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User currently offlineSTT757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 16857 posts, RR: 51
Posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3197 times:

Where does UAL have maintenance facilities, and what aircraft are worked on where. What aircraft and how much gets farmed out? I know they shut down Indianapolis.

Thanks.


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User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3194 times:

Would Guess ORD, SFO, IAD DEN, just a guess in that order

User currently onlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 906 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3181 times:

They have MX in DEN, SFO, ORD, LAX, and IAD and overhul is done out of the country being contracted on big jets and little ones in greensburo, nc


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25056 posts, RR: 46
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3174 times:

Only remaining heavy maintenance base remaining is SFO, which United has publicly stated they are looking to sell.

Majority of heavy check work however is farmed out with 777s to China, 744s Korea, 757 and 767s in GSO, much of the 737 work to its former IND facility now run by AAR and some Airbus work down to LCQ



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User currently onlineN104UA From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 906 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3159 times:



Quoting YULYMX (Reply 1):
QUOTE SELECTED TEXT

SFO is biggest
DEN = #2
ORD = #3
LAX = #4
IAD = #5



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5935 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

This link can give you more specific information http://www.unitedsvcs.com/index.html

However SFO is the major maintenance base, with ORD, DEN, IAD, NRT and LAX and some other outstations having maintenance capabilities.



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User currently offlineAAH732UAL From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3149 times:

A lot of that is just on-line repairs. A bunch is contracted to either the old IND base or overseas to like Ameco

User currently offlineJaysan From India, joined Apr 2008, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3131 times:

What about JFK? Dont they have a hanger there?

User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25056 posts, RR: 46
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3100 times:



Quoting Jaysan (Reply 7):
What about JFK?

They rent a single bay from the Port Authority - but again this is just for line maintenace.



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User currently offlineJaysan From India, joined Apr 2008, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3054 times:



Quoting Laxintl (Reply 8):
They rent a single bay from the Port Authority - but again this is just for line maintenace.

Thanks for the info... if memory serves me right there is more then one bay at that hanger, did UA ever occupy those bays at any time and are those bays now vacant?


User currently offlineLaxintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25056 posts, RR: 46
Reply 10, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3044 times:

United had two bays until late last summer at which time Atlas Air took over the lease on one from the PA.


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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3034 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 3):
Only remaining heavy maintenance base remaining is SFO, which United has publicly stated they are looking to sell.

Yet another stupid move.



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User currently offlineJaysan From India, joined Apr 2008, 99 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3034 times:



Quoting Laxintl (Reply 10):
United had two bays until late last summer at which time Atlas Air took over the lease on one from the PA.

Thanks Laxintl


User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25056 posts, RR: 46
Reply 13, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3011 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
Yet another stupid move.

Why's that? If they can monetize the value in the facilities for what some have valued at near $1bil why not.

UALs feel they are not competitive enough to do the work inhouse (esp in a high cost city like SFO), so why not divest ones self and make a nice profit.

Under UA's proposal line work would remain with about half of the current work force.



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 75
Reply 14, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 2983 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):

Why's that? If they can monetize the value in the facilities for what some have valued at near $1bil why not.



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):

UALs feel they are not competitive enough to do the work inhouse (esp in a high cost city like SFO), so why not divest ones self and make a nice profit.

Because you end up losing income potential, both with money saved and money earned. One only watch what AA does to understand that.



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5935 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2958 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 13):
Quoting N1120A (Reply 11):
Yet another stupid move.

Why's that? If they can monetize the value in the facilities for what some have valued at near $1bil why not.

Yup another stupid move by United, just like the same stupid move that Air Canada did with there maintenance services, and we all know how badly AC is managed and how unprofitable they are.  sarcastic 

(NOTE: the above was sarcasm just in case you couldn't tell, I think that this move by UA, if it happens, is brilliant.)



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25056 posts, RR: 46
Reply 16, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2949 times:

SFO MX base already works as profit center under the United Services banner and must even bid for internal UA work - eg TED painting, cabin refits etc..

Even with this for profit mentality, in many cases the UA Mx base cant be cost competitive enough to do even United's work let along 3rd party work. Recent loss of Virgin America nose to tail contract to Lufthansa Technik was a stinging loss to the organization and likely indicative of where UA sits in the MRO arena.

Only work that United seems to holding its own is in the engine shop with PW2000 and 4000 overhauls along with possibly the landing gear shop, plus good number of line customers at various stations.



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User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2234 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2883 times:
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They used to have one at IND, but a private company owns it now but UA still gets maintenance done there still.


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22865 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2611 times:



Quoting LAXintl (Reply 16):
Even with this for profit mentality, in many cases the UA Mx base cant be cost competitive enough to do even United's work let along 3rd party work. Recent loss of Virgin America nose to tail contract to Lufthansa Technik was a stinging loss to the organization and likely indicative of where UA sits in the MRO arena.

What are they doing wrong? Is it just about labor prices, or is there something else at work?



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26414 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2582 times:



Quoting United1 (Reply 15):

Yup another stupid move by United, just like the same stupid move that Air Canada did with there maintenance services, and we all know how badly AC is managed and how unprofitable they are.

Um, Air Canada didn't sell all of its maintenance holdings and kept their major MRO in Winnipeg.

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 16):

Even with this for profit mentality, in many cases the UA Mx base cant be cost competitive enough to do even United's work let along 3rd party work. Recent loss of Virgin America nose to tail contract to Lufthansa Technik was a stinging loss to the organization and likely indicative of where UA sits in the MRO arena.

Then they need to run things better.

Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 18):

What are they doing wrong? Is it just about labor prices, or is there something else at work?

This is United Air Lines management after all.



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User currently offlineUnited1 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5935 posts, RR: 9
Reply 20, posted (6 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2549 times:



Quoting N1120A (Reply 19):
Um, Air Canada didn't sell all of its maintenance holdings and kept their major MRO in Winnipeg.

UA is not planning on selling all of its maintenance holdings either....



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