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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 Jan 20, 20, 8:04 am
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319:
N883UA, ex CZ B-6206 showing as 2705/21Jan ANC-GYR, on way to US. Looks like this unit will get stored/induction int the US, unlike last several CZ units. Any possibility this 2005 unit will be used for parts?
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Old Jan 21, 20, 1:23 am
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319:
N879UA sked to exit LCQ 2732/21Jan with EvoBLu paint. Should be flying revenue soon, Former CZ B2295

763:
N649UA sked to enter LCQ 2762/21Jan for EvoBlu livery
N652UA sked to exit LCQ 2763/21Jan in EvoBlu livery
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Old Jan 21, 20, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by GMoneyCO View Post
752:
N502UA - Confirmed with ViaSat KA wifi. Installed during mod in SAT, excited on 9-Jan. This aircraft is the oldest PW 752 (1989), looks to be staying in the fleet longer than I would have thought.
Looks like I’ll be flying that bird tomorrow. Do we know if the 757-200 ViaSat KA retrofit is “uncorked” like the MAX birds, or is it still the slower ViaSat tier?
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Old Jan 21, 20, 8:29 am
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Originally Posted by fezzington View Post
If it hasn't already been posted, 20F (16F seat A320) program appears to be dead in the water.

The 319/320 fleet appears to be destined for 12F
Sorry, I'm having trouble figuring out the exact meaning of this.

Is it the case that the 8F to 12F conversion for the 319 will be completed, but the 12F to 16F conversion for the 320 will not happen?
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Old Jan 21, 20, 8:31 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
Sorry, I'm having trouble figuring out the exact meaning of this.

Is it the case that the 8F to 12F conversion for the 319 will be completed, but the 12F to 16F conversion for the 320 will not happen?
Yes, that's what fezzington is saying.

"Pax want more F" did indeed seem too good to be true
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Old Jan 21, 20, 8:36 am
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Originally Posted by findark View Post
Yes, that's what fezzington is saying.

"Pax want more F" did indeed seem too good to be true
Indeed, about too good to be true.

To what was the '20F' referring? Is that an aircraft configuration shorthand?
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Old Jan 21, 20, 8:39 am
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Originally Posted by fezzington View Post
If it hasn't already been posted, 20F (16F seat A320) program appears to be dead in the water.

The 319/320 fleet appears to be destined for 12F
Dollars to donuts Kirby decided it didn’t fit his spreadsheet math.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
Dollars to donuts Kirby decided it didn’t fit his spreadsheet math.
I'm half wondering if they did a premature analysis on whether F sales for the A319 had increased — and found that they'd not — unaware of how they've been routinely blocking the inventory until a couple of days before the flight.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 8:54 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
I'm half wondering if they did a premature analysis on whether F sales for the A319 had increased — and found that they'd not — unaware of how they've been routinely blocking the inventory until a couple of days before the flight.
That’d be pretty stupid...I sure hope that’s not the case...
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Old Jan 21, 20, 9:05 am
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37 View Post
Dollars to donuts Kirby decided it didn’t fit his spreadsheet math.
Something was always fishy about that configuration. It looked as though UA was going to manage to add a closet, AND a row of F, while keeping overall seat count the same.

I wonder if some sort of an enabling mod (e.g., space-saving aft lav/galley reconfiguration) fell through, precluding the reconfiguration? OTOH, UA might have decided to hold off on another major cabin project in the face of the continuing 737MAX grounding.

The A319 project is simpler: trading a row of Y for a row of F (and repitching E+ to 35" from 34"... a win all around, IMV). The 319s have been in and out in a matter of days.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 9:27 am
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From another thread confirmation that all 763s will receive getting Polaris.
N661/662/663UA will get 30J Polaris
N652/653/657/658/673/674UA to get 46J/PP Polaris
I updated the Polaris page on the fleet Website and moved stuff around to make more sense.
This may delay 764 Polaris mod schedule.

752:
N41140 appears to be in GYR since 1/5/20 - I thought it was maybe in error due departure shown out of SFO earlier than the inbound. Surprised to see a 2000 unit grounded when 1994 units still fly on. Maybe in GYR for maint or Short term storage? Anyone have more info? WFU not shown on Airline Fleet News page.

772:
N77019 entered HKG 2747/20Jan, expect Polaris/PP, ERS estimate 3/15/20 - N77006 should exit soon.

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Old Jan 21, 20, 9:28 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
To what was the '20F' referring? Is that an aircraft configuration shorthand?
I assume so, yes. 20F would be for the 16F configuration of the 320. The pmUA craft like to use that schema (the 737s were always 37 and then a letter).
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Old Jan 21, 20, 9:31 am
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Originally Posted by fumje View Post
I'm half wondering if they did a premature analysis on whether F sales for the A319 had increased — and found that they'd not — unaware of how they've been routinely blocking the inventory until a couple of days before the flight.
Having the 319 and 320 fleets both with 12F makes it easier to swap types (pilots are type-rated for both) -- only Y needs to be juggled.
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Old Jan 21, 20, 10:00 am
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Originally Posted by wxguy View Post
Having the 319 and 320 fleets both with 12F makes it easier to swap types (pilots are type-rated for both) -- only Y needs to be juggled.
Very true.

My take on this, that even when I was 1K, u/g on 319 simply did NOT happen, while with a 320 there was a chance.

Not that I'm not flying much and relying on my MM status, so the chances are much lower for u/g. We'll see if 12F 320 will stick for my April (first UA leg of the year ) flight, and as lowly Gold the odds are low even with 12F

On a side note, last year I gave up my perk of United Club access to / from US-CDN and freelanced on Delta/WestJet, and was pleasantly surprised. I know Alaska well from when they were CO partner, and my flights with them have not disappointed. Sadly the few UA flights, while a little better than even a couple of years ago, still kind of meh.
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Old Jan 22, 20, 6:58 am
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United's 2020 Fleet Plan is out:
319/320 - 168 today, growing to 189 at EOY +21
787 current 48, growing to 63 at EOY +15
757 is showing 74, there are only 73 units after N546UA retire and N26123 write-off -1 is result
737 current 329, growing to 338 by EOY, +9
777 & 767 no change
It's maybe not clear when UA stats counting the aircraft, somewhere between delivery and first revenue flight.

772:
N210UA sked to exit AMA paint 2740/21Jan with EvoBlu livery
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