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United Could Order 100 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft, 100 Airbus A321neo

United Could Order 100 Boeing 737 Max Aircraft, 100 Airbus A321neo

United Airlines is reportedly in talks to purchase 200 single-aisle aircraft in an order split between Airbus and Boeing.
If confirmed, the deal would include at least 100 168-seat Boeing 737 MAX 8 jetliners and up to 100 of the 200-seat A321neo aircraft, according to multiple media reports.
The negotiations with Boeing were first reported by Bloomberg, which said that the airline wants to upgrade its fleet at a time when travel …

Alaska, Boeing , NOAA Partner on Sustainability Efforts

Alaska, Boeing , NOAA Partner on Sustainability Efforts

Alaska Airlines and Boeing announced that the two companies are testing a variety of technologies on a new Boeing 737-9 aircraft that will reduce emissions and noise and also recycle carbon composites.
The special ecoDemonstrator 737-9 will test a new fire extinguishing agent for aircraft, replacing Halon 1301, which reduces the effects on the ozone layer, measure greenhouse-gas levels in the atmosphere in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, …

Great Moments in Travel History – June 2021

June, the sixth month of the year, derives its name from the Latin name for the Junius, which in turn comes from the ancient Roman goddess Juno, wife of Saturn and protector and special counselor of the state.
The month of June includes the celebration of the summer solstice in the Northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year, where it is also the start of meterological summer. Midsummer is observed …

Alaska to Expand Fleet with New Boeing 737 Max, Embraer 175 Jetliners

Alaska to Expand Fleet with New Boeing 737 Max, Embraer 175 Jetliners

Alaska Airlines announced plans on Thursday for a significant fleet expansion slated as well as a new route to Central America.
Between 2022 and 2023, the carrier will add 17 new Embraer 175 jets to its regional fleet, with plans for nine of the aircraft to be operated by Horizon Air, and eight by SkyWest.
In addition, Alaska will exercise options for Boeing 737-9 Max deliveries in 2023 and 2024.
Finally, Alaska announced …

Great Moments in Travel History – May 2021

“Tra la, it’s May, the lusty Month of May,” as the song from “Camelot” goes. May, the fifth month in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars is typically the epitome of spring in the Northern Hemisphere and of autumn in the Southern. May Day, typically celebrated on May 1, is an ancient Northern Hemisphere spring festival that celebrates the season. It is also a public holiday in many countries, in …

Boeing Posts $537 Million Loss in Q1

Boeing Posts $537 Million Loss in Q1

Boeing announced financial results for first quarter of 2021 on Wednesday.
The Chicago-based aircraft company reported a net loss of $561 million for the first quarter on revenue of $15.2 billion, a 10% year-over-year decline.
The company said it expects 2021 to be a turning point as more people across the globe are inoculated against the coronavirus.
“While the global pandemic continues to challenge the overall market environment, we view 2021 as a …

United Airlines Plans to Return its Grounded Boeing 777-200s with Pratt & Whitney Engines to the Skies

United Airlines Plans to Return its Grounded Boeing 777-200s with Pratt & Whitney Engines to the Skies

United Airlines said that it does plan to return its grounded Boeing 777-200 planes to the skies “in the future,” without providing a specific timetable.
The airline grounded its fleet of 777-200 equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines on February 20 at the direction of federal regulators after a United Airlines Boeing 777-200 was forced to return to Denver International Airport after it suffered an engine failure shortly after taking …