Tag: United Airlines

United Express Plane Evacuated After Passenger Says ‘Bomb’

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Airlines plane was evacuated at Albany International Airport (ALB) after an “irrational” passenger reportedly said the word “bomb.” The New Jersey-bound plane, United Airlines Flight UA4941 (ALB to EWR) was evacuated after a passenger spoke of a bomb Wednesday morning. The aircraft was a Bombardier Dash 8 Q300, registration N839CA, and was being […]

Boeing 787-10 Major Assembly Begins

Reading Time: 1 minute Major assembly on the Boeing 787-10, which the manufacturer describes as a straightforward stretch of the 787-9, has started. The 787-10, which will be the largest variant in the 787 family of aircraft, will be 18 ft. (5.5 m) longer than the 787-9. It is expected to achieve first flight in 2017. First delivery is […]

United Airlines Launches Flights Using Sustainable Biofuel

Reading Time: 3 minutes United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport. The launch marks a significant milestone in the commercial aviation industry by moving beyond demonstration flights and test programs […]

United Airlines Updates Its Fleet

Reading Time: 2 minutes United Airlines announced an order to purchase 25 new Boeing 737-700 aircraft. The order is in addition to the previously announced order of 40 737-700s. United will take delivery of the aircraft beginning at the end of 2017. The new 737-700 aircraft will enable United to continue utilizing larger, more efficient aircraft as the airline […]

US Carriers Apply to Start Scheduled Flights to Cuba

Reading Time: 2 minutes All four US major carriers and at least three independents filed applications with the US government Wednesday seeking approval to provide nonstop services to Cuba. The flood of filings, submitted March 2, come after the US and Cuba announced an agreement in February to resume scheduled commercial air service. Services are expected to begin late […]

The First Boeing 727 Made It’s Last Flight

Reading Time: 4 minutes As the Museum of Flight made the final flight of the first ever built Boeing 727 from its Restoration Center down to the actual museum, we look back at the history of the Boeing 727 program. This specific aircraft, N7001U, has spent the past 25 years at the Museum of Flight Restoration Center up at Paine […]