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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2021 Edition]

United Airlines Fleet Updates [2021 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)
73L - B737-900ER Slimline Config (3413-3442 & 3479: 20/42/117), (3443-3478: 20/39/120) (3479 Sky Interior and Space bins)
37E - B737-MAX8 Slimline 16/54/96): Sky Interior and Space bins
37X - B737-MAX9 Slimline
20/48/111): 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)
78H - B787-8 (28J/21PP/38E+/158Y)
78Z - B787-9 (48/88/116 config)
78P - B787-9 (48J/21PP/39E+/149Y 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
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) Fleet retired
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/BQN/BFM, 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 Mar 31, 21, 7:50 am
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Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
An indication that the 764s will be re-actived post-Covid, I imagine.
Seems like they will be back sooner than later. With demand picking up and the PW 777s out it makes sense. I enjoy the 767s so glad to see it!
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Old Mar 31, 21, 9:06 am
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Are the 764s still not going to be refitted with Polaris?
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Old Mar 31, 21, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by JAaronT View Post
Are the 764s still not going to be refitted with Polaris?
For now, no.
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Old Mar 31, 21, 1:33 pm
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CR5:
N502MJ and N507MJ have entered service with GoJet and CRJ-550 seatmap.
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Old Mar 31, 21, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by atword View Post
CR5:
N502MJ and N507MJ have entered service with GoJet and CRJ-550 seatmap.
Ahh you beat me to it! Yes both entered, 40 total now . Not re-registered as of yet.
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Old Mar 31, 21, 3:16 pm
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Originally Posted by UAinAUS View Post
Ahh you beat me to it! Yes both entered, 40 total now . Not re-registered as of yet.
Most RJs don't seem to get re-registered as they move from one operator to another...why are the CR5s getting re-registered? With Mesa retaining ownership of these I've been wondering if they would get GJ registrations. UX would have been nice to see, as was done with some of the new E175SCs.
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Old Apr 1, 21, 1:00 am
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Originally Posted by atword View Post
Most RJs don't seem to get re-registered as they move from one operator to another...why are the CR5s getting re-registered? With Mesa retaining ownership of these I've been wondering if they would get GJ registrations. UX would have been nice to see, as was done with some of the new E175SCs.
I dont have an answer as to why, but the N5xxGJ range has already been reserved for these frames as well. Even the GoJet to GoJet frames were re-registered. Part of the hoopla with the CRJ-550 I assume. Who knows
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Old Apr 1, 21, 9:53 am
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Originally Posted by UAinAUS View Post
I dont have an answer as to why, but the N5xxGJ range has already been reserved for these frames as well. Even the GoJet to GoJet frames were re-registered. Part of the hoopla with the CRJ-550 I assume. Who knows
I thought the same about the 500 series hoopla; the GJ to GJ re-regs would otherwise not make sense. It's ironic that the MJ frames already have 500 series numbers, many overlapping active N5xxGJ numbers.
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Old Apr 2, 21, 6:37 pm
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UAX Update

E145XR:
N11189 (ex-EV) ferried IAH for transfer to CommutAir

CR2:
N965SW entered ROW for paint
N962SW exited ROW in EvoBlu livery

CR7:
N506MJ ferried STL for CR5 conversion
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Old Apr 2, 21, 10:22 pm
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Usually hanging out in the AS / WN forums....but flying UA a lot more lately.....AS almost has its entire fleet pulled from storage......same soon for AA

any update on UA fleet will all be back into operation (i know the 777A are down due to DEN incident) but wondering mainly about the NB fleet as thats mainly domestic/close international.....WB will take a while.....
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Old Apr 3, 21, 8:25 am
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Originally Posted by isaacchambers View Post
Usually hanging out in the AS / WN forums....but flying UA a lot more lately.....AS almost has its entire fleet pulled from storage......same soon for AA

any update on UA fleet will all be back into operation (i know the 777A are down due to DEN incident) but wondering mainly about the NB fleet as thats mainly domestic/close international.....WB will take a while.....
UA hasn't released guidance on when the parked narrowbodies will be put back into service, but it is planning to operate around 60% of its 2019 domestic schedule and 100%+ of Central/Latin, which is primarily flown by narrowbodies. Aside from the grounded PW 777s, all widebodies will be out of storage by the summer as the 767-400s are being reactivated. That's a big caveat, since there are 52 PW 772s, but UA has been flying comparatively more all-cargo flights than AA/DL and the 77W/787 fleets have mostly all been in service throughout the pandemic.

AA is planning to bring all parked aircraft back into service, but keep in mind they've retired several fleets (E90, 757, 767, A330) which amounted to 96 frames from their pre-pandemic fleet, so they'll be a considerably smaller airline coming out of this. Even still, AA needs to train pilots to staff the airplanes returned to service, and my understanding and expectation is this won't happen overnight. United is similarly limited, but the training center but has been very busy since the late winter.
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Old Apr 4, 21, 5:36 pm
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UAX Update

E145XR:
N11189 entered service with CommutAir
N16170 (ex-EV) ferried IAH for transfer to CommutAir

CR7:
N510MJ ferried AMA for paint
N796SK ferried ROW for paint
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Old Apr 8, 21, 7:10 am
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N653UA Sked to exit HKG 2693/9Apr with High J Polaris/PP
N658UA sked to enter HKG 2692/9Apr for High J Polaris/PP
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Old Apr 8, 21, 8:34 pm
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A319:
N3304U - ex-easyJet A319. UA has taken delivery of the aircraft on paper. Delivery flights from QLA to the US have not been scheduled yet.
N4306U - ex-easyJet A319. UA has taken delivery of the aircraft on paper. Delivery flights from QLA to the US have not been scheduled yet.

Note: None of the ex-easyJet aircraft are currently expected to enter revenue service. UA has stated that they will be sold but some ambiguity remains if it is a sale/lease-back setup or if the aircraft will be sold to another carrier.

789:
N19986 - Confirmed entry into SFO for induction on 7-Apr/2707
N28987 - Scheduled entry into XMN for Polaris seat installation on 10-Apr/2702
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Old Apr 8, 21, 8:58 pm
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Originally Posted by GMoneyCO View Post
789:
N19986 - Confirmed entry into SFO for induction on 7-Apr/2707
N28987 - Scheduled entry into XMN for Polaris seat installation on 10-Apr/2702
The UA Fleet Website shows N28987 already has Polaris installed.
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