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United Airlines

More A350s for United

United Airlines has expanded its existing order for the A350 from 35 to 45 aircraft.  The US carrier has also switched variants from the -1000 to the -900.  Despite being a long-term Airbus customer, the aircraft will be United’s first

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CommutAir Accelerates Turboprop Retirement

Ohio-based CommutAir has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with United Airlines for 21 Embraer ERJ 145s.  The aircraft are in addition to its existing 40-jet agreement with the US mainline carrier, which operate under the United Express brand. The

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United Accelerates 747 Retirement

United Airlines will retire its Boeing 747 fleet in Q4, a year earlier than planned. President Scott Kirby announced that the company will bring forward the retirement of the 20-strong fleet in a message posted to employees on January 11.  “As

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Kirby Switches from American to United

Scott Kirby has been named president of United Airlines.  This is a newly created role at the airline and will see Kirby assume responsibility for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management.  His appointment is effective immediately

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United Outlines Fleet Changes

United Airlines is accelerating the retirement of its Boeing 747-400s with the entire fleet to be phased out by the end of 2018.  To fill the void left by the Jumbo’s withdrawal, the US carrier has converted some of its

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Home Market Success

Boeing Commercial Airplanes is seeking to secure further commitments for its Next-Generation 737 models as it continues to sell its remaining slots before switching production to the 737 MAX in late 2019. 

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