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United Airlines CEO to step down

Oscar Munoz, the Chief Executive Officer of the United Airlines, is stepping down in May 2020, to be replaced by J. Scott Kirby, the U.S. legacy carrier announced on December 5, 2019. ...


AeroTime Team
United still confused about A350XWB, pushes deliveries to 2027

United Airlines is deferring Airbus A350XWB order once again, this time pushing first deliveries from 2020 to 2027. While the first XWBs have not even been delivered, the aircraft type is already struggling to find its place in United’s fleet. After a series of deferrals and postponements, the A350 is now expected to enter United’ fleet 11 years later than originally expected. ...


Zivile Zalagenaite
United Airlines picks Boeing 757 successor, opts Airbus A321XLR

United Airlines has finally decided on which aircraft will replace its aging Boeing 757-200 fleet. The spot is going to be occupied by a brand new extra long-range narrow-body, the Airbus A321XLR. The first of new airliners are expected to serve United’s international routes already in 2024, the U.S. legacy carrier announced on December 3, 2019. ...


Ruta Burbaite
United courting Brazil’s Azul for partnership with Avianca, Copa

These days U.S. legacy carriers are vying for their piece of the Latin America cake. The latest in line – United Airlines. Brazil’s Azul Linhas Aéreas is reportedly in talks to join United, along with Avianca Holdings and Copa Holdings, in a partnership for flights between the U.S. and Latin America. With Delta’s newly acquired 20% stake in Chilean carrier LATAM and American Airlines’ alleged negotiations with Brazi...


Ruta Burbaite
Airbus slapped with 10% tariffs, industry to lose more, it says

Washington is set to make good on its pledge to retaliate on European Union (EU) goods, including aircraft, in the long-running jet subsidy case. Following the penalty award by the World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator, the U.S. announced it will slap 10% tariffs on European-made aircraft as well as 25% duties on other industrial and agricultural products from the EU. Airbus together with its U.S. based customers have expressed deep concerns...


Gediminas Ziemelis
How your heavy coat can cut airline's profit?

It is a well known fact that aviation business is an expensive pleasure. In order not to lose their space in the market by constantly increasing ticket prices, airlines take a different route and shif...


Ruta Burbaite
American Airlines extends Boeing 737 MAX groundings 4th time

UPDATED. Top U.S. carrier American Airlines had already pushed back the date of its Boeing 737 MAX fleet return to service several times. First through July, then August, then September, and now, for the fourth time, through November 2019. United has followed suit by dropping its MAX jets from its schedule for another two months. Southwest is expected to follow their lead by announcing a November deadline as well. Unfortunately, the grounding of...


Clement Charpentreau
Multiple airlines modify flights after Iranian incident

Following the shooting of a U.S. drone by Iran on June 20, 2019, several airlines modified their routes or suspended flights that crossed the airspace above the Strait of Hormuz and the Gulf of Oman....


Paris Air Show
United to continue regional fleet replacement with 39 E175 jets

United Airlines has signed a deal with Brazil’s Embraer at the Paris Air Show on June 17, 2019, for a total of 39 E-Jets that will go to its regional branch, United Express....


AeroTime Team
United unveils new livery: no more gold

On April 24, 2019, United Airlines is officially revealing their new aircraft livery. As the airline itself explains, the re-do is best described as “gold out, blue in”. Take a look at the re-do in a video below....