747400sp From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4017 posts, RR: 2 Posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4025 times:
Now that we know that UA will replace their 744 with A350 900XWB, I wonder when will UA start looking into a replacement for their 777-200 fleet? Maybe their replacement have not hit the drawing board yet?
2707200X From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 9520 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 3995 times:
If UA wants to replace the 747-400 with a smaller plane that should fit as a replacement for the 777-200, they are looking as smaller planes, in this case they would probably use the 787-9 or even the 787-8 that they have on order that would also replace the 767-300.
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PM From Namibia, joined Feb 2005, 7183 posts, RR: 63
Reply 5, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3537 times:
Quoting UnitedTristar (Reply 2): I think this is why they have 50 options for each type, for the eventual 777 replacement, having options for both allows for a later choice after having experience with each model.
When the time comes, UA can choose their preferred version(s) of 787 and/or A350. They'll have plenty of options to scale up or down or stay more or less with the same capacity.
Quoting alphaomega (Reply 3): UA 777-200 replacement? 777-200s....they're not going out of style yet.
United's oldest 777 is 15 years old. Their youngest is 8. They'll start getting 787s and A350s in 2016 when their 777 fleet will be between 21 and 14 years old. If UA don't want to be flying 25-year old 777s they'd better be thinking now about how they are going to replace them.
RoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 10415 posts, RR: 52
Reply 9, posted (5 years 4 months 3 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 2831 times:
There is no forecast date for the removal of the 777s. They will eventually be replaced, but that will happen after the 767s and 747s have left the fleet in 2019. Depending on what plane performs better and has lower total costs, it might be the 787 or A350.
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