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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2019 Edition]

United Airlines Fleet Updates [2019 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:

pmCO
73S - B737-700 Guam Configuration (12/30/84 Slimline)
73G - B737-700 Slimline (12/36/78 config)
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)
37X - 737-MAX9 Slimline 20/48/111): Slimline Config (3413-3442 & 3479: 20/42/117), (3443-3478: 20/39/120) (3479 Sky Interior and Space bins)
75B - B757-200 Int'l Config (16/45/108)
75S - B757-200 Int'l Config (16/42/118)
75E - B757-300 Slimline (24/57/156 config)
76S - 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)
77E - B777-200ER Polaris/PP (50/24/46/156)

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19S - A319 version 1 (8/42/78 config)
19C - A319 version 2 (ex-CZ frames) (8/42/78 config), different lavs
19F - A319 version 1 (12/36/78 config)
19G - A319 version 2 (12/36/78 config) (ex-CZ frames) (12/36/78 config)
20S - A320 version 1 (12/42/96 config)
20C - A320 version 2 (ex-CZ frames) (12/42/96 config), different lavs
20F - A320 version ? (16/36/96 config)
37K - B737-900ER (20/39/120 a/c 3801-3810 ) (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)
76C - B767-300ER 2-cabin non-Polaris (30J/49E+/135Y config)
76A - B767-300ER Polaris 2 class (30J/46E+/138Y config)
76L - B767-300ER Polaris/PP (46J/22PP/43E+/56Y config)
77G/M - B777-200 Domestic (Versions 3 & 4 / 28F/102E+/234Y config)
77Q - B777-200ER 3-cabin (20xx & 28xx Tail #s) & (27xx Tail#'s) ("Version 1"/ 8F/40J/113E+/108Y config)
77U/N - B777-200ER Polaris/PP (50J/24PP/46E+/156Y)
77X - B777-300ER Polaris/PP (60J/24PP/62E+/204Y)
78J(78X) - B787-10 Polaris/PP 44J/21PP/45E+/199Y config)

Here's what each of the facilities do historically:
Domestic Contract:
LCQ, Airbus heavy/medium maint, Airbus Inductions and mods, 319/320 reconfiguration, 763 paint
MIA, reconfiguration and maintenance, all except 787/777
DLH, Airbus maintenance
SAT 757 maint/reconfiguration, some 763 maintenance
INT, 737 & 757 maint.
TPA, 737 heavy maint, contract, but UA building own hanger
RFD, 777 ADS-B
ILN occasional 763 maint.
Domestic In House:
HOU, 737 heavier maintenance, some shorter mod work
SFO, Airbus D checks, heavy 772 maint, 737NG C checks, other maint.
MCO, 737/757 maintenance, some mods.
IAH, light maint, some mods
SEA, 77W, 787 delivery induction
DEN, IAD, 787 new delivery induction
Paint Facilities
VCV, AMA, CWF, FTW paint
International Contract:
HKG, heavy widebody maint and reconf (also heavy GUM 737 maint); 763/772GE Polaris mods
XMN 772PW Polaris mods, 787 mod, 777/787 heavy maint
PVG, 788 modifications/WiFi, GUM 737 maint
PEK, some widebody maint.

Services ended at:
MCN, PEK, SKF, VQQ

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Old Feb 7, 19, 3:27 pm
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The list currently shows the new A319 orders as arriving with Ku-band wifi. This is no longer accurate. Viasat announced this morning that the next 34 A319s will arrive with its Ka-band service, similar to that being installed on the 737 MAX fleet.

(Link to my coverage of the news; per FT rules you've been warned.)
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Old Feb 8, 19, 8:00 am
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Polaris map now shown for UA1810 on Feb 5.
Finally reentered commercial service today on UA86.
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Old Feb 8, 19, 9:00 am
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77W just appeared in service on EWR-HKG route as I was searching randomly, March 1. Doesn't assuage my frustration / anger at UA though, for not releasing any significant award space though, for the entire spring months...
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Old Feb 9, 19, 10:42 pm
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39M:
N47512 exited SEA Induction 2745/9Feb - no first revenue flight shown yet.

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N211UA entered VCV paint 2799/5Feb
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Old Feb 10, 19, 6:46 pm
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N660UA completed a test hop at HKG 2692/11Feb.

That was the last of the 3-class ships into mod (12/16)
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Old Feb 11, 19, 7:23 am
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N228UA - Scheduled for test hop on 13-Feb. Should return to service shortly after
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Old Feb 11, 19, 8:17 am
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When will the A359 delivered to UA? The 772 are so old already... (no matter ER or non ER)
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Old Feb 11, 19, 8:20 am
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When will the A359 delivered to UA?
UA's management clearly does not want the A350. I will personally be surprised if they are ever delivered.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:04 pm
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Originally Posted by A330343X View Post
When will the A359 delivered to UA? The 772 are so old already... (no matter ER or non ER)
They deferred to 2022.

Originally Posted by jsloan View Post
UA's management clearly does not want the A350. I will personally be surprised if they are ever delivered.
I share the same sentiment but don't understand why they upped the "order" to 45.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:13 pm
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Originally Posted by thejaredhuang View Post
I share the same sentiment but don't understand why they upped the "order" to 45.
Well, an A350 order is more valuable to UA than an A350 airplane would be. It gives them leverage over both companies -- they take it to Boeing and say "make me a better offer," and they take it to Airbus and say "make me a deal on the A320 series or I'll cancel."

I assume they had to up it to 45 in order to get Airbus to agree to defer delivery.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:19 pm
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So I am not really familiar with how those contracts work but presumably UA can't just cancel with no penalties? Maybe they paid some sort of deposit they now can't get back? Point being, are they really better off forfeiting that money than taking new planes?
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:31 pm
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So I am not really familiar with how those contracts work but presumably UA can't just cancel with no penalties? Maybe they paid some sort of deposit they now can't get back? Point being, are they really better off forfeiting that money than taking new planes?
There's always a penalty, but everything's negotiable.

I don't know the financials in detail. All I know is that you don't continually defer a purchase the way that UA has if you are actually attempting to acquire the goods in question.

It's often better to take one short-term hit than to acquire an asset that you're expecting to be a money-loser.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 2:40 pm
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My guess is that UA is waiting for Boeing to formally launch/offer the NMA (aka 797), rumored to be at the June air show in France. Then UA can negotiate for a large order of 777Xs and 797s. I too believe the A350 will be cancelled -- maybe in exchange for some number of A320neos and/or A321neos.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 4:35 pm
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My guess is if the MMA aircraft is what UA wants they can keep the 350 order or replace narrowbodies with 320/321. But, if the MMA doesn't look like it would work well for UA, then they can convert the 350 orders to the 321LR, if it is proved to work well as a 757 replacement.
Who knows what the MMA will be. Narrowbody to replace 757, a 767 looking aircraft that has good cargo capability, something completely different.
I can't think of why an airline would want something like the 762, stubby twin aisle with maybe 7 or 8 across. Efficiency is with 6 across single aisle or at least 8 across twin aisle with standard LD3 containers.
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Old Feb 11, 19, 7:31 pm
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Originally Posted by jsloan View Post

There's always a penalty, but everything's negotiable.

I don't know the financials in detail. All I know is that you don't continually defer a purchase the way that UA has if you are actually attempting to acquire the goods in question.

It's often better to take one short-term hit than to acquire an asset that you're expecting to be a money-loser.
Back in the day, IIRC, NW was among first to order the DreamLiner (ANA launch customer, CO launch N. American customer). pmUA came along a little later IIRC, splitting the order between 787 and 350.

Now to the point - post merger DL did not want 787s, deferred at first, but actually cancelled relatively quick - of course they had the luxury of Boeing's delays (those by many accounts really hurt CO who bet big time on DreamLiner).

Who knows what the penalty was, but DL did not want this plane for some reason, and IIRC just a few years ago again rejected it in favor of A330 NEO.
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