Tag: JetBlue

JetBlue Airbus A321 Rejects Take-off due to Engine Fire

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Jetblue Airbus A321-200, performing flight from Las Vegas to Boston (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from runway when the crew rejected takeoff at low speed (about 80 knots over ground). Crew advised they needed emergency services to verify there was no right hand engine (V2533) fire. Tower advised there was smoke coming from the […]

JetBlue and Airbus to Take off Using Renewable Jet Fuel

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus’ A320 Family production facility in the U.S. will this week deliver its first aircraft partially powered by sustainable jet fuel. The latest A321 for JetBlue is due to depart Mobile on 20 September with 15 percent sustainable jet fuel in its tanks. In total, five A321 aircraft are due to be delivered to JetBlue […]

JetBlue Becomes First Customer for Airbus A220 with 60 Firm Orders

Reading Time: < 1 minute JetBlue became the first customer for the newly-rebranded Airbus A220 aircraft, signing a Memorandum of Understanding for 60 firm orders for the larger A220-300 model. In addition, the airline converted 25 of its current orders for Airbus A320neo aircraft into orders for the larger A321neo. JetBlue’s A321neos and A220s will be powered by Pratt & […]

JetBlue A320 Suffers a Bird Strike in Salt Lake City

Reading Time: < 1 minute JetBlue Airbus A320 performing flight from Salt Lake City to Long Beach was in the initial climb about to be handed off to departure when the crew reported they had received a bird hit pretty much in the nose area. They thought they were okay and would continue. They were already climbing past the runway end […]

JetBlue’s Third Quarter Net Income Down 10%

Reading Time: < 1 minute JetBlue Airways has reported its results for the third quarter 2017. The airline reported operating income of US$310m, a decrease of 12.4% from the third quarter of 2016. Pre-tax income was US$293m, a decrease of 11.2% from the third quarter of 2016. Third quarter net income was US$179m million, this compares to JetBlue’s third quarter […]

JetBlue Posts Full Year Net Profit of US$759m

Reading Time: < 1 minute JetBlue reported operating income of US$296m in the fourth quarter and US$1.3bn for the full year, a decline of 10.4% from the fourth quarter of 2015 and a full year increase of 7.9% over 2015. The airline reported pre-tax income of US$274m in the fourth quarter and US$1.2bn for 2016, a decrease of 9.6% from […]

Low-Cost Air Carriers Spreading Wings Over the Atlantic

Reading Time: 2 minutes Low-cost air carriers are spreading their wings across the Atlantic, much to the chagrin of the major airlines now forced to serve new destinations and cut fares. Transatlantic flights operated by Norwegian Air, Iceland’s Wow air, Canada’s WestJet and Morocco’s Royal Air Maroc have multiplied in recent years as jet fuel has grown cheaper. Frequently […]

How JetBlue Is Filling Demand For Pilots

Reading Time: 5 minutes Given pilot shortage forecasts, a new ab initio hiring program launched by a US airline is going to be watched closely. New York-based JetBlue Airways’ Gateway Select program inducted its first class of cadets late this summer. One of seven dedicated pipelines leading to the JetBlue cockpit, Gateway Select is the first modern example of […]

JetBlue Orders 30 Additional A321 Aircraft

Reading Time: 2 minutes New York-based JetBlue Airways has amended its purchase agreement with Airbus to include an additional 15 Airbus A321ceo (current engine option) and 15 A321neo (new engine option) aircraft. The airline, which already operates A321s, has not yet announced its engine selection for the newly ordered aircraft. Beginning in 2019, JetBlue has the flexibility to configure […]

JetBlue Announces First Quarter Results

Reading Time: 2 minutes JetBlue Airways Corporation reported its results for the first quarter 2016. Financial Performance JetBlue reported first quarter operating revenues of $1.6 billion. Revenue passenger miles for the first quarter increased 14.1% to 11.0 billion on a capacity increase of 14.1%, resulting in a first quarter load factor of 84.2%, a 0.1 point decrease year over […]