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United Airlines orders 50 Boeing 787 airliners

US carrier United Airlines has placed an order for 50 additiinal Boeing 787 airliners with the Seattle-based airframer. The deal will see the airline become the worlds largest operator of the 787 Dreamliner as it brings the total ordered by the airline to 150. The order is for the mid-size [read more]

United 777 (Image: Max Thrust Digital)

United Airlines to sponsor Wrexham AFC

The worlds largest airline, United Airlines (UA/UAL) is set to be the shirt sponsor of newly promoted Wrexham AFC for the 2023/24 season. Wrexham AFC shot to fame after the club was bought by Hollywood superstars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney and their rise back to the Football league was [read more]

A321neo United Airlines (Fixion/Airbus)
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Airbus wins 70 aircraft order from United Airlines

European airframer Airbus has won an order for 70 single-aisle Airbus A321neo aircraft from American carrier United Airlines (UA/UAL). The order brings the total to 130 of the type for United with 50 Airbus A321XLRs already on order. Christian Scherer, Airbus Chief Commercial Officer and Head of International said: “Such [read more]

Boom Overture in United Colours
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United bets on supersonic Boom

US carrier United Airlines has taken civil aviation by surprise by betting big on future supersonic transport after it announced a commercial agreement with Denver based Boom Supersonic to add the Overture supersonic airliner to its fleet. At a price of $200m (list), United has a agreed to purchase 15 [read more]

UA328 Boeing 777-200 (Image: NTSB/Public Domain)
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FAA orders thermal checks on PW4000 compressor fans

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has issued an emergency airworthiness directive (AD #2021-05-51) ordering US operators of Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112 engines to carry out thermal checks on compressor blades before allowing them to return to service. The directive comes after initial findings by the [read more]

UA328 Boeing 777-200 (Image: NTSB/Public Domain)
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UA328: Initial NTSB findings show metal fatigue

Initial inspections of the Pratt & Whitney PW4000-112 engine that caught fire on flight UA328 on Saturday have found that Turbine Blade No11 sheared off at the root “likely caused by metal fatigue”. Turbine Blade 10 was also sheared mid-way along its length, probably after being hit by Blade 11. [read more]

United Airlines Boeing 777 (File Image)
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Pratt & Whitney powered 777s grounded

Boeing has recommended that any airline flying the Pratt & Whitney 4000-112 powered Boeing 777 should ground them pending an investigation into the United Airlines flight which suffered an uncontained engine failure on Saturday. United Airlines,  Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, All Nippon Airways and Japan Airlines all operate the type of [read more]

United Airlines Boeing 767-300 (Aviation Media Agency)
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United to end Manchester to New York route

United Airlines (UA/UAL) has confirmed it will not be restarting flights from Manchester Airport in 2020. The Chicago, Illinois based airline previously operated a flight between Manchester Airport (MAN/EGCC) and New York Liberty (EWR/KEWR) and had been due to restart operations on the 24th October after a spring and summer [read more]