United Airlines Fleet Updates [2018 Edition]

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The Fleet Status site is:
https://sites.google.com/site/unitedfleetsite/

At the site, you can find information about the interior features, livery, etc., for every plane in United's fleet.

United Airlines Equipment (Aircraft) Codes (via JOSECONLSCREW28)- code refers to type and configuration but not IFE:

sCO
73Z - B737-700 Guam Configuration (12/30/84 Slimline)
73G - B737-700 Slimline (12/36/78 config)
73R - B737-700 Slimline, former GUM and former Copa (PDE)
73Y - B737-800 Slimline Config (16/54/96 config)
73U - B737-800 Guam Slimline Configuration (16/42/108 config)
73Q - B737-800 Slimline (16/54/96) with SFP (a/c 3519 and above 16/48/102) 3528 and up Sky Interior, 3532 and up Sky bins
73C - B737-900 Slimline (20/42/117 config)
73L - B737-900ER Slimline Config (3413-3442 & 3479: 20/42/117), (3443-3478: 20/39/120) (3479 Sky Interior and Space bins)
37X - 737-MAX9 Slimline 20/48/111)
75B - B757-200 Int'l Config (16/45/108)
75A - B757-300 (24/57/132 config) - obsolete with last 3 in mod
75E - B757-300 Slimline (24/57/156 config)
76P - B767-400ER (39/70/131 with Y crew mod)
78V - B787-8 (36/70/113 config)
78Z - B787-9 (48/88/116 config)
77Y - B777-200ER ("Version 2"/ 50/72/145 config)

sUA
19S - A319 version 1 (8/42/78 config)
19C - A319 version 2 (ex-CZ frames) (8/42/78 config)
20S - A320 version 1 (12/42/96 config)
20C - A320 version 2 (ex-CZ frames) (12/42/96 config)
37K - B737-900ER (20/39/120 a/c 3810-3810 ) (20/42/117 a/c 3811-3894 Sky - a/c 3895-3899 Space Bins)
75K - B757-200 (formerly known as "ps") (28/42/72 config)
76N - B767-300ER 3-cabin (6/26/71/80 config) - obsolete with last unit in mod
76C - B767-300ER 2-cabin non-Polaris (30/49/135 config)
76A - B767-300ER Polaris 2 class (30/46/138 config)
77G - B777-200 Domestic (Versions 3 & 4 / 28/102/234 config)
77J - B777-200ER 3-cabin (27xx Tail#'s) ("Version 1"/ 8/40/113/108 config)
77Q - B777-200ER 3-cabin (20xx & 28xx Tail #s) ("Version 1"/ 8/40/113/108 config)
77T - B777-300ER Polaris (60/86/156 config) - With Premium economy (60/24/46/156)
78U - B787-9 AC# 968-972

Here's what each of the facilities do historically:
HKG, heavy widebody maint and reconf (also heavy GUM 737 maint); 763 Polaris mods
XMN 772 Polaris mods, 777/787 heavy maint
LCQ, Airbus heavy and some medium heavy maint, Airbus Inductions and mods, 737NG reconfiguration
DLH, Airbus maintenance
MIA, 753 ISP, 763 main/WiFi, some 757 maint, 737NG reconfiguration and maintenance, Airbus maint.
HOU, 737 heavier maintenance, slimline seats, some shorter mod work
RFD, 752 scimitar winglets, 737NG reconfigurations, 753 slimlines
SAT 757 maint
SKF 39M final induction installations
ILN some 763 maint
VQQ some 763 maint
SFO, Airbus D checks, heavy 772 maint, 737NG C checks, other maint.
MCO, 737/757 maintenance, some mods.
IAH, light maint, slimlines on 73G
VCV, AMA and FTW for paint.
XMN, 772 maintenance
PVG, 788 modifications/WiFi
PEK, some widebody maint.
VCV, AMA, CWF, FTW paint
SEA, 77W, 739 new delivery induction, some 789s as well
DEN, IAD, 789 new delivery induction

Services ended at INT and MCN - Appears services suspended or ended at PEK
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Old Dec 31, 17, 7:10 pm
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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2018 Edition]

Picking up from the 2017 thread United Airlines Fleet Updates [2017 Edition]

In 2017:
Entire fleet of 744s retired (last 20 exited in 2017)
12x 77Ws delivered (14 total - all with Polaris seats)
3x 789s delivered (brings total to 21)
752 scimitar program almost completed
73G slimline and new F cabin well underway
738 slimline and scimitar program almost complete
739 slimline program completed (1 unit still without scimitars)
4x new 738s delivered
2x used A320s delivered
6x used A319s delivered

34 50-seaters were removed from service (5 CR2s, 24 ER4s, 5 Q300s)
40 50-seaters were added to UAX service (all CR2s)
9 37-seaters were removed from service (2 E35s and 7 Q200s)
Entire fleet of Q300s were removed from service
Air Wisconsin began UAX service with fleet of CR2s
35 76-seat E175s were delivered.
14 CR7s removed from service


Jan 2018 United Fleet & 2018 Outlook:

A319 fleet: 67 total - all have new F seats, anticipate more used frames from China Southern in 2018

A320 fleet: 99 total - all have new F seats, no changes expected although more used frames are possible

73G fleet: 40 total (4 in Guam service) - all have scimitars, slimline program underway and new First seats being installed, should be finished in 2018

738 fleet: 141 total (7 in Guam service) - all have scimitars, only 6 more until slimline mod program is complete

739 fleet: 148 total - one without scimitars, all have slimlines, no other changes anticipated

73M fleet: first six 7M9 aircraft to enter fleet in 2018.

752 fleet: 56 total - scimitars on 39 of 41 16J frames, other 2 in 2018. 15 28J units will not get scimitars

753 fleet: 21 total - to get slimlines and new F seats in 2018, first frame in mod now

763 fleet: 35 total - 21 2-class will stay as is, 3 have Polaris, remaining 11 3-class frames to get Polaris in 2018

764 fleet: 16 total - crew rest modification in 2018, no other changes anticipated

772 fleet: 19 total - no changes anticipated

77E fleet: 55 total - 33x 3-class units to begin Polaris modification in 2018, remaining 22 2-class units to follow with Polaris modification

77W fleet: 14 total - all have Polaris seats, 4 more deliveries in 2018

788 fleet: 12 total - no changes anticipated

789 fleet: 21 total - 4 more deliveries in 2018, no other changes anticipated

78J fleet: first deliveries in late 2018 with Polaris seats installed (possibly up to 4 in service by year end)

CRJ-200 fleet: 104 Total (31 Air Wisconsin, 73 Skywest) plus 7 floaters - Air Wisconsin will add to their fleet in 2018, Skywest anticipate some reduction in frames

CRJ-700 fleet: 65 total (20 Skywest, 20 Mesa, 25 GoJet) - anticipate a few more will leave the fleet this year

E170 fleet: 38 total + 1 floater (all Republic) - no changes anticipated

E175 fleet: 152 total (65 Skywest, 59 Mesa, 28 Republic) - last frame delivered and will enter service with Mesa in early 2018, this completes scope limit of 153

ERJ-145 fleet: 170 total (109 ExpressJet, 38 TransStates, 23 CommutAir) - plans in flux, CommutAir and/or ExpressJet may receive more in 2018, some ExpressJet frames scheduled to come off contract

ERJ-135 fleet: 3 total (all ExpressJet) - likely elimination of type in 2018

Q200 fleet: 9 total (all Commutair) - elimination of type in early 2018

ATR42 fleet: 3 total (all Cape Air) - no changes anticipated

** note some of these fleet numbers differ from the UA fleet plan because I have included all frames where UA does not include pro-rate contract planes
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Old Dec 31, 17, 10:16 pm
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How many 78J's will there be in total?

Thanks for all the updates, I rather enjoy following along!
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Old Dec 31, 17, 11:56 pm
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Originally Posted by warrenw View Post
How many 78J's will there be in total?

Thanks for all the updates, I rather enjoy following along!
There are only 14 787-10s on order. I suspect once UA has gotten enough information on how they perform and where they fit in the system, we will see a top-up order of 78Js as well as 789s.
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Old Jan 1, 18, 7:46 am
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Happy New Year!
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Updated 1/1/18

IN PROCESS INTERIOR/EXTERIOR MODIFICATIONS

POLARIS BF SEATS: 16/143 - Not sure all fleets will get Polaris
763 - 3/35 644/648-649
764 - 0/16
772 - 0/55 (excludes 19 772A Domnestic)
77W - 14/14 COMPLETED (4 more deliveries in 3Q18)
788 - 0/12
789 - 0/21 (4 new deliveries in 2018)

763 2 Class mod for 21 aircraft: (Other 14: 664-677 completed in 2012/13) - All have Winglets
B763 (10/21=47.6%) 644/648-649(Polaris) 652-653,657-658,661-663 (sCO Lie Flats) Complete - In HKG mod: 646,655-656
763 Winglets on 3 class aircraft: 641,654,660

752: Scimitar Winglets (no bottom strake) (39/41=80.5%) Remaining: 3130/3141

753 110V Power F/E+: 11/12 TZ build: without 3868 (to recieve with upcoming slimline mod)
753 slimline mod (24F/54E+/156Y=234) 0/21, 3860 in mod at RFD

737NG New Slimline Y seats: (308/329 = 93.6%) [73Gs get new F seats as well]
B/E Aerospace Pinnacle for (73G 12F/36E+/78Y) (738 16F/54E+/96Y=166, 16F/48E+/102Y=166 or 16F/42E+/108Y=166)(739 20F/42E+/117Y=179 or 20F/39E+/120Y=179)
73G: (25/40) COMPLETE 3701-3704,3706-3711,3713-3716,3718,3720,3730-3732,3734-3735,3751-3754
738: (135/141) REMAINING 3520-3521,3525-3528 (3201-3292,3501-2527: 16F/54E+/96Y), (3528-3542: 16F/48E+/102Y), (3293-3299: 16F/42E+/108Y GUM)
739A: (12/12) ALL COMPLETE (20F/42E+/117Y)
739E: (136/136) ALL COMPLETE (3413-3442,3811-3899: 20/42E+/117Y) (3443-3810: 20F/39E+/120Y)

737NG Split Scimitar Wingets (328/329 = 99.7%) 73G/738/739ER Completed
739A: (11/12): Without 3405

319/320 fleet additions:
8 Ex CZ 319 aircraft in service, 4 more in LCQ Induction (14 more potential)
2 Ex CZ 320 aircraft in LCQ Induction (more??)

COMPLETED MODIFICATION PROGRAMS

WiFi Installation: Mainline, 731 of 731 complete, 100% (excludes 11 GUM 73NGs)
UAX COMPLETED: C700 (66/66) E170- (38/38) E175-(147/147): gogo

A319/A320 New F Seats/In Seat Power (ISP) F/E+ (162/162 = 100%) Completed

PDE additions on Intl AVOD aircraft Complete
752/763/764/772ER Shown Completed on United.com

PAINT United - Mainline COMPLETED
Special Paint: 475 UA Retro, 3435 CO Retro, 3432 eco-skies, 3848 March of Dimes
Star Paint: 3720, 3210/3516, 653, 3055, 218/794/3017/3021/3022

PAINT United Express - Express All COMPLETED
Up to 7 other Skywest House Paint CRJ-200 units may float between AA/AS/DL/UA

sCO Economy Plus mainline conversion - COMPLETED

772A New Domestic Configuration for 19 aircraft - 28BF Lie Flat/336Y (10 across Y)

B722A In-Seat Power Completed 9 former Hawaiian units

New BusinessFirst Lie Flat Seats for sCO International fleet Complete

DirecTV (216* sCO aircraft) [*Not Counting GUM, Ex-GUM, Ex-TZ, Ex-Copa, 2016 and later deliveries]

A319/A320 new interior bin doors Complete

A319/A320 New Slimline Y Recaro 3520 seats Complete

738/73G Guam reassignment Complete:

752 New ps Configuration Completed on 15 sUA units

753 ETOPS Completed on 21 units

Fleets Removed from UA Fleet
B1900D Silver Gulfstream, SAAB 340, EMB120, Q300 and Q400, 744 sUA 752 domestic, 762, 735
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Nice summary, looking forward to 2018!
Just this: the completion rate is 95.1% given it's 39/41

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752: Scimitar Winglets (no bottom strake) (39/41=80.5%) Remaining: 3130/3141
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763:
N665UA entered SAT 2791/1Jan
N667UA exited SAT 2790/1Jan
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UPDATED:
738:
N79521 entered RFD 2797/2Jan for slimlines
N76526 entered LCQ 2796/2Jan for slimlines
4 left to go plus 3526 in mod.

772:
N209UA entered HKG 2795/2Jan

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There are only 14 787-10s on order. I suspect once UA has gotten enough information on how they perform and where they fit in the system, we will see a top-up order of 78Js as well as 789s.
Really? My main thought is trying to figure out where UA is going to add all these new planes to, unless they are going to start doing many Polaris retrofits on 772s...I donít see UA adding a whole bunch of new long/thin routes.
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752 scimitars:
N19130 - photos confirm scimitar winglets installed
N19141 - cannot confirm last remaining unit w/o - last photo on internet looks like pre-Summer 2017.
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UAX Update

CR2:
N415AW (2001 build) has entered UAX service with Air Wisconsin
N460AW (2003 build) has entered UAW service with Air Wisconsin

E45:
United re-registered several aircraft that had been parked in the desert.
N15910 has re-entered service with ExpressJet (UAX)
N16911 has re-entered service with ExpressJet (UAX)
There are 5 other frames so far in preparation to re-enter service.

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...United re-registered several aircraft that had been parked in the dessert...
I hope they wipe the fudge sauce off.
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Really? My main thought is trying to figure out where UA is going to add all these new planes to, unless they are going to start doing many Polaris retrofits on 772s...I don’t see UA adding a whole bunch of new long/thin routes.

787-10 is almost a 1:1 772 ER replacement when talking about capacity, range is a little less but well within what most 772 ERs are flying.

I'm going to be bold in stating that between the 787-10 and the 777-300ER we won't see an A350 in UA colours.

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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post


Really? My main thought is trying to figure out where UA is going to add all these new planes to, unless they are going to start doing many Polaris retrofits on 772s...I don’t see UA adding a whole bunch of new long/thin routes.
It will be interesting. My guess is IAD becomes an all-787 longhaul operation and a 787 domicile is introduced at ORD or EWR. The 787-10 isn't really ideal for longhaul TPAC but from LAX/SFO, it should be well-suited for Japan and Korea.
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Originally Posted by UAinAUS View Post
CR2:
N415AW (2001 build) has entered UAX service with Air Wisconsin
N460AW (2003 build) has entered UAW service with Air Wisconsin

E45:
United re-registered several aircraft that had been parked in the dessert.
N15910 has re-entered service with ExpressJet (UAX)
N16911 has re-entered service with ExpressJet (UAX)
There are 5 other frames so far in preparation to re-enter service.
Oh, how I wish the CRJ-200s would go away instead of becoming more and more common while ERJ-145s start to decline. The 200 earns every bit of the Devil's Chariot name. The 145 at least has some redeeming features (the A seats) and a few seats that are actually OK. (Connecting from F in a 757-300 to 18A on an ERJ-145 last week, I didn't really feel that terrible in the exit single seat on the 145 even after a ride in First in the 757. The CRJ-200 has no redeeming features or good seats whatsoever.
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Surprised to see E145's coming back. Did UA hit the reduction number from the Fall Investor Report?
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