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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2020 Edition]

United Airlines Fleet Updates [2020 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)
78H - B787-8 (28J/21PP/38E+/158Y)

78Z - B787-9 (48/88/116 config)
78P - B787-9 (48J/21PP/39E+/149Y config)

77Y - B777-200ER ("Version 2"/ 50/72/145 config)
77E - B777-200ER Polaris/PP (50/24/46/156)

pmUA
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) - Version abandoned
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)
77O - B777-200ER Domestic Version 32F/124E+/206Y 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 (completed)
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 8, 20, 2:48 pm
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Originally Posted by Bunky View Post
787-10 Delivery:
N12012 sked Delivery flight 2705/67Feb CHS-IAD for new delivery Induction UA's 12th 78X.
I wonder if UA will consider ordering any more of these birds. They seem to like them, but the subfleet is only scheduled to be 14 in size (I think).
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Old Feb 8, 20, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
Yes, they are still the old sCO birds, and they are as tired as one could imagine. That said, I would ride the 752 if you are in Y.
They have to be the ex-CO 757 variant. There are only 13-14 sUA 757 left and they are on EWR/BOS-SFO and EWR-LAX mainly.

That said, the sCO 757s (IIRC, 40 because one was permanently written off beyond repair at EWR last summer after the landing gear and part of the frame gave out during a rough landing) are in the middle of getting a refresh with new Y seats, AVOD, and recovered J seats. I saw a few photos on another website and they look OK, but for whatever reason didn't decide to replace the ceiling panels (a pet peeve of mine) which is an easy oversight that makes the interiors look dated. If you get on one of these, it's easily a massive upgrade for Y pax but nothing special for the J cabin. Of course they're also better for the crew as they got new jump seats, placards, curtains, carpets etc.
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Old Feb 8, 20, 5:14 pm
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UAX Update

CR5:
N553GJ entered revenue service with GoJet
N519GJ entered revenue service with GoJet

CR2:
N246PS entered revenue service with Skywest in EvoBlu livery
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Old Feb 9, 20, 2:40 pm
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The following aircraft are confirmed to have had the ViaSat KA wifi upgrade installed:
739:
N69839
N69840
N66841
N68842
N62883
N62884
N69885

752:
N596UA

737-MAX
All 737 MAX aircraft have ViaSat KA. The first 5 737 MAX 9 are listed as the older Thales KA wifi


Other updates:
738:
N87513 - Exited DEN on 8-Feb/2759 after gear collapse on landing in December
N37274 - Confirmed exit from AMA on 6-Feb/2701

739:
N62895 - Listed as in INT. Does not appear to have ever entered INT
N67812 - Revised exit date of 10-Feb/1062

753:
N57855 - Confirmed exit from MCO on 3-Feb/2548

CR5:
N508GJ - In STL after paint in AMA and CR5 mod complete at MLB

E175SC:
The seat map has finally been posted on UA.com, needs to be linked on the fleet site page (https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...emb175.html#v2)
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Old Feb 9, 20, 6:35 pm
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Originally Posted by GMoneyCO View Post
The following aircraft are confirmed to have had the ViaSat KA wifi upgrade installed:
739:
N69839
N69840
N66841
N68842
N62883
N62884
N69885

752:
N596UA

737-MAX
All 737 MAX aircraft have ViaSat KA. The first 5 737 MAX 9 are listed as the older Thales KA wifi


Other updates:
738:
N87513 - Exited DEN on 8-Feb/2759 after gear collapse on landing in December
N37274 - Confirmed exit from AMA on 6-Feb/2701

739:
N62895 - Listed as in INT. Does not appear to have ever entered INT
N67812 - Revised exit date of 10-Feb/1062

753:
N57855 - Confirmed exit from MCO on 3-Feb/2548

CR5:
N508GJ - In STL after paint in AMA and CR5 mod complete at MLB

E175SC:
The seat map has finally been posted on UA.com, needs to be linked on the fleet site page (https://www.united.com/ual/en/us/fly...emb175.html#v2)
Slightly off topic but is the Viasat KA similar/better/worse than Gogo 2Ku service? It seems Gogo 2Ku uses 2 separate antennas (TX/RX) instead of a single antenna for both and has a theoretical RX of 70Mbps, but I am having a hard time finding the specs for Viasat KA or I'm just looking in the wrong place. TIA!
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Old Feb 9, 20, 10:38 pm
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Originally Posted by AeRoSpaceman View Post
Slightly off topic but is the Viasat KA similar/better/worse than Gogo 2Ku service? It seems Gogo 2Ku uses 2 separate antennas (TX/RX) instead of a single antenna for both and has a theoretical RX of 70Mbps, but I am having a hard time finding the specs for Viasat KA or I'm just looking in the wrong place. TIA!
The publically stated receive rates are ~100 Mbpz. I couldn’t find anything on Tx or antenna configurations. I haven’t personally flown on a ViaSat KA 2 aircraft, just the ViaSat 1 ones where Thales is the integrator. The few reviews I found online for UA ViaSaf WiFi show real rates of ~20 Mbps but it’s not known if it’s limited to that rate, how much congestion was on the aircrafts system etc.
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Old Feb 10, 20, 11:19 am
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Originally Posted by atword View Post
Would these be the Shaheen and Bulgarian Eagle/Germania frames (4866, 4867, 4868, 4870)? They seem to have the same engines as the former CZ frames (IAE V2524-A5).

I can't imagine the Easy Jet frames are for parts since they have so many planned...and they have CFM engines.
Yes, the CFM frames will go into service. The current plan is to add about 20 and continue to explore opportunities to source used A319/320 of any variety, since UA can now be essentially agnostic with IAE vs. CFM.
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Old Feb 10, 20, 1:53 pm
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Originally Posted by Bunky View Post
789:
N29975 sked delivery flight 2710/31Jan CHS-ORD. First 789 with Polaris/PP.
For some reason this a/c was flown from ORD to PAE earlier today...anyone know why? It's been sitting at ORD since 1/31.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/...505Z/KORD/KPAE
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Old Feb 10, 20, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
Yes, the CFM frames will go into service. The current plan is to add about 20 and continue to explore opportunities to source used A319/320 of any variety, since UA can now be essentially agnostic with IAE vs. CFM.
So how does that "agnostic" engine work as far as spares and repairs and such go? Are they just on an engine support plan with the manufacturers, where they need to deliver spare parts?

Just curious about how it might make a difference with an engine that goes out of service .... would a CFM engine take longer to repair since I'm ASSuming United doesn't have spares stocked like they do for IAE?
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Old Feb 10, 20, 4:02 pm
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Originally Posted by dmurphynj View Post
So how does that "agnostic" engine work as far as spares and repairs and such go? Are they just on an engine support plan with the manufacturers, where they need to deliver spare parts?

Just curious about how it might make a difference with an engine that goes out of service .... would a CFM engine take longer to repair since I'm ASSuming United doesn't have spares stocked like they do for IAE?
As far as being agnostic, I was referring more to UA's ability to source additional used frames... in fact, when the deal for former EasyJet frames was first reported over a year ago, I had occasion to speak to Andrew Nocella briefly and he insinuated UA was in talks for more. "Talks" don't always pan out, but it affords greater flexibility.

In terms of support, 20+ CFM-powered frames isn't exactly "critical mass", so I wonder if UA might geographically isolate that fleet, at least initially, but the CFM56-5B is common model and parts are not difficult to come by.
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Old Feb 10, 20, 6:27 pm
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
As far as being agnostic, I was referring more to UA's ability to source additional used frames... in fact, when the deal for former EasyJet frames was first reported over a year ago, I had occasion to speak to Andrew Nocella briefly and he insinuated UA was in talks for more. "Talks" don't always pan out, but it affords greater flexibility.

In terms of support, 20+ CFM-powered frames isn't exactly "critical mass", so I wonder if UA might geographically isolate that fleet, at least initially, but the CFM56-5B is common model and parts are not difficult to come by.
I don’t know anything about airline logistics, but it truly fascinates me. I wonder what the tipping point is for a fleet of engines (such as this case) to make sense? For example - could they just sign a shared service agreement with, say, AA — let me dip into your CFM56 spare stock, and you can dip into my GE90 spare stock? Or do they let an MRO outfit cover it all?

Totally idle interest ... in my industry, we have manufacturer national parts depots, regional ones, “preferred customer” localized depots, and for those that really care, on-site parts depots. Does the airline industry work the same way?
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Old Feb 11, 20, 5:54 am
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My friend report there is former Vueling bird EC-LQN being prepared at Ostrava for delivery as N1913U
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Old Feb 11, 20, 8:51 am
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738:
N77295 exited AMA 2697/10Feb in EvoBlu livery
N87513 exited DEN 2759/8Feb after main gear repair - collapsed on arrival 12/22/19
N76529 entered AMA 2754/10Feb for EvoBlu livery

772:
N771UA exited VCV 2735/10Feb in EvoBlu livery
N791UA sked to exit XMN maint 2743/12Feb
N77006 entered VCV 2745/10Feb for EvoBlu livery

789:
N29975 exited ORD Induction to PAE employee event 2685/11Feb

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Old Feb 12, 20, 1:07 pm
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763:
N652UA sked to enter HKG 2742/14Feb for High J Polaris/PP
N676UA sked to exit HKG 2735/14Feb in High J Polaris/PP
29 of 38 763s now have Polaris
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Old Feb 12, 20, 1:30 pm
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UAX Update

E75SC:
N622UX enters revenue service 13Feb with ExpressJet
N623UX enters revenue service 13Feb with ExpressJet

CR7:
N151GJ exited service, at STL awaiting CR5 mod, will become N530GJ
N173GJ exited service, at STL awaiting CR5 mod, will become N552GJ

CR5:
N508GJ exited AMA in EvoBlu livery, now in revenue service with GoJet (23rd CRJ-550 flying)
N615QX entered MLB for interior mod
N166GJ has been reregistered as N542GJ, exited MLB with interior complete, now at AMA for new livery
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