. Delays were expected for the whole day and affected 235 domestic and 138 international destinations. […]

United invests in alternative fuel

United Airlines invests US$30 million to acquire an equity in US-based alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc., a pioneer in the conversion of municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. It is the single largest investment by a U.S. airline in alternative fuels up to now. United and Fulcrum will jointly develop up to […]

United and Azul team up

United Airlines will invest US$100 million to acquire a 5 per cent stake in Azul Brazilian Airlines. The airlines will form a long-term strategic partnership. Azul is Brazil’s third largest airline. It was founded by David Neeleman, who is currently Azul’s CEO and also founded the US airline JetBlue Airways. Today, Azul is Brazil’s third […]

Embraer sells seven E-190s to Colorful Guizhou Airlines

The Chinese start-up carrier Colorful Guizhou Airlines has signed a firm order for seven Embraer E-190 aircraft and taken options on another ten. The first aircraft is scheduled for delivery in 2015. Colorful Guizhou Airlines is Embraer’s fifth E-Jet customer in China and the first in the southwest of the country. Colorful Guizhou Airlines will […]

Boeing 777 twenty years in service

Today, twenty years ago, on 7 June 1995, the Boeing 777 entered service with United Airlines. On that day, the airline introduced the type on its Denver to Chicago O’Hare route, soon followed by United’s first international flight with the type, from Washington Dulles to London Heathrow. The Triple Seven is among the most successful […]