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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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United Airlines Fleet Updates [2024 Edition]

Old Jan 13, 2024, 2:58 pm
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Randomly spotted a 763 (N664UA) out of commission for exactly a week between flights. Last flown January 6, next flight January 13.

Any specific reason for the down time?
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Old Jan 13, 2024, 4:27 pm
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Originally Posted by Repooc17
Randomly spotted a 763 (N664UA) out of commission for exactly a week between flights. Last flown January 6, next flight January 13.

Any specific reason for the down time?
Its the winter, and UA has more widebodies than it needs? And Polaris conversions are complete?
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Old Jan 13, 2024, 10:35 pm
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738 Paint:
N17233 exited AMA 3875/12Jan in EvoBlu livery
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Old Jan 17, 2024, 4:41 pm
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752 Paint:
N12125 entered AMA 3781/17Jan for EvoBlu livery
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N17730 entered AMA 3889/16Jan for EvoBlu livery
320 retirement:
N410UA entered MZJ 3875/17Jan for retirement, parts and/or scrap I presume
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Old Jan 17, 2024, 5:56 pm
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It could be interesting while the 37X (9MAX) are grounded that the conversion to United Next on the first 30 (7501-7530) to take place.
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Old Jan 17, 2024, 11:19 pm
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Originally Posted by h2oflyboy
It could be interesting while the 37X (9MAX) are grounded that the conversion to United Next on the first 30 (7501-7530) to take place.
Would only work assuming there are extra parts and labor around to make those conversions possible. While it would make sense given that those planes are idle, don't think UA would pay for that. Unless they swap the conversions from other plane type and keep those older planes flying.
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Old Jan 18, 2024, 7:43 am
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Why is the A321neo so slow

Look at the inflight mag. All other aircraft are speed listed at 530MPH and up. But the 321neo is 518mph cruise. Slower than even a EMB 170 at 520MPH. I know this is not in reality the cruise speed. But it still should provide a relative compare
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Old Jan 18, 2024, 8:42 am
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Originally Posted by saccoNY
Look at the inflight mag. All other aircraft are speed listed at 530MPH and up. But the 321neo is 518mph cruise. Slower than even a EMB 170 at 520MPH. I know this is not in reality the cruise speed. But it still should provide a relative compare
Not sure why United's are so much slower - LH says 840 kph (~522 mph) and Delta says 525 mph

All else being equal, that should only mean about a five minute difference in flight time on an 1,800 mile flight (roughly ORD-SFO)
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Old Jan 18, 2024, 9:27 am
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Originally Posted by United747
Not sure why United's are so much slower - LH says 840 kph (~522 mph) and Delta says 525 mph

All else being equal, that should only mean about a five minute difference in flight time on an 1,800 mile flight (roughly ORD-SFO)
still be compared to a 787 thats nearly 42MPH. 25-30 mins in a transcon is marginally significant IMHO
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Old Jan 18, 2024, 9:44 am
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Originally Posted by hirohito888
Would only work assuming there are extra parts and labor around to make those conversions possible. While it would make sense given that those planes are idle, don't think UA would pay for that. Unless they swap the conversions from other plane type and keep those older planes flying.
Also they would have to get waivers to fly them to the places that do NEXT conversions.
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Old Jan 18, 2024, 9:48 am
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Originally Posted by saccoNY
still be compared to a 787 thats nearly 42MPH. 25-30 mins in a transcon is marginally significant IMHO
787 compared to another widebody - 777 - is also slower.

Perhaps the fuel efficiency for both the 321 Neo and 787 contribute to the speed?
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Old Jan 18, 2024, 10:21 am
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On cruising speed, perhaps focusing on the types of engines instead of just looking at aircraft types may provide better explanation?

I don't have the answers but when I look for car mileage and acceleration etc, I focus on the car engines rather than just looking at, for example, Subaru Forrester vs Honda CR-V. (both come with different engine options)
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Old Jan 18, 2024, 10:29 am
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737NG/MAX and A320 are not materially different in terms of cruise speed. Obviously, lots of factors besides capability of the aircraft go into actual cruise speed in service.

757/767 slightly faster, and 777/787 are faster still. Comparing inflight time on same sector between A32X/737 and 777/787 would show that the WB is generally faster.
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Old Jan 18, 2024, 6:59 pm
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Originally Posted by Infinite1K
787 compared to another widebody - 777 - is also slower.

Perhaps the fuel efficiency for both the 321 Neo and 787 contribute to the speed?
787= 560 mph
777= 550 mph

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and on a flight like TLV-EWR that can be 20-30 mins.

in terms of A320 vs A321neo this is a good question why the NEO has more thrust and yet is slower vs A320
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Old Jan 19, 2024, 4:18 pm
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E175:
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