Tag: United

United Boeing 737 Experiences Tail Strike on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Boeing 737-900, registration N75436 performing flight UA-401 from Reno,NV to Denver,CO (USA), landed on Denver’s runway but struck its tail onto the runway surface. The aircraft continued landing, rolled out without further incident and taxied to the apron. A passenger reported the aircraft slammed into the runway twice, the pilots didn’t make any […]

United Boeing 767 Rejects Take-off Due to Bird Strike

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Boeing 767-300, performing flight from Geneva (Switzerland) to Newark (USA), rejected take-off due to bird strike. Aircraft was accelerating for take-off from Geneva’s runway 05 when the crew rejected take-off at high speed (about 130 knots over ground) following a bird strike into one of the engines (PW4060). The aircraft slowed safely, vacated the […]

United Boeing 737 Overruns Runway on Landing

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Boeing 737-900, performing flight from Phoenix to Chicago O’Hare (USA) with 129 people on board, overran runway on landing. Aircraft landed on Chicago’s runway 04R but overran the end of the runway and came to a stop with at least the nose gear off the paved surface. The passengers disembarked via mobile stairs and […]

Skywest Canadair CRJ-200 Experiences Engine Problem

Reading Time: 1 minute A Skywest Canadair CRJ-200 on behalf of United, performing flight from San Francisco to Burbank (USA), experienced engine problem. Aircraft was descending towards Burbank when the crew reported a problem with the right hand engine (CF34) and decided to divert to Los Angeles (USA). The aircraft landed safely on Los Angeles’ runway 24R, queried with tower […]

United Airbus A320 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Airbus A320-200, performing flight from Fort Myers to Newark (USA), engine shut down in flight. Aircraft was climbing out of Ft. Myers’ runway when the left hand engine (V2527) emitted a loud bang and streaks of flame prompting the crew to stop the climb at about 13500 feet, shut the engine down and return […]

United Boeing 767 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute A United Boeing 767-300 was climbing through FL135 when the crew stopped the climb due to the failure of the right hand engine (PW4052). The crew shut the engine down and returned to Munich for a safe landing on runway 26R about 22 minutes after departure. A passengers reported the engine went “boom”, another passenger […]

FAA Proposes $435 000 Civil Penalty Against United Airlines

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) proposes a $435,000 civil penalty against United Airlines for allegedly operating an aircraft that was not in an airworthy condition. The FAA alleges that on June 9, 2014, United mechanics replaced a fuel pump pressure switch on a Boeing 787 in response to a problem that […]

American and United To Roll Out Their ‘Basic Economy’ Fares

Reading Time: 2 minutes American Airlines and United Airlines have launched their ‘Basic Economy’ fares, which align it with ultra-low-cost carriers such as Allegiant, Frontier and Spirit, that are rapidly expanding across the USA. From now on both carriers will sell ‘Basic Economy’ fares, which will entitle travelers only for their seat on the aircraft, and charge extra for […]

Can Airlines Help Make Cars Safer?

Reading Time: 1 minute Safety is the number one priority of any transportation industry, and corporations and government regulators alike are constantly searching for ways to improve. That applies to the automotive industry, of course, but also to the airline industry. So to see if the former could stand to learn from the latter, two government agencies are organizing […]

Republic Airways Blames Pilot Shortage for Bankruptcy

Reading Time: 1 minute Republic Airways, which operates regional flights for Delta, American and United, announced recently that it is going through Chapter 11 bankruptcy. While an airline going bankrupt is not unusual news, the reason behind the announcement is. The airline blamed its problems on a shortage of pilots. “Our filing today is a result of our loss […]