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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:

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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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Old May 4, 2024, 5:26 pm
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Originally Posted by narvik
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Yeah, airlines are falling all over themselves buying commercial airframes from China.
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Old May 4, 2024, 5:30 pm
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Originally Posted by halls120
Yeah, airlines are falling all over themselves buying commercial airframes from China.
Brazil and Japan may be the countries to watch.
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Old May 4, 2024, 5:32 pm
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Originally Posted by halls120
Yeah, airlines are falling all over themselves buying commercial airframes from China.

They supposedly have orders for 1000+ C919 aircraft.
Wouldn't be surprised if they didn't [eventually] have a huge impact on Airbus and Boeing.

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Very disappointed about UA not seeking more 777s. Much prefer the 777 to the 787.
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Old May 4, 2024, 5:39 pm
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Originally Posted by narvik
Very disappointed about UA not seeking more 777s. Much prefer the 777 to the 787.
As do I, but Boeing cant seem to get the 777-9 certified, can they?
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Old May 4, 2024, 6:38 pm
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Originally Posted by narvik
They supposedly have orders for 1000+ C919 aircraft.
Wouldn't be surprised if they didn't [eventually] have a huge impact on Airbus and Boeing.

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Very disappointed about UA not seeking more 777s. Much prefer the 777 to the 787.
probably all from Chinese airlines, Iran, and Russia.
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Old May 4, 2024, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by UAL757222
probably all from Chinese airlines, Iran, and Russia.
No, not even: pretty much Chinese airlines or Chinese-owned airlines only....at this point.
The CAAC is only just seeking outside-of-China approval for it this year.

Will UA buy any COMAC planes? No, not in our lifetime.
But to dismiss COMAC completely is nave, IMO.

The C919 is currently flying (see pic) and if they can keep it up in the air and without many incidents, it will likely "take off", so to speak.
Once it does, it will have a huge impact on Boeing and Airbus, even if it just means that they'll have some current orders cancelled and can better keep up with demand, it will have a positive impact even on UA maybe.
And if it means Boeing will finally realize they have to up their game in order to stay relevant, well all the better.

I should take this and report back:

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Old May 4, 2024, 7:23 pm
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Embraer is said to explore making plane to rival Boeing, Airbus
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Originally Posted by EWR764
It's just a stale gripe left over from the merger. A decade or so ago that sentiment might have found some more company.
I like the NxxxUA system because it's always made it easy for me to track / log tail numbers of the flights I take.
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Old May 4, 2024, 9:29 pm
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The NxxxUA system is great, except how do you get several blocks of 100 numbers in a row with UA on the end. I wonder how much hassle it was in years past to get all those numbers - how much did they pay people to transfer their numbers. etc.?
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Old May 4, 2024, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by zeus2120
I like the NxxxUA system because it's always made it easy for me to track / log tail numbers of the flights I take.
Yep, exactly. And the problem with the other way is that they dont even go sequentially. The first A321 is N44501. The next is N14502. Not N44502, 44503, etc

Doing N4501, N4502, etc even with no U or letter would be easier too.
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Originally Posted by zeus2120
I like the NxxxUA system because it's always made it easy for me to track / log tail numbers of the flights I take.
I get what you're saying, but multitude of apps available for that purpose now make things much easier, with the benefit of being able to go back into the flight's history to find a tail you might have forgotten to note, or other carriers, including foreign.
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Originally Posted by EWR764
I get what you're saying, but multitude of apps available for that purpose now make things much easier, with the benefit of being able to go back into the flight's history to find a tail you might have forgotten to note, or other carriers, including foreign.
I think the point is that if the tail numbers had some pattern embedded into them, you wouldnt need an app/lookup table to decipher.

There is something to be said about being able to look at a number and be able to get information from it without whipping out an app or going to a website to look up something.
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UAX Update

E175:
N85351 exited SAT and back in service
N85320 exited OKC converted to E175SC. Now in 12/32/26 config.

E175SC:
Correcting my typo: N89362 is in BOI (not 363)
N741YX is back in E175 config (12/16/48)
N740YX is back in E175 config (12/16/48)

CR9:
N246LR exited fleet
N248LR exited fleet
N902FJ exited fleet
N905J exited fleet
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