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Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:08 pm
by jayunited
FlyHossD wrote:
UAinAUS wrote:
747d10 wrote:
225UA is scheduled XMN-HKG, and then HKG-ORD on 01Jan, per Flightaware. And it shows Polaris and PE on the seat map! I thought she was only at XMN for maintenance.


Definitely received Polaris and PP mods. 4 conversions lines are running at XMN for the 77Es. N798UA will enter Jan 1 when N225UA exits.


That strikes me as a huge investment of personnel, time and resources by UAL. I'm glad the conversions are going quickly now.


You are correct it is a huge investment of personnel, time, resources and money, but now is the time to do it when the schedule allows for 4 PW 77E's to be out of service at once and still have enough frames and spares to run the winter schedule. Once March or April rolls around I wouldn't be surprised if 4 lines is reduced to 3 then 2 lines in May till September or October 2019. UA has set an ambitious schedule and in two years from today the Polaris conversions should be done and we haven't even started on the 764s or 788/9s. The more lines UA runs at XMN and HKG during the winter season the more it helps UA keep this project on schedule.

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:02 pm
by guppyflyer
FlyHossD wrote:
calpsafltskeds wrote:
Thanks.
I'm wondering if the removal of DTV on 753 units have the WiFi switching from KA to KU band.
Wondering new delivery 739 and 39M units along with some 737s that have had DTV removal are KA or KU band WiFi?


IIRC, the 739s had KA band WiFi and the 739Max aircraft changed to something else - so I'd guess that the 39Ms are KU band. I'll try to get an answer from one old comrades.


The Max9's use ViaSat which is a Ka system I believe.

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 8:49 pm
by calpsafltskeds
753:
N57870 sked to exit SAT 737/31Dec with slimline seats
This confirms SAT is doing slimlines and N74856 will get slimlines.
Result is all in service 753s now have slimlines with last 3 non-slimlines in mod.

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Posted: Mon Dec 31, 2018 10:19 pm
by atcsundevil
Please continue discussion in the new combined 2019 thread.

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