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1. United to deploy 767s on international routes from N.J. airport

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

United Airlines plans to deploy Boeing 767s on four international routes from Newark Liberty International Airport in Newark, N.J. United previously used 757s for the routes. Air Transport World (04/21)


2. United Airlines switches order from 787s to 777-300ERs

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 23, 2015

Reuters (04/23)


3. Delta Air Lines plans to install LED lighting on entire fleet

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

TreeHugger (04/21)


4. JetBlue updates pricing model for Mint premium service

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Motley Fool, The (04/20)


5. American CEO says demand should drive O'Hare plans

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Crain's Chicago Business (tiered subscription model) (04/21)


6. Futuristic plane design relies solely on green energy

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

Aviation designer Oscar Vinals has unveiled a futuristic design for a three-deck plane with zero carbon emissions. The AWWA-QG Progress Eagle relies on six hydrogen engines, as well as solar panels and a wind turbine, to power the aircraft. "The best aspect of the Progress Eagle would be its capacity to generate its own energy," Vinals said. CNN (04/21)


7. American relies on employee feedback for uniform design

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015

American Airlines has adapted prototypes for its employee uniforms, and will conduct another wear test over the coming months. The carrier conducted an initial wear test with 400 employees earlier this year for the uniforms, which are slated to debut in 2016. "We've taken a lot of that feedback and revised some of the designs," said Casey Norton, American spokesman. Tulsa World (Okla.) (04/22)


8. U.S. airlines are poised for strong Q1, analysts say

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 21, 2015

Analysts predict 10 of the largest U.S. carriers will report record profits for the first quarter. Michael Linenberg, an analyst for Deutsche Bank, said his forecast of $2.8 billion "represents a record for the quarter and marks only the third profitable March quarter for the industry in a decade." Dallas Morning News (free content), The (04/20)


9. American 1Q results top analyst expectations

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

American Airlines Group reported earnings of $932 million for the first quarter, exceeding analyst expectations. The carrier also declared a dividend of 10 cents for the quarter. CEO Doug Parker said American is on track to complete the integration process from its 2013 merger with US Airways. In a letter to American Airlines employees, Parker wrote, "All of the [integration] work thus far has meant change for everyone as we learn new systems, processes and policies. But we're getting through it and thanks to all of you, we are taking care of our customers at the same time." Wall Street Journal (tiered subscription model), The (04/23) Dallas Morning News (free content), The (04/24) Reuters (04/24)


10. Atlanta airport to modify gate for A380

Airlines for America SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015

Atlanta Journal-Constitution (free content), The (04/23)




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