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by KVH68
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

About 2 weeks ago, a 767-400 was ferried to SFO for repairs after a tire blew out and damaged a fairing and right inboard flap.

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by KVH68
Tue Aug 22, 2017 6:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Boston92 wrote:
Does anyone know why N419UA has been stuck in SBA for two days?


One of the left main landing gear tire blew up and caused damage to the airplane.

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by KVH68
Tue Aug 22, 2017 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

That's the most bizarre thing I've read in ages. Boeing has offered this feature on the 737 for DECADES. We had ONE aircraft in our 737-200 fleet that had it. It was great- saved a ton of time and pointless "work" to service crew O2. But why would United have it fitted to just the last 4 ...

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by KVH68
Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

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These planes will be equipped with an oxygen service port rather than replaceable crew oxygen bottles. That's the most bizarre thing I've read in ages. Boeing has offered this feature on the 737 for DECADES. We had ONE aircraft in our 737-200 fleet that had it. It was great- saved a ton of time and...

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by KVH68
Thu Aug 17, 2017 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement
Replies: 427
Views: 97237

Re: UA accelerates 747-400 retirement

N181UA is currently at SFO. It is scheduled to have an A-check done there.

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by KVH68
Thu Aug 03, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

777W N2138U It would seem this one didn't get as much induction work done while stuck at PAE as I thought. It's been at SFO since 25July. N2243U Still at PAE getting Polaris-ed. Should be ready for SEA 7/8 Aug.... hopefully. Induction for N2138U is complete. It is currently still at SFO having the ...

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by KVH68
Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

777W N2138U It would seem this one didn't get as much induction work done while stuck at PAE as I thought. It's been at SFO since 25July. N2243U Still at PAE getting Polaris-ed. Should be ready for SEA 7/8 Aug.... hopefully. Induction for N2138U is complete. It is currently still at SFO having the ...

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by KVH68
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8847

Re: UA 77W at ONT

Don't forget, this plane completed induction in SEA and sat there for like 7 days after induction. It flew an employee flight from PAE to ORD. Then it was ferried to LAX where it sat for another 5 days.

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by KVH68
Tue Jul 25, 2017 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Computer is showing that they are starting the Polaris seat installation on 2143 today. It has a completion date of August 7

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by KVH68
Tue Jul 25, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Last week SEA opened a placeholder maintenance page for ordering parts for 2138. A maintenance entry to ferry the airplane to SFO was made on July 24. Perhaps they will finish the induction at the SFO maintenance base. We will see how things play out as the day goes on.

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by KVH68
Tue Jul 25, 2017 2:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W
N2138U is scheduled to fly PAE-SFO for an A-check on July 25. Flight# 2686, 14:00.

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by KVH68
Mon Jul 24, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8847

Re: UA 77W at ONT

There is definitely something going on at ONT. LAX sent 5 technicians and supervisor on a field trip to ONT. So far they have removed 11 sections of seating, flight attendant seat at door 3R, and overhead storage bin above door 5R for "commercial access" (whatever that means). I am getting...

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by KVH68
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 77W at ONT
Replies: 36
Views: 8847

Re: UA 777W at ONT

It will fly to SFO on July 27. I don't know why it flew into ONT.

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by KVH68
Mon Jul 24, 2017 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W
N2142U will spend about 4 days in ONT. It has a flight to SFO on July 27. Flight# 2787

N2138U is scheduled to fly PAE-SEA on July 25. It is scheduled to finish induction at SEA on July 27

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by KVH68
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W
N2142U has the following routing:
July 19, Flight# 2701 SEA-PAE
July 20, Flight# 2700 PAE-ORD (employee flight)
July 20, Flight# 2789 ORD-LAX
July 23, Flight# 2782 LAX-ONT (don't know why)

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by KVH68
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W N2138U is finally having Polaris seats installed. Scheduled completion date of July 25. So 43U will next into SEA once 42U moves out... which should be next couple days unless there are problems. It doesn't seem the company is in much of a hurry to get these planes into service. N2142U was fini...

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by KVH68
Tue Jul 11, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W
N2138U is finally having Polaris seats installed. Scheduled completion date of July 25.

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by KVH68
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

calpsafltskeds wrote:
73G:
N13716 entered SFO 2786/3Jul, outside shot at slimlines/new F


Landing gear change only

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by KVH68
Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W
N2142U showing as "ready for employee flight on July 19th"

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by KVH68
Sat Jul 01, 2017 11:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]
Replies: 38
Views: 8590

Re: Can anyone kindly tell me what this is? [United 757]

Just a loose seal. No big deal. Those things get fixed during the yearly C-check.

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by KVH68
Fri Jun 30, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W
N2142U flew PAE-SEA today, June 30. Flight# 2685

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by KVH68
Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W
N2341U is scheduled to fly SEA-SFO on June, 29. Flight# 2799

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by KVH68
Thu Jun 22, 2017 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W
N2140U flew SEA-SFO on June 21. It should be ready for revenue service in a day or two.

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by KVH68
Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
763 (2-Class):
N673UA entered SFO 2800/16Jun (maintenance)


Flap rotary actuator inspection, landing gear change, and seat cover replacement

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by KVH68
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

77W
N2140U is in SEA for induction. It is scheduled to finish induction on June 18.

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by KVH68
Fri Jun 16, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 881 ORDNRT Circling Chicagoland for Almost 2 Hours
Replies: 9
Views: 5274

Re: UA 881 ORDNRT Circling Chicagoland for Almost 2 Hours

Left engine EGT and N1 exceedance on takeoff

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by KVH68
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

BG777300ER wrote:
Wait, they already have designated maintenance instructors, yet won't be taking any?


Well, the United A350 maintenance instructors were supposed to get trained in Florida this winter.

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by KVH68
Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I spoke with a United A350 maintenance instructor several weeks ago. He doesn't think United will be getting the A350.

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by KVH68
Mon Jun 12, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
763 (3-Class):
N654UA entered SFO 73/9Jun (maintenance)


Flap rotary actuator inspection

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by KVH68
Wed Jun 07, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

N2737U is scheduled to fly PAE - SEA on June 8, flight# 2688.
N2639U is having software load issues.

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by KVH68
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
763 (2-Class):
N672UA entered SFO 2800/3Jun (maintenance)


Landing gear change and seat cover replacement

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by KVH68
Wed May 31, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

fun2fly wrote:
KVH68 wrote:

N2639U should be a quick induction. They mostly ordered placards and stencils. N2737U is having Polaris seats installed. They are almost done with the install.


It looks like 2136 took 4 days at SEA for induction so maybe ready by the weekend?


N2639U has a scheduled completion date of June 3.

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by KVH68
Wed May 31, 2017 2:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

iahcsr wrote:
77W
N2639U Delivery UA2699 PAESEA 30May
37 and 38 are officially delivered, but still at PAE pending the Polaris matter


N2639U should be a quick induction. They mostly ordered placards and stencils. N2737U is having Polaris seats installed. They are almost done with the install.

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by KVH68
Wed May 24, 2017 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 1579 Evacuation @EWR
Replies: 20
Views: 7158

Re: UA 1579 Evacuation @EWR

Just as this aircraft was taking the active runway, an aircraft directly behind it noticed the #2 engine tail pipe fire.

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by KVH68
Sat May 20, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Looks like N2136U is on its way to SEA. http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL2688 FINALLY :crazy: So which will be next, 39 or 40? Or will they sit until 37 is ready :duck: Don't get too excited. This only marks the start of the induction process. There are a bunch of things on order for the induc...

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by KVH68
Wed May 17, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

iahcsr wrote:
77W
36-40 Nothing much new
41-43 The usual testing stuff


2136 is schedule to be released from maintenance on 5/18, but they having multiple inflight entertainment and seat electronic issues. They are also schedule for engine idle runs.

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by KVH68
Tue May 09, 2017 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Looks like N2136U is not ready for delivery yet. Panasonic is still working on some wiring issues.

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by KVH68
Mon May 08, 2017 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

N2136U showing induction at SEA. Where are you seeing that? FlightAware still showing no activity for over a month. Boeing now shows it 'Ready for Delivery', but still at PAE. (UA could be doing some induction work on it there since they officially own it, but seems unlikely) :confused: The compute...

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by KVH68
Sun May 07, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

springtx wrote:
Sorry, but what is TOCS 2.0 ?


TOCS = Technical Operations Computer System

Some United employees have access to it.

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by KVH68
Sun May 07, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

N2136U showing induction at SEA. Where are you seeing that? FlightAware still showing no activity for over a month. Boeing now shows it 'Ready for Delivery', but still at PAE. (UA could be doing some induction work on it there since they officially own it, but seems unlikely) :confused: It is showi...

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by KVH68
Sun May 07, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

N2136U showing induction at SEA.

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by KVH68
Sat May 06, 2017 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR
Replies: 55
Views: 22191

Re: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR

Aircraft N453UA Inner strut failure, #2 engine NOT touching ground, nose gear off the ground, almost 30K fuel onboard I've fortunately never worked a flight that had to have fuel removed from it, but would they take fuel off or can they jack it up long enough to replace the axle and wheels? How lon...

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by KVH68
Sat May 06, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR
Replies: 55
Views: 22191

Re: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR

Aircraft N453UA
Inner strut failure, #2 engine NOT touching ground, nose gear off the ground, almost 30K fuel onboard

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by KVH68
Thu Apr 20, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

Nitrogen generating system

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by KVH68
Wed Apr 19, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

jhsusman wrote:
2135 is currently sitting at gate B36 at DEN. No idea where is it headed next. . .


Here is the routing:

4/20, #2835 DEN - IAD
4/21, #2805 IAD - IAH
4/23, #2806 IAH - LAX

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by KVH68
Fri Apr 07, 2017 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

777W N59034 or just 34, has been in 'induction' at SFO since 23rd Mar. That's quite a long time... what's up with that? :confused: :alert: This aircraft is scheduled to be released from maintenance on April 9. They have been calling in Cabin and R&E skill overtime to work on it for many days no...

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by KVH68
Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

United Tech Ops management said the Airbus A319/320 will begin leaving the fleet in 2020. Has anyone here from other departments hearing the same thing?

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by KVH68
Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 331738

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

N2333U is scheduled to fly PAE-ORD on 3/9. Flight# 2700

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by KVH68
Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?
Replies: 49
Views: 10080

Re: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?

https://www.flightradar24.com/reg/f-gsqd


The aircraft is F-GSPQ
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dcajet wrote:
910A wrote:
The issue must be serious (F-GSQD) to have remain at SFO now for a week.


Are you sure? QD was seen at Saigon today, Delhi yesterday, Santiago (SCL) the day before yesterday... and in SFO on 2/24.

Does it have an evil twin?

https://www.flightradar24.com/reg/f-gsqd


The aircraft is F-GSPQ

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by KVH68
Fri Mar 03, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?
Replies: 49
Views: 10080

Re: AF 772 in UA maintenance hangar at SFO?

If you are around SFO enough, you will see Virgin America airplanes in the United hangar--with United technicians doing the maintenance. In the past year, I have seen at least 4 Virgin America planes at the SFO United maintenance base.

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