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United Charter 747-400 N194UA  
User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3085 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 17534 times:

Anybody seen this?



http://i44.tinypic.com/2j8bns.png
http://youtu.be/4AAhfbmm5eY

This 744 was leased to Atlas and has now been returned to UA.

Is that the final livery?


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25723 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 17534 times:

Yes the 1-year Atlas lease is up as they have acquired other equipment and N194UA will operate on AMC and other charter flying over the next year back at United.


From the desert to the sea, to all of Southern California
User currently offlineUnited787 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2728 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 17519 times:

Looks like crap!

enough said filler filler filler


User currently offlineac033 From Hong Kong, joined Jun 2008, 110 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 17410 times:

Any Change to the config? Nice video thanks!

User currently offlinegdg9 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 17402 times:

Well it looks like they were trying to do the repaint on the cheap here.

User currently offlineseabosdca From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 5588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 17339 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
Yes the 1-year Atlas lease is up as they have acquired other equipment and N194UA will operate on AMC and other charter flying over the next year back at United.

So I assume either 1) they are looking for other lessees or 2) the aircraft is due for a heavy check before long and they intend to park it? That's not what you do for an airplane that you ever expect back in your mainline fleet.


User currently offlineSchweigend From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 628 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 16315 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 1):
Yes the 1-year Atlas lease is up as they have acquired other equipment and N194UA will operate on AMC and other charter flying over the next year back at United.

A ramper at IAH told me that N194UA had been reconfigured to all-J/F seating, with no Y, for its service to Africa. Is that true? Or has she remained in her original UA config?

That would affect the sort of charters she could be good for, and how easily she could return to the mainline fleet.

Quoting United787 (Reply 2):
Looks like crap!

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Quoting gdg9 (Reply 4):
Well it looks like they were trying to do the repaint on the cheap here.

Yes, they did the minimum -- they pained navy blue over the Atlas globe and white over the name. The result is generic-looking. Increasing that sense is "CHARTER" in the new titling, making it seem like it's a new division of the company or something. Only the winglets, with their Atlas-gold horizontal stripe, not so different from UA's gold shade, seem proper.

Is N194UA a plane UA will want to keep? Flying charters, or mainline?

Airfleets.net indicates she first flew in June 1996.

Scottie


User currently offline71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3085 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 16233 times:

It was doing AMC charters while with Atlas so I would guess it stayed in the old UA configuration. You would think with the "charter" paint scheme it will do charters only and maybe a rare mainline substitution, but hard to find any info on this aircraft. I've been watching acars and looks like it is still sitting in SFO.


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User currently offlineBMI727 From United States of America, joined Feb 2009, 15778 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 16221 times:

Quoting United787 (Reply 2):
Looks like crap!

...but saves a nice chunk of cash on repainting the whole thing right away.

Plus depending on who the customer is and where the destination is, it could very well be preferable to have something more nondescript (as nondescript as a 747 can be) than a fully liveried plane.



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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25723 posts, RR: 50
Reply 9, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 15771 times:

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 6):
A ramper at IAH told me that N194UA had been reconfigured to all-J/F seating, with no Y, for its service to Africa. Is that true? Or has she remained in her original UA config?

No stayed in the old UAL FCY config. Never touched the Sonair Angola flying, just did AMC and other commercial charters with at Atlas.

Quoting Schweigend (Reply 6):
Is N194UA a plane UA will want to keep? Flying charters, or mainline?

-400 days are numbered at UA. As I recall another one or two tails get parked this year.

194 I understand will stick around for about 1-year on AMC flying which starts in the spring IIRC.



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User currently offlineatcsundevil From United States of America, joined Mar 2010, 1216 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 15624 times:

I would guess they haven't gone the full mile because they still have about 150 PMUA aircraft waiting to receive the new livery. They've got a pretty ambitious timeline for having the entire fleet painted. Why should something which is parked most of the time and used as a charter some of the time take up a slot in the paint shop for the better part a week, if not more? Not to mention it may be out the door or in the desert by this time next year.

Sure, it looks half assed, but that paint job probably took two guys and a scissor lift less than a day. I suppose they did what PMCO has done to change the Continental tiles to say UNITED. Yes, it looks like crap, but for the job they've apparently tasked it with, it's sensible. It says UNITED and is relatively close to the same paint scheme, sans the globe, obviously. I say it's good enough.


At least they didn't use stickers...   


User currently offlinena From Germany, joined Dec 1999, 10763 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15556 times:

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 9):
-400 days are numbered at UA. As I recall another one or two tails get parked this year.

UA 744s from now on are wfu due to age, not due to lease exprirements. They have a number of 1989/1990-built examples which are approaching final retirement. In very few years we´ll be discussing this about UAs aging 777 fleet.


User currently offlinesunking737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2054 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (2 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 15496 times:

I received an emailed from a friend who said this "on the wide body side we are bringing back 8194 (747-400) back from lease and they must have plans for EWR as they will be running a 747/400 intro class for the mechanics..UA NEVER has a class for no reason so there will be -400 ops there."

This will just make some of you ask more questions.



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