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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)
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 Dec 31, 19, 5:55 am
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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2020 Edition]

Happy New Year!!

Picking up from the 2019 thread United Airlines Fleet Updates [2019 Edition]

In 2019:
2x 77Ws delivered
77W PP modifications completed
772-ER Polaris/PP modifications well-underway
8x 78Js delivered (all with Polaris and PP seats)
788/789 Polaris/PP mods began
763 Polaris-only mods completed; Polaris/PP mods well underway
753 slimline and new F cabin completed
2x 752 28J units retired
752 new International layout modifications started
5x 7M9s delivered prior to grounding
2x 320 frames retired
319 new first cabin layout began and is well underway
New livery paint began – will continue for 5+ years

22 50-seaters were removed from service (3 ER4s and 19 CR2s)
38 50-seaters were added to UAX service (18 CR5s, 2 ER4s and 18 CR2s)
25 70-seaters were delivered (all E175SCs)
17x CR7 removed from service (converted to CR5)

Jan 2020 United Fleet & 2020 Outlook:

A319 fleet: 80 total – 8 (used) deliveries in 2019 with 4 of those in service, new F cabin layout mods to complete in 2020, expect remaining China Southern deliveries plus start of EasyJet deliveries in 2020

A320 fleet: 97 total – new F cabin layout to begin in 2020, possible used frames to be added

73G fleet: 42 total (3 in Guam service) – 40 in service, 2 used frames from WN delivered, more to enter service in 2020

738 fleet: 141 total (5 in Guam service) – no changes anticipated

739 fleet: 148 total – no changes anticipated

7M9 fleet: 14 total, all grounded, deliveries if/when grounding is ended

752 fleet: 53 total – 40 International frames to continue new seating mod, expect more 28J frames to be retired

753 fleet: 21 total – no changes anticipated

763 fleet: 38 total - 14 with 30J, hi-J mods continue, unsure of fate of remaining 7 units, suspect all will stay in fleet for now

764 fleet: 16 total – Polaris/PP mods to begin late 2020

772 fleet: 19 total - domestic config, no changes anticipated

77E fleet: 55 total – Polaris/PP mods continue for 51 frames, 4 to become domestic

77W fleet: 20 total – all with Polaris/PP, expect 2 more early 2020, possible 4 additional orders

788 fleet: 12 total - Polaris/PP modification to complete in 2020

789 fleet: 25 total - Polaris/PP modification continue throughout 2020, 13 deliveries expected in 2020

78J fleet: 11 total - all with Polaris and PP, expect 2 more deliveries in 2020, 1 in 2021, possible top-up order

CRJ-200 fleet: 161 Total (62 Air Wisconsin, 99 Skywest) plus 13 floaters – Expect a few retirements, fleet otherwise unchanged

CRJ-550 fleet: 18 total (all GoJet) – expect at least 54 in service by end of 2020

CRJ-700 fleet: 47 total (19 Skywest, 20 Mesa, 8 GoJet) – Remaining GoJet and all Mesa to be removed and converted to CR5

E170 fleet: 38 total (all Republic) - no changes anticipated


E175SC fleet: 25 total (all ExpressJet, 17 in service) – expect 20 more deliveries to go to Mesa in 2020

E175 fleet: 153 total (65 Skywest, 60 Mesa, 28 Republic) – no changes anticipated

ERJ-145 fleet: 178 total (95 ExpressJet, 46 TransStates, 37 CommutAir) - expect more to transition to CommutAir in 2020

** note some of these fleet numbers differ from the UA fleet plan because I have included all frames where UA does not include pro-rate contract planes

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Originally Posted by UAinAUS View Post
Happy New Year!!

Picking up from the 2019 thread United Airlines Fleet Updates [2019 Edition]

In 2019:
2x 77Ws delivered
77W PP modifications completed
772-ER Polaris/PP modifications well-underway
8x 78Js delivered (all with Polaris and PP seats)
788/789 Polaris/PP mods began
763 Polaris-only mods completed; Polaris/PP mods well underway
753 slimline and new F cabin completed
2x 752 28J units retired
752 new International layout modifications started
5x 7M9s delivered prior to grounding
2x 320 frames retired
319 new first cabin layout began and is well underway
New livery paint began will continue for 5+ years

22 50-seaters were removed from service (3 ER4s and 19 CR2s)
38 50-seaters were added to UAX service (18 CR5s, 2 ER4s and 18 CR2s)
25 70-seaters were delivered (all E175SCs)
17x CR7 removed from service (converted to CR5)

Jan 2019 United Fleet & 2019 Outlook:

A319 fleet: 80 total 8 (used) deliveries in 2019 with 4 of those in service, new F cabin layout mods to complete in 2020, expect remaining China Southern deliveries plus start of EasyJet deliveries in 2020

A320 fleet: 97 total new F cabin layout to begin in 2020, possible used frames to be added

73G fleet: 42 total (3 in Guam service) 40 in service, 2 used frames from WN delivered, more to enter service in 2020

738 fleet: 141 total (5 in Guam service) no changes anticipated

739 fleet: 148 total no changes anticipated

7M9 fleet: 14 total, all grounded, deliveries if/when grounding is ended

752 fleet: 53 total 40 International frames to continue new seating mod, expect more 28J frames to be retired

753 fleet: 21 total no changes anticipated

763 fleet: 38 total - 14 with 30J, hi-J mods continue, unsure of fate of remaining 7 units, suspect all will stay in fleet for now

764 fleet: 16 total Polaris/PP mods to begin late 2020

772 fleet: 19 total - domestic config, no changes anticipated

77E fleet: 55 total Polaris/PP mods continue for 51 frames, 4 to become domestic

77W fleet: 20 total all with Polaris/PP, expect 2 more early 2020, possible 4 additional orders

788 fleet: 12 total - Polaris/PP modification to complete in 2020

789 fleet: 25 total - Polaris/PP modification continue throughout 2020, 13 deliveries expected in 2020

78J fleet: 11 total - all with Polaris and PP, expect 2 more deliveries in 2020, 1 in 2021, possible top-up order

CRJ-200 fleet: 161 Total (62 Air Wisconsin, 99 Skywest) plus 13 floaters Expect a few retirements, fleet otherwise unchanged

CRJ-550 fleet: 18 total (all GoJet) expect at least 54 in service by end of 2020

CRJ-700 fleet: 47 total (19 Skywest, 20 Mesa, 8 GoJet) Remaining GoJet and all Mesa to be removed and converted to CR5

E170 fleet: 38 total (all Republic) - no changes anticipated


E175SC fleet: 25 total (all ExpressJet, 17 in service) expect 20 more deliveries to go to Mesa in 2020

E175 fleet: 153 total (65 Skywest, 60 Mesa, 28 Republic) no changes anticipated

ERJ-145 fleet: 178 total (95 ExpressJet, 46 TransStates, 37 CommutAir) - expect more to transition to CommutAir in 2020

** note some of these fleet numbers differ from the UA fleet plan because I have included all frames where UA does not include pro-rate contract planes
Bolding mine, did you intend on saying 2020, not 2019?
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N29968, a B789, arrived in XMN over five weeks ago and has yet to emerge. I was hoping theyd hit the goal of getting at least one -9 converted in Q4 of 2019. 😞
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Interesting to see that net-net, the number of Devil's Chariots in the UAX fleet only went down by 1. I thought it was more than that.
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Originally Posted by COSPILOT View Post
Bolding mine, did you intend on saying 2020, not 2019?
Oops! Yes, corrected.
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73G:
N25705 - Confirmed exit from INT on 31-Dec/2733

738:
N77258 - Confirmed exit from MIA on 30-Dec/1489

319:
N879UA - Scheduled to exit XMN on 2-Jan/2693. Completed test hop on 1-Jan 2020.

763:
N643UA - Confirmed exit from SAT on 29-Dec/2754
N666UA - Scheduled exit from ILN on 1-Jan/2748

772:
N797UA - Scheduled flight to XMN pushed out ~3hrs to later in the evening. Still scheduled to enter XMN on 31-Dec

CR5:
N169GJ has been re-registered as N548GJ
N160GJ is being re-registered as N533GJ
N171GJ is being re-registered as N521GJ
N175GJ is being re-registered as N554GJ
N608QX is being re-registered as N519GJ
N613QX is being re-registered as N508GJ, currently in AA livery
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319:
N879UA XMN exit cancelled for now

763:
N666UA now sked to exit ILN 2748/2Jan

772:
N78008 sked to enter HKG 179/1Jan, Expect Polaris/PP
N78017 sked to exit HKG 862/3Jan with Polaris/PP

78X:
N12010 first revenue flight sked 675/2Jan ORD-DEN
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N29968, a B789, arrived in XMN over five weeks ago and has yet to emerge. I was hoping theyd hit the goal of getting at least one -9 converted in Q4 of 2019. 😞
The first 788 is still in mod and arrived before the first 789. The 789s need Polaris and PP bad, especially for SFO-SIN!
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CRJ-550 fleet: 18 total (all GoJet) expect at least 54 in service by end of 2020
CRJ-700 fleet: 47 total (19 Skywest, 20 Mesa, 8 GoJet) Remaining GoJet and all Mesa to be removed and converted to CR5
Where are the extra frames for the CRJ-550 fleet coming from?
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Where are the extra frames for the CRJ-550 fleet coming from?
As new E175s arrive, equal number of C700s needs to be removed due to pilot scope.

No limit on planes that seat 50 pax or less, hence C550 was born @:-)
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The first 788 is still in mod and arrived before the first 789. The 789s need Polaris and PP bad, especially for SFO-SIN!
Im looking forward to the three or four months when the upgraded B789s will be flying to SIN, but the PP cabin wont yet be marketed.

Im monitoring N29968 a few times a day; I want to see how the new layout actually looks.
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Im looking forward to the three or four months when the upgraded B789s will be flying to SIN, but the PP cabin wont yet be marketed.

Im monitoring N29968 a few times a day; I want to see how the new layout actually looks.
The LOPA was posted on here in one of the retrofit threads for the 789 - I forget which one exactly.
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Originally Posted by ContinentalFan View Post
Im looking forward to the three or four months when the upgraded B789s will be flying to SIN, but the PP cabin wont yet be marketed.

Im monitoring N29968 a few times a day; I want to see how the new layout actually looks.
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The LOPA was posted on here in one of the retrofit threads for the 789 - I forget which one exactly.
The LOPAs doe the 789 and 788 are linked to here -

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31314971-post26.html
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Im looking forward to the three or four months when the upgraded B789s will be flying to SIN, but the PP cabin wont yet be marketed.

Im monitoring N29968 a few times a day; I want to see how the new layout actually looks.
For Singapore they will only need three birds to cover it and it's most likely the first route so I'd expect it to be marketed as a PP route by March or early April. The first retrofit will be done soon and then you have deliveries in january and February.
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Originally Posted by UAinAUS View Post
CRJ-550 fleet: 18 total (all GoJet) – expect at least 54 in service by end of 2020
CRJ-700 fleet: 47 total (19 Skywest, 20 Mesa, 8 GoJet) – Remaining GoJet and all Mesa to be removed and converted to CR5
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Where are the extra frames for the CRJ-550 fleet coming from?
Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
As new E175s arrive, equal number of C700s needs to be removed due to pilot scope.

No limit on planes that seat 50 pax or less, hence C550 was born @:-)
That I understand but the totals don't add up. 18 in service + 6 in mod + 20 Mesa + 8 GoJet = 52. This is less than "at least 54". I was wondering if they were pulling C700s from other operators, SkyWest, the desert, etc.

Additionally, the highest current GoJet tail number is N551GJ and the lowest is N501GJ. This indicates at least 51 GoJet C550s in time, unless UA would be using the GJ numbers for Mesa etc.

I'm personally hoping they scrape up a lot of C700s from all over to dump the CR2 entirely.
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