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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:

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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 Jan 16, 19, 7:04 am
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Still in the works but sounds like UA will have a subfleet of MAX10s (first delivery scheduled for 4Q20) for premium transcon service.
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/united-plans-lie-flat-premium-product-on-737-max-10s-451309/

Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
But no dedicated replacement aircraft announced. Perhaps 781 assignments will be permanent. Or maybe the High J 763?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 7:27 am
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763:
N667UA exited MCO maint 2741/15Jan
N668UA entered MCO maint2736/16Jan
N685UA (ex-N590HA) sked to exit GYR, entered VCV paint 2708/17Jan
N686UA (ex-N592UA sked to exit VCV paint, enter GYR storage 2709/17Jan

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N213UA sked to exit HKG maint 2774/18Jan
N768UA exited HKG maint 2771/16Jan
N78013 sked to enter HKG 2761/16Jan, unknown work
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Old Jan 16, 19, 8:02 am
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
But no dedicated replacement aircraft announced. Perhaps 781 assignments will be permanent. Or maybe the High J 763?
I think the 781 will be in the rotation for the long-term. The fact that they are in the schedule for the summer suggests that there is some strategic purpose for putting that product in the premium TCON market when WB demand peaks.

My guess is we might see the oldest of the 76C (B/E Diamond 763) in the domestic network until they are removed from service. 7 frames aren't getting Polaris mods (76L) due to age, and they might help to bridge the drawdown of the 75K fleet as they reach "terminal" heavy checks and deliveries of (rumored) premium-heavy 737MAX10s. The 76C is similar in premium capacity to the 75K (28J vs. 30J) and adds about 70 Y seats with the same cabin products. Aside from the 757s, the 76C should be the last non-Polaris aircraft in the longhaul fleet, so it would make sense for UA to deploy them elsewhere, especially given the additional WB frames coming on property over the next two years.

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Old Jan 16, 19, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
My guess is we might see the oldest of the 76C (B/E Diamond 763) in the domestic network until they are removed from service. 7 frames aren't getting Polaris mods (76L) due to age, and they might help to bridge the drawdown of the 75K fleet as they reach "terminal" heavy checks and deliveries of (rumored) premium-heavy 737MAX10s. The 76C is similar in premium capacity to the 75K (28J vs. 30J) and adds about 70 Y seats with the same cabin products. Aside from the 757s, the 76C should be the last non-Polaris aircraft in the longhaul fleet, so it would make sense for UA to deploy them elsewhere, especially given the additional WB frames coming on property over the next two years.
This seems reasonable, especially as the 75Ks like to sell out in the back.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 11:48 am
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Originally Posted by GMoneyCO View Post
Announced in the Q4 Investor Update released a little while ago:
-- 4 77Ws ordered in Q4 2018, two set to arrive at the tail end of 2019 with two more to follow in 2020
-- 8 787 deliveries scheduled for 2019, most will be 787-10s
-- 21 737 MAX9s to be delivered in 2019
-- 3 757s will be retired in 2019. All 3 are likely PS units that are coming up for HMVs
-- Ordered 24 additional 737 MAX aircraft. Details on whether they were MAX9 or 10 were not provided
-- Delivery of 4 additional A319s/320s in 2019. Most if not all will be the China Southern 319s
-- 9 50 seaters will come into the fleet
Very nice orders. Surely, they loves 77W aircraft. Is that 20 or 22 77W in the fleet?

Whether if they orders 737-MAX9 or MAX10. That will freeing up the 757 aircraft.
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Old Jan 16, 19, 2:11 pm
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Very nice orders. Surely, they loves 77W aircraft. Is that 20 or 22 77W in the fleet?
With all those 77W orders, what is UAs take on the 77X?
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Old Jan 16, 19, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
With all those 77W orders, what is UAs take on the 77X?
Possible. They will considering the 77X sometime in near the future. I think UA will kept 77W for a long time. Those passengers loves the 77W aircraft. They liked it very much.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 1:16 pm
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UAX Update

CR2:
N783CA (1999 build) entered UAX service with ExpressJet (Globe)
N856AS (2000 build) entered UAX service with ExpressJet (Globe)
N857AS (2000 build) entered UAX service with ExpressJet (Globe)
This brings Fleet to 17

ER4:
N11565 has exited the fleet (stored IGM)
N13566 has exited the fleet (stored IGM)
ExpressJet ER4 Fleet now sits at 69 frames
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Old Jan 17, 19, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by UAinAUS View Post
CR2:
N783CA (1999 build) entered UAX service with ExpressJet (Globe)
N856AS (2000 build) entered UAX service with ExpressJet (Globe)
N857AS (2000 build) entered UAX service with ExpressJet (Globe)
This brings Fleet to 17

ER4:
N11565 has exited the fleet (stored IGM)
N13566 has exited the fleet (stored IGM)
ExpressJet ER4 Fleet now sits at 69 frames
Entire post of bad news....
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Old Jan 17, 19, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by goodeats21 View Post
Entire post of bad news....
We seem to have reached the end of 50-seater induction, as least, as only 9 are to be added in 2019. That doesn't take into account transfers, or swaps of 145s for CR2, as it is just a net figure.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:14 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
We seem to have reached the end of 50-seater induction, as least, as only 9 are to be added in 2019. That doesn't take into account transfers, or swaps of 145s for CR2, as it is just a net figure.
Why does UA seem to prefer the CR2? I thought E145 had slightly better fuel economy, but I suppose total operating cost per seat mile could be higher.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by atword View Post
Why does UA seem to prefer the CR2? I thought E145 had slightly better fuel economy, but I suppose total operating cost per seat mile could be higher.
My guess is United can negotiate cheaper, shorter term capacity purchase agreements with CR2 operators looking to place aircraft in service faster.

UA is placing its owned ERJs previously flown by XJET with Trans States and CommutAir. AA is also bringing some ERJs back into service, so there might be less competition for the CRJ frames.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 4:59 pm
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We were just informed of an aircraft change for my flight home from Taipei tomorrow on UA872. We now have N2140U. This note is to confirm that the info on the "Polaris Update" page is correct - my new seat map is showing a Premium Plus section.

And more important (if you happen to be me!), they reassigned my seat to 21B, i.e. Premium Plus aisle seat at no extra cost. I'm starting to like sittin' in the Big Chair.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 6:58 pm
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926 SFO-FRA tonight and 927 FRA-SFO tomorrow will be operated with a 78J A/C #1002.
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Old Jan 17, 19, 8:46 pm
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926 SFO-FRA tonight and 927 FRA-SFO tomorrow will be operated with a 78J A/C #1002.
Nice treat if you're not one of four potentially downgraded from J.
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