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United Airlines orders 10 additional Embraer 175s

Embraer S.A. (São José dos Campos) announced today at the 51st International Paris Air Show an agreement with United Airlines (Chicago) to add additional E175 jets to the United Express fleet. The agreement consists of ten firm orders, which will be included in Embraer’s 2015 second-quarter backlog. Additionally, Embraer expects that United or one of the carriers that operates as United Express will convert options for 18 aircraft to firm orders in the near term. The ten firm orders have an estimated value of $444 million based on current list price.

Delivery of the first of these aircraft is expected in 2016. The E175s are configured in a dual class 76-seat layout and will operate under the United Express brand. The carrier’s 76-seat jet fleet will be comprised exclusively of E175s. This latest acquisition is in addition to a previous order from United Airlines for 30 E175s in April 2013.

 

United’s E175 will be equipped with a 12 First class, 16 Economy Plus Seats, and 48 Economy seats. Wi-Fi will also be included.

The E175s feature a new wingtip that, among other technical enhancements, improves aerodynamic performance. Fuel consumption on a typical flight is 6.4% lower than first-generation E175s. In North America, the E175 is the preferred aircraft of carriers operating 76-seat jets. In the last two years, the E175 has captured over 80% of orders among aircraft in its class from airlines in the USA.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N110SY (msn 17000405) departs from Washington (Reagan National).

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Mesa Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 N514MJ operating as flight UA3796 overruns the runway on landing at Buffalo

Mesa Airlines (Phoenix) last night (June 7) had an incident at Buffalo, New York. United Express flight UA3796 operating from the Washington (Dulles) hub to Buffalo with a Mesa Airlines Bombardier CRJ700 (CL-600-2C10) N514MJ (msn 10116) overran the runway end on landing. The regional jet came to a stop in an overrun grassy area. There were no injuries to the 69 passengers and three members on board.

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United Airlines today starts Evansville – Chicago flights

United Airlines (Chicago) today (June 4) starts United Express service between Evansville (EVV) and the Chicago O’Hare (ORD) hub. The new route will be operated by ExpressJet Airlines (Atlanta) Embraer ERJ 145s.

Copyright Photo: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Embraer ERJ 145LR (EMB-145LR) N15555 (msn 145594) arrives at Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA).

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United Airlines offers free miles to hackers to hack their websites, will lease 11 Airbus A319s, adds new domestic routes

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United Airlines (Chicago) according to Fortune, “is now offering free frequent flier miles to would-be hackers who can crack the airline’s various websites and mobile apps as part of a bug bounty program”.

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Additionally, according to Reuters, United will lease 11 used Airbus A319s from AerCap Holdings NV over the next two years in order to reduce the number of 50-seat regional jets operated. The airline also has the right to lease 14 additional A319s over the next five years.

In other news, United will also offer two new twice-daily United Express Embraer 175 flights from Denver to both Charlotte and Raleigh/Durham starting on September 13 per Airline Route.

In addition, United will start summer seasonal twice-weekly United Express Bombardier CRJ700 service from Denver to Coos Bay/North Bend, Oregon (Southwest Oregon Regional Airport) starting on July 1.

Copyright Photo above: SPA/AirlinersGallery.com. Still active and going strong, Boeing 767-322 ER N662UA (msn 27159) climbs away from London’s Heathrow Airport (LHR).

Finally, the Boeing 767-300s of United still are in demand by passengers. According to The Street, the 30 remodeled 767-300s are the second most favored wide-body aircraft (after the new Boeing 787) in the UA fleet according to passengers after-flight surveys.

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Copyright Photo below: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. Mesa Airlines‘ Embraer ERJ 170-200LR (ERJ 175) N85320 (msn 17000454) completes the approach to Washington’s Reagan National Airport (DCA).

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SkyWest’s United Express flight UA 5316 makes a successful wheels-up landing at Los Angeles

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SkyWest Airlines (St. George, Utah) operating United Express flight UA 5316 from Monterey, CA to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) made a successful left-wheels up emergency landing on runway 24L at LAX yesterday (May 11). The 43 passengers and crew members were able to safely evacuate the Bombardier (Canadair) CRJ200 (CL-600-2B19) N932SW (msn 7714).

LAX issued this short statement:

SkyWestAirlines Flt 5316 safely conducted emergency landing at #LAX. All passengers/crew safe. Mechanics inspecting to determine cause

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SkyWest Airlines operates its last Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia revenue flight

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SkyWest Airlines (St. George, Utah) on May 5 operated its last Embraer EMB-120 Brasilia revenue flight. Flight UA 5165 operated from Santa Maria to Los Angeles with the pictured EMB-120ER Brasilia N567SW (msn 120342).

SkyWest made this brief announcement on Facebook:

After more than 28 years, SkyWest’s EMB-120s completed their final flights. This plane has been a workhorse of our fleet and has played a big role in our history.

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Copyright Photo Below: Michael B. Ing/AirlinersGallery.com. N567SW arrives at Los Angeles International Airport.

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United Express Q400 flight 4882 is forced to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia with an engine fire

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Republic Airlines’ (2nd) (Indianapolis) United Express flight UA 4882 from Raleigh-Durham (RDU) to United Airlines’ hub at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) was forced to make an emergency landing at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) yesterday afternoon (April 28). The Bombardier DHC-8-402 (Q400) N336NG (msn 4336) with 71 passengers and four crew members on board safely landed on runway 9R-27L. The ARFF personnel put out the fire on the ground. The fire broke out in the number 2 engine.

PHL Airport put out this short statement:

United Express #4882 diverted from Raleigh to EWR. Right engine was on fire. Passengers evacuated, fire extinguished. Pax being bussed to EWR.

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Copyright Photo Below: Brian McDonough/AirlinersGallery.com. N336NG arrives at Washington (Reagan National) prior to this incident.

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