Robert Isom

American opts for Boeing over Airbus

American Airlines has cancelled its order for 22 Airbus A350s, instead placing an order for 47 additional Boeing 787s, valued at $12bn.  The new Dreamliners, 22 -8s and 25 -9s powered by General Electric’s GEnx-1B engines, are scheduled to begin

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Kirby Switches from American to United

Scott Kirby has been named president of United Airlines.  This is a newly created role at the airline and will see Kirby assume responsibility for United’s operations, marketing, sales, alliances, network planning and revenue management.  His appointment is effective immediately

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