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United Plans Largest Transatlantic Expansion in its History, Including 10 New Flights and Five New Destinations Debuting Summer 2022

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:20pm

"Our expansion offers the widest range of destinations to discover introducing new, trendy locales that our customers will love, as well as adding more flights to iconic, popular cities."

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  • "Our expansion offers the widest range of destinations to discover introducing new, trendy locales that our customers will love, as well as adding more flights to iconic, popular cities."
  • United will be the only North American carrier flying direct to Amman with service three times weekly with a Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner.
  • Beginning May 20, United will become the only U.S. carrier to fly to Norway with flights launching between New York/Newark and Bergen.
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

Plug Power Invests in Airflow To Bring Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propulsion System to Part 23 Aircraft

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:01pm

Under this new partnership, the companies are co-developing and certifying a hydrogen fuel cell-based propulsion system designed for a new generation of sub-regional aircraft.

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  • Under this new partnership, the companies are co-developing and certifying a hydrogen fuel cell-based propulsion system designed for a new generation of sub-regional aircraft.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20211013005431/en/
    Plug Power Invests in Airflow To Bring Hydrogen Fuel Cell Propulsion System to Part 23 Aircraft (Photo: Business Wire)
    Airflow has recently secured over $600M in Letters of Intent (LOIs) from eleven airlines operating sub-regional aircraft.
  • This work is an extension of Plug Powers ongoing partnership with Albany International Airport where their hydrogen fuel cell solutions power ground support equipment .
  • Since partnering with other aerospace pioneers including Universal Hydrogen, Plug Power has embarked on a rigorous effort to adapt its ProGen-based hydrogen fuel cell stack specifically for aerospace applications.

Bombardier and Signature Flight Support Sign Milestone Agreement to Develop Diverse Suite of Services for an Enhanced Customer Experience

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 8:00pm

The first area of collaboration, announced earlier this year, designates Signature Flight Support as the preferred concierge service provider at Bombardier service centres in the U.S. and Europe.

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  • The first area of collaboration, announced earlier this year, designates Signature Flight Support as the preferred concierge service provider at Bombardier service centres in the U.S. and Europe.
  • Bombardier customers will now receive turnkey access to an elite selection of concierge services emblematic of the Signature brand.
  • Bombardier business jet customers demand and expect the highest level of sophistication and service reliability, and this milestone agreement with Signature Flight Support delivers the turn-key, white-glove service experience our customers deserve, said Jean-Christophe Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Services and Support, and Corporate Strategy, Bombardier.
  • Headquartered in Montral, Canada, Bombardier is present in more than 12 countries including its production/engineering sites and its customer support network.

United Announces Promotions and Leadership Changes in Network Planning and Procurement

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 5:39pm

In addition to these promotions, United also named former United Express Senior Vice President Sarah Murphy to lead the airline's new Global Sourcing organization as Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing and Chief Procurement Officer.

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  • In addition to these promotions, United also named former United Express Senior Vice President Sarah Murphy to lead the airline's new Global Sourcing organization as Senior Vice President of Global Sourcing and Chief Procurement Officer.
  • "He has helped us execute network strategies that would ordinarily take years to develop in a matter of months.
  • Gupta, formerly Vice President of Network Planning and Scheduling, will now assume responsibility for the operation and strategy of the United Express network in addition to leading the domestic planning team.
  • By linking the United Express operation more closely with the airline's domestic planning team, United expects to better optimize its network and deliver a better, more consistent experience with the products and services it offers.

Bombardier Rides Momentum into NBAA Airshow with Mock-up of New Challenger 3500 Business Jet, Launch Customer Announcement

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 3:45pm

And what better way to celebrate our newest business jet than to showcase our beautiful interior mock-up and to be joined by Mr. Goldberg, our Challenger 3500 aircraft launch customer.

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  • And what better way to celebrate our newest business jet than to showcase our beautiful interior mock-up and to be joined by Mr. Goldberg, our Challenger 3500 aircraft launch customer.
  • Im overjoyed to be the launch customer for the Challenger 3500 aircraft, said Mr. Goldberg, who currently owns a Challenger 350 jet.
  • For more information about our industry-leading business jets, visit the Bombardier Business Aircraft website .
  • Bombardier, Challenger 350, Challenger 3500, Global 6500, Global 7500 and Nuage are registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.

United Plans Largest Domestic Schedule Since March 2020

Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 1:00pm

The airline plans to offer more than 3,500 daily domestic flights in December, representing 91% of its domestic capacity compared to 2019.

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  • The airline plans to offer more than 3,500 daily domestic flights in December, representing 91% of its domestic capacity compared to 2019.
  • In December, United will begin new direct flights to Las Vegas and Phoenix from Cleveland, and to Orlando from Indianapolis.
  • Customers who prefer fresh powder can enjoy more flights to ski destinations with United than any other carrier.
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

United Becomes First Airline to Introduce PayPal QR Codes as Inflight Payment Option

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 6:25pm

Starting next month, United customers on select flights can simply show a flight attendant the PayPal QR Code in the PayPal app and use it to buy snacks, drinks and other inflight purchases while onboard.

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  • Starting next month, United customers on select flights can simply show a flight attendant the PayPal QR Code in the PayPal app and use it to buy snacks, drinks and other inflight purchases while onboard.
  • United is the first airline to offer PayPal QR Codes, and this partnership is part of United's easy-to-use, industry-leading suite of contactless payment tools.
  • "Bringing PayPal QR Codes inflight reinforces our commitment to offering customers choice and provides a new level of touch-free convenience for consumers when making in-flight purchases, within the PayPal app they know and trust."
  • Customers can pay using PayPal QR Codes to enjoy one of many new food and beverage offerings United launched this year.

World Energy CEO selected as "Chief Trailblazer Award" Finalist for the 2021 S&P Global Platts Global Energy Awards

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 8:09pm

BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --World Energy, a low-carbon solutions provider for transport, announced today that S&P Global Platts named its CEO Gene Gebolys as a Chief Trailblazer finalist for their Global Energy Awards.

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  • BOSTON, Oct. 5, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --World Energy, a low-carbon solutions provider for transport, announced today that S&P Global Platts named its CEO Gene Gebolys as a Chief Trailblazer finalist for their Global Energy Awards.
  • S&P Global Platts, the leading global provider of energy and commodities information and spot market benchmarks, announced the 2021 finalists on September 27, 2021, and will reveal the winners during a Gala in New York City on December 9, 2021.
  • Among its many innovations, World Energy operates the world's first and America's only commercial-scale Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) production facility.
  • S&P Global Platts is a division of S&P Global, which provides essential intelligence for companies, governments, and individuals to make decisions with confidence.

United Airlines and Airlink Announce Commercial Agreement to Help Customers Explore Southern Africa

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 2:00pm

CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Airlines and Airlink , a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.

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  • CHICAGO, Sept. 28, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, United Airlines and Airlink , a South African airline, announced a new codeshare agreement that will offer customers more connections between the U.S. and Southern Africa than any other airline alliance.
  • The new agreement, which is subject to government approval, will offer one stop connections from the U.S. to more than 40 destinations in Southern Africa.
  • "And now through our codeshare agreement with Airlink - which is the most expansive partnership in Southern Africa - customers will be able to easily explore more bucket list destinations across the continent including easy connections to Zambia, Zimbabwe and more."
  • In 2019, United and United Express carriers operated more than 1.7 million flights carrying more than 162 million customers.

Bombardier’s Flagship Global 7500 and Best-selling Challenger 350 Business Jets on Display in Europe

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 6:00am

The Global 7500 aircraft created a new space at the upper end of the business jet spectrum since its entry-into-service, with the 100th aircraft already being manufactured.

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  • The Global 7500 aircraft created a new space at the upper end of the business jet spectrum since its entry-into-service, with the 100th aircraft already being manufactured.
  • Bombardiers commitment to sustainability is also on display during this tour, as the Challenger 350 and Global 7500 aircraft are travelling through Europe on Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), refined by Neste.
  • For more information about our industry-leading business jets, visit the Bombardier Business Aircraft website .
  • Bombardier, Challenger 350, Challenger 3500, Global, Global 7500 and Nuage are registered or unregistered trademarks of Bombardier Inc. or its subsidiaries.