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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2023 Edition]

Old Dec 31, 2022, 5:22 am
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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- code refers to type and configuration but not IFE:

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73R/S - B737-700 Slimline (Copa/Former GUM) (12/36/78 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
20/48/111Sky Interior and Space bins
75B - B757-200 Int'l Config (
16/45/108)
75S - B757-200 Int'l Config Slimline (16/42/118)
75B - B757-200 Int'l Config (
16/45/108)
75E - B757-300 Slimline (24/57/156 config)
76S - B767-400ER (39/70/131 with Y crew mod)
76U - B767-400ER Polaris/PP (
34J/24PP/48E+/125Y)
78H - B787-8 Polaris/PP (28J/21PP/38E+/158Y)
78P - B787-9 Polaris/PP (48J/21PP/39E+/149Y)
77E - B777-200ER Polaris/PP (50J/24PP/46E+/156Y)

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19F - A319 version 1 (12/36/78 config)
19G - A319 version 2 (12/36/78 config) (ex-CZ frames, different lavs)
20S - A320 version 1 (12/42/96 config)
20C - A320 version 2 (ex-CZ frames) (12/42/96 config), different lavs
21N - 321neo (<!--td {border: 1px solid #cccccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;}-->20/57/123 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
76L - B767-300ER Polaris/PP (46J/22PP/43E+/56Y config)
76Q - B767-300ER Polaris/PP (30J/24PP/36E+/113Y config)

77G/M - B777-200 Domestic (Versions 3 & 4 / 28F/102E+/234Y config)
77O - B777-200ER Domestic Version 32F/124E+/206Y 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
BQN/BFM, Airbus maintenance
SAL Airbus and 763 Maint

SAT 757 maint/reconfiguration, some 763 maintenance
INT, 737 & 757 maint.
TPA, 737 heavy maint, contract, but UA building own hanger
RFD, 737 heavy maintenance
GYR, 737 maint, occasionally used for paint.

ILN/GSO 752/753 maint. occasional 763 maint.
Domestic In House:
SFO, Airbus D checks, heavy 772 maint, 737NG C checks, other maint.
MCO, 737/757 maintenance, some mods.
IAH, light maint, some mods
SEA, 737, 787 delivery induction
PDX/LAX, 737 delivery Induction

DEN, IAD, 787 new delivery induction
Paint Facilities
Active: AMA, VCV, FTW, Inactive:CWF
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
SIN 787 Maint


Services ended at:
MCN, PEK, SKF, VQQ, DLH

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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2023 Edition]

Old Dec 31, 2022, 5:20 am
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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2023 Edition]

Happy New Year, and welcome to the 2023 Fleet Thread

Picking up from the 2022 thread United Airlines Fleet Updates [2022 Edition]

Basic summary of 2022 Fleet changes:
All 777 Fleet back in service
6x 78J’s delivered
789 Polaris/PE mods completed
764 Polaris/PP mods commenced
763 Hi-J Polaris/PP mods completed
763 lo-J PP mods commenced
752 slimline mods began again
18x 7M9 delivered

16x 7M8 delivered
2x A320s re-joined fleet (previously exited UA frames)
1x 763 exited fleet due to corrosion

4x E175s delivered
17x E175SCs parked due to pilot shortage
23x CR5s parked due to pilot shortage
2x E170 exited the fleet
4x CR5s were added to the fleet
14x ER4s exited the fleet

8x CR2s exited the fleet


Jan 2023 United Fleet & 2023 Outlook:

A319 fleet: 81 total– all purchased frames have entered fleet. No changes anticipated


A320 fleet: 99 total – some possible retirements as 7M8 deliveries continue

A321neo fleet - None, first 6 units scheduled for delivery in late 2023

73G fleet: 40 total in service – no changes anticipated

738 fleet: 141 total – no changes anticipated

739 fleet: 148 total – no changes anticipated; Re-alignment to 20/45/114 configuration will continue

7M8 fleet: 32 total – deliveries continue through 2023

7M9 fleet: 48 total – deliveries continue through 2023


752 fleet: 40 total – slimline mods continue through 2023

753 fleet: 21 total – no changes anticipated


**Narrowbody interior refresh program expected to begin in 2023

763 fleet: 37 total – 24x 46J/PP, 12x 30J/ no PP, 1x 30J/24PP, All remaining 30J frames to get PP in 2023


764 fleet: 16 total – Polaris/PP modifications to continue and complete in 2023

772 fleet: 19 total – 28F domestic config, no changes anticipated


77E fleet: 55 total – 51 in Polaris/PP config; 4 in 32F domestic config, no changes anticipated

77W fleet: 22 total – all with Polaris/PP, no changes anticipated

788 fleet: 12 total – all with Polaris/PP, no changes anticipated

789 fleet: 38 total – all with Polaris/PP, no changes anticipated

78J fleet: 19 total - all with Polaris and PP, 2 deliveries expected in 2023

CRJ-200 fleet: 172 Total (64 Air Wisconsin, 108 SkyWest) plus 9 floaters – Air Wisconsin fleet to be completed removed in 2023. Skywest fleet may fluctuate but will remain essentially the same this year

CRJ-550 fleet: 59 total (all GoJet) – 23 frames parked. Return to service and growth of fleet dependant on pilot availability

CRJ-700 fleet: 19 total (all SkyWest) – No changes anticipated

CRJ-900 fleet: None – Mesa to temporarily add CR9 units in 2023 while Embraer fleet is shuffled amongst the UAX carriers

E170 fleet: 36 total (all Republic) – fleet will continue to draw down in 2023

E175SC fleet: 45 total (25 SkyWest, 20 Mesa) – 17 frames parked which should return to service when able to staff. No other changes anticipated


E175 fleet: 157 total, 6 parked (65 SkyWest, 60 Mesa, 32 Republic) – maximum cap of 153 in-service units. Expect some shuffling, with 153 in service

ERJ-145 fleet: 65 total (all CommuteAir) – Interior refreshes continue. No other changes anticipated.

** note CRJ-200 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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Really interested to see what happens with the A321’s.
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What's the interior going to be with the A321 neos? Typical domestic or will it be a little nicer since these planes could be used for TATL flights.
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Well, that is the question. While 321neo can to TATL, I wonder if UA sprung for the long range version which would give more options - and maybe prevent technical westbound technical stops that 757s sometimes encountered in the winter.

Of course they would also have to have lie flats if flying TATL
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Originally Posted by EmailKid
Well, that is the question. While 321neo can to TATL, I wonder if UA sprung for the long range version which would give more options - and maybe prevent technical westbound technical stops that 757s sometimes encountered in the winter.

Of course they would also have to have lie flats if flying TATL
UA bought the A321XLR as well, which I presume will have lie-flat J on it but aren't starting to be delivered until 2024. I was under the assumption that the A321neos would be used solely for domestic and nearby international (i.e. Canada, Mexico, Central America) which would not necessitate installation of lie-flat seating.

More curious to see how UA handles any lift in TPAC flying, as they have reoriented heavily towards Europe, particularly for summer flying, and are using non-772HD widebodies for TCON/Hawaii routes far more than they used to pre-pandemic. Only taking delivery of 2 more 78Js this year doesn't suggest they will have much/any slack if China joins the rest of the world in effectively moving past pandemic policies/precautions.
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I'm a bit confused as to the range data for MAX and 321 aircraft UA ordered. Maybe someone has more info.
I find no indication UA ordered aux tanks for 737MAX or 321NEO aircraft.

The stated range for the 321NEO is 3500NM w/o aux tanks. The 321LR has aux tanks to push it to 4000nm. XLR is 4700nm. UA didn't order the LR to my knowledge.
The standard 321neo should provide Hawaii with fantastic service, but DEN could be out of range with winds. Markets like IAH-LIM is at the edge of workable. EWR/ORD Carrebean is no problem as would be EWR-KEF, but UA will probably fly an internationally configured aircraft on any TATL route (maybe the exception of EWR-PDL.)

739ER has a range of 2870nm without aux tanks and this may be why flying it to Hawaii has weight restrictions.
Other sites show the 739ER range of 2950NM with 1 aux tank. 738 range is 2935NM.

737MAX9 has a range of 3550nm with it looks like a standard aux tank. This is comparable to the A321neo.

UA has stated the 321neo will be a domestically configured aircraft flying the same type routes as 753, 739ER, etc. This would mean Hawaii, but not TATL
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Regarding the 737-900 reconfiguration (standardizing to 20F / 45Y+ / 114Y), how is the extra space being created to turn row 12 into Y+? Are rows 8-11 losing an inch of pitch? And/or is row 7DEF losing some space? Hopefully the hard bulkhead is remaining between 7DEF and First Class...
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Originally Posted by EmailKid
Well, that is the question. While 321neo can to TATL, I wonder if UA sprung for the long range version which would give more options - and maybe prevent technical westbound technical stops that 757s sometimes encountered in the winter.

Of course they would also have to have lie flats if flying TATL
Not necessarily. They could do what they do to PDL and make the front cabin O instead of J if there are only recliners
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737MAX9 New Deliveries:
N27546 exited SEA Induction 2748/1Jan. 1st Revenue flight sked 2655/2Jan
N37548 sked to exit LAX induction on 1st sked revenue flight 738/2Jan
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737MAX8 New Delivery:
N17285 sked to exit LAX induction on 1st revenue flight 1712/2Jan
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78X:
N14016 first revenue flight 700/3Jan
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N819UA entered AMA paint for EvoBlu livery 2739/2Jan
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737MAX9 New Delivery:
N38547 exited PDX Induction 2733/2Jan
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Still not much news re a 752 replacement with new all-aisle lie-flat hardware.
It appears it will not be the first A321 deliveries.
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Still not much news re a 752 replacement with new all-aisle lie-flat hardware.
It appears it will not be the first A321 deliveries.
The A321XLR will be the 752 replacement (and the MAX 10 subfleet with lie-flat). Those will start next year IIRC. I am hoping there is still some decent overlap so that there will be an excess of narrowbodies with lie-flat in J. Will miss the 752s when they finally go
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37
The A321XLR will be the 752 replacement (and the MAX 10 subfleet with lie-flat). Those will start next year IIRC. I am hoping there is still some decent overlap so that there will be an excess of narrowbodies with lie-flat in J. Will miss the 752s when they finally go…
Looking fwd to the XLR (in 2024?). I would expect it to be a nice improvement over the 752: new lieflats and slightly wider Y-seats..

Counting 220 widebodies (incl the 2 78J due) for 2023. Quite impressive!

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