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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2024 Edition]

Old Dec 30, 2023, 6:44 pm
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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:

pmCO
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 20/48/111…Sky 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)

pmUA
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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Old May 1, 2024, 11:36 am
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Originally Posted by UAL757222
They just can’t let go of continental’s ridiculous registration scheme. Could’ve been NxxxUA, UN, UL, anything or NXXXXU to make it easier.
Good look finding straight series of NXXXUA registrations these days. With a mainline fleet that will exceed 1000 frames, UA would easily run out of numbers, even if it went to UN/UL/US/UB etc. And what difference does it make? UA has 2-3 distinct registration conventions, while AA and DL are all over the map by comparison.

Besides, the actual registration really doesn't mean anyhting internally. Each airplane has a sequential United fleet number that has some connection to the registration, but is otherwise not relevant.
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Old May 1, 2024, 11:49 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764
Good look finding straight series of NXXXUA registrations these days. With a mainline fleet that will exceed 1000 frames, UA would easily run out of numbers, even if it went to UN/UL/US/UB etc. And what difference does it make? UA has 2-3 distinct registration conventions, while AA and DL are all over the map by comparison.

Besides, the actual registration really doesn't mean anyhting internally. Each airplane has a sequential United fleet number that has some connection to the registration, but is otherwise not relevant.
Ive never cared, it would be like thousands of personalized license plates in a single state for a company. Whats the point?
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Old May 1, 2024, 12:41 pm
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Originally Posted by COSPILOT
Ive never cared, it would be like thousands of personalized license plates in a single state for a company. Whats the point?
It's just a stale gripe left over from the merger. A decade or so ago that sentiment might have found some more company.
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Old May 1, 2024, 9:41 pm
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739ER NEXT:
N81449 confirmed with NEXT configuration and amenities.

Re N numbers. I really like the convention WN uses. Their N numbers start with the 4 digit fleet number followed by a letter. That makes the 4 digit number plus any letter A-Z surely would make a N number available.
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Old May 1, 2024, 9:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Bunky
739ER NEXT:
N81449 confirmed with NEXT configuration and amenities.

Re N numbers. I really like the convention WN uses. Their N numbers start with the 4 digit fleet number followed by a letter. That makes the 4 digit number plus any letter A-Z surely would make a N number available.
Well, their new system ....... IIRC they started with NxxxSW, then NxxxWN ....... guess they ran out of numbers competing with SkyWest.

And for some reason I thought UA was starting to go to standardized NxxxxU. And I must say, I do find it odd that their pre-loved pickups have the PMUA system for Airbii and PMCO system for Boeings, but not so much for the new Airbii

Just an observation, because I am in definitely in the I don't care camp
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Old May 2, 2024, 6:59 pm
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Does UA have any open 777 orders?
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Old May 2, 2024, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by narvik
Does UA have any open 777 orders?
No I don't think so, the only widebodies on order should be 787s (and A350s)
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Old May 2, 2024, 11:51 pm
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739ER NEXT configuration/Amenities
N61882 sked to exit MIA 2279/3May with NEXT mod complete
N69885 entered MIA 630/2May for NEXT Mod
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Old May 3, 2024, 12:03 am
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UAX Update

E175:
N87337 exited OKC still in 76-seat config
N85340 entered OKC

E175SC:
N89363 ferried BOI
N84378 now flying Skywest for UAX
N85379 now flying Skywest for UAX

CR2:
N930SW exited ROW in new livery (will update when confirmed EvoBlu vs SW)
N973SW entered ROW paint
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Old May 3, 2024, 10:04 am
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Originally Posted by narvik
Does UA have any open 777 orders?
I’m supremely confident that United will. I hope they’re teasing Boeing and, ultimately, will screw them to the wall when it comes to pricing. Confirming delivery of the A350 would send a delightful message.

Baically, through the B777, I want United to do to Boeing what Boeing (B737) did to United.
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Old May 3, 2024, 7:55 pm
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Originally Posted by rmadisonwi
Domestic narrowbody equipment assignments for flights 6+ months out are really just placeholders. When they get closer to finalizing the schedule and consider the best overall equipment rotation, then they will update with finalized equipment assignments.

There’s no way they would practically know about engine issues 6 months in advance. But, given recent guidance on expected equipment deliveries, it’s likely that they will have fewer new planes (both Max and Neo) for various reasons, and if they put placeholders in the schedule for those newer types, but then have to revise for reduced availability, those sorts of swaps will happen when the schedule gets finalized.
Appreciate the info. Thanks!
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Old May 4, 2024, 7:33 am
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Originally Posted by ContinentalFan
I’m supremely confident that United will. I hope they’re teasing Boeing and, ultimately, will screw them to the wall when it comes to pricing. Confirming delivery of the A350 would send a delightful message.

Baically, through the B777, I want United to do to Boeing what Boeing (B737) did to United.
I thought the 77Ws that UA bought 7-8 years ago were already end-of-the-line orders done on the cheap. Hard to envision them getting any more 777s of any kind at this point. Given the backlog of orders, I think they are locked into getting a bunch of 787s and (fingers crossed) the A350.
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Old May 4, 2024, 11:28 am
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Originally Posted by PsiFighter37
I thought the 77Ws that UA bought 7-8 years ago were already end-of-the-line orders done on the cheap. Hard to envision them getting any more 777s of any kind at this point. Given the backlog of orders, I think they are locked into getting a bunch of 787s and (fingers crossed) the A350.
If UA wants more 777s, it would be 777x/777-9, assuming it ever gets to production.
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Boeing’s ineptitude is why there needs to be a 3rd or 4th supplier of jets larger than 100 seats. They shouldn’t order anything more from them until they can show to build what they already have on order. The 777x is a paper airplane despite having a few prototypes.

Would be nice if Lockheed Martin or someone jumped back into the commercial aircraft arena. Doubt it would happen but someone established who started with a true 757 sized replacement might be able to get the foot back in the door and go from there.

The MD commercial line should’ve been sold off to a third party in 1997 as part of a divestiture, in hindsight.
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Old May 4, 2024, 5:21 pm
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Originally Posted by UAL757222
Boeing’s ineptitude is why there needs to be a 3rd or 4th supplier of jets larger than 100 seats.
There is. 🇨🇳
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