Tag: JetBlue

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 […]

Airbus Delivers Its First Aircraft Produced in the USA

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first ever delivery of an aircraft from the Airbus U.S. Manufacturing Facility took place on April 25th, in Mobile, Alabama. The entire team of employees from the American assembly line gathered to present their very first completed product, an Airbus A321, to JetBlue. On hand for the occasion were executives from Airbus, JetBlue senior […]

JetBlue Now Taking Ab Initio Applications

Reading Time: 2 minutes Jet Blue has launched an ab initio training program that it hopes will help to diversify its hiring pool and also give the company control over a pilot’s training from start to finish. The four-year program, which has been in the works since last year, is now accepting online applicants, at a cost of $125,000. […]

First Airbus Aircraft Produced in the U.S. Takes Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes The first Airbus aircraft produced in the U.S. Manufacturing Facility has flown for the first time. The A321, destined for JetBlue took off from the Mobile Aeroplex at Brookley in Mobile, Alabama, at 9:36 a.m., performed its test sequences, and landed safely at 1:02 p.m. The aircraft was flown by Test Pilots Mark McCullins and […]

JetBlue Launches ‘Gateway Select’ Pilot Training Program

Reading Time: 4 minutes JetBlue announced the launch of its seventh pilot recruiting pathway, Gateway Select, the airline’s new competency-based training program for aspiring pilots.  JetBlue also announced it will partner with CAE to help deliver Gateway Select’s training curriculum, leveraging CAE’s experience in delivering competency-based training programs to airlines throughout the world. Gateway Select allows participants the opportunity […]

Idea of Low Cost Carriers Connecting with Legacy Carriers

Reading Time: 3 minutes This week, the Financial Times looked at the purportedly novel idea that Ryanair and easyJet may try to cooperate with legacy carriers to transfer passengers. This would be news for those two airlines, but it’s not a surprise. While it’s certainly not something without precedent, this plan is a little different. It’s going to be […]