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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:

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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)
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)

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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) - 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 24, 20, 10:39 pm
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Originally Posted by Bunky View Post
738:
N77530 exited AMA paint 2737/23Jan in EvoBlu paint.
738 at 10% EvoBlu
If I may ask - how many days does a paint job take?
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Old Jan 24, 20, 10:39 pm
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Any 737s or Airbii modded with new bag bins? Seems like 12F or paint only so far.
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Old Jan 24, 20, 11:10 pm
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N802UA entered LCQ 2727/24Jan for 12F mod
N806UA shown as sked AMA 2727/24Jan, but CXLD, expect it in soon for 12F configuration

752:
N57111 entered MIA 2744/24Jan for 16/160 configuration
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Old Jan 25, 20, 7:20 am
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N806UA now sked to enter AMA paint 2754/25Jan - oops already ahs 12F config.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 8:12 am
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
Not to pile on, but 738 seems to do just fine with 16 FC seats.
The 738 has an additional F/A.

Minimum F/A staffing is 3 for the A319/A320/737-700 and 4 for the 738/739/7M9.

I do see an extra F/A scheduled on some flights but don't know what triggers it.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 11:34 am
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Originally Posted by LarryJ View Post
The 738 has an additional F/A.

Minimum F/A staffing is 3 for the A319/A320/737-700 and 4 for the 738/739/7M9.

I do see an extra F/A scheduled on some flights but don't know what triggers it.
738 still only has 1 FA for first, the other is for Y. I believe you have to have 1 FA for every 50 PAX.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 11:57 am
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Originally Posted by mike2003242 View Post
738 still only has 1 FA for first, the other is for Y. I believe you have to have 1 FA for every 50 PAX.
Ya, once in the air, I've never seen a second FA working up front.

And technically I believe it's per seat, so you need all FAs even when flying half empty plane, at least that is what I've seen posted. But of course, there's also the positioning of FAs for next flight.
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Old Jan 25, 20, 6:58 pm
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Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
Ya, once in the air, I've never seen a second FA working up front.

And technically I believe it's per seat, so you need all FAs even when flying half empty plane, at least that is what I've seen posted. But of course, there's also the positioning of FAs for next flight.
You are correct on per seat not pax, even if there were only 1 PAX on the plane there would still have to be 4 FA.
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Old Jan 26, 20, 11:00 am
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Originally Posted by mike2003242 View Post
738 still only has 1 FA for first, the other is for Y. I believe you have to have 1 FA for every 50 PAX.
The 4th F/A helps with the meal service in FC and helps with the drink service and trash collection in economy.
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Old Jan 27, 20, 7:00 am
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N496UA exited AMA paint 2743/26Jan in EvoBlu livery

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N33264 sked to exit AMA 2760/27Jan in Evo Blu livery
N37274 sked to enter AMA paint 2759/27Jan

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N77012 entered XMN 2763/26Jan, Polaris??, Maint?? - odd since believed all GE772 mods and maint done in HKG.
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Old Jan 27, 20, 10:46 am
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Originally Posted by mike2003242 View Post
738 still only has 1 FA for first, the other is for Y. I believe you have to have 1 FA for every 50 PAX.
738/739 min staffing (4) has 1 FA in the F galley and 1 FA serving in the F aisle to start. Once the service is done, the F aisle FA usually goes back to assist in Y (trash), and the F galley FA will stay up front to clear trays, top off drinks, etc. On the 319/320/73G, 1 FA does the entire F service (galley and aisle), so it's a higher workload. I don't think an extra 4F turns it into an impossible service (since DL, and NW before it, seemed to manage), but that F position consequently becomes pretty undesirable.

The proposed 20F configuration also added a closet to the F cabin.

Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
Ya, once in the air, I've never seen a second FA working up front.

And technically I believe it's per seat, so you need all FAs even when flying half empty plane, at least that is what I've seen posted. But of course, there's also the positioning of FAs for next flight.
The 2nd FA (738/739/757) is in the F galley.

It is true that minimum staffing is based on seats in a given configuration, not booked load. On certain flights, subject to a formula I am not familiar with, but taking into account load factor, an extra flight attendant ("load position") may be staffed.
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Old Jan 28, 20, 12:21 pm
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N825UA entered LCQ 2746/22Jan for 12F mod.
N852UA exited LCQ 2763/28Jan with 12F mod complete
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Old Jan 28, 20, 1:24 pm
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UAX Update

CR5:
N616QX has been re-registered as N511GJ, ferried MLB for interior mod
N608QX has been re-registered as N519GJ, ferried AMA for new livery
N165GJ exited AMA in EvoBlu livery, at STL
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Old Jan 29, 20, 8:17 am
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738:
N87531 entered AMA paint 2733/25Jan for EvoBlu livery

777-300ER new delivery:
N2251U sked delivery flight 2718/29Jan to SFO for Induction. Polaris/PP equipped.
UA's 21st of 22 77Ws. Last one due in March.

Another thread states that in Earnings call, UA will have all 772s converted to Polaris by the summer season. With 7 total mod lines at HKG and XMN UA should be able to have all IPTE and Diamond seats units either converted or in mod by the middle of May. Assuming the next PW units in will be future Polaris units, all PW engined international aircraft should be converted and flying by early May.

Also, the four PW772ERs becoming Domestic will have a slightly different config than 772A units mostly due to lavs behind Door 2 instead of in front of door 2. 32 vs. 28 BF seats and 6 fewer Y seats. There is a swap of about 20 E+ becoming Y seats, maybe due to lavs. AVOD screens will be installed with new seats. Routings have not be revealed, but ORD-HNL/OGG should be included to avoid weight restrictions.
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Old Jan 29, 20, 7:48 pm
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AVOD screens will be installed with new seats.
Is this just in J or Y as well?
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