1989worstyear wrote:jayunited wrote:Just saw the updated 789 Polaris/PE installation schedule and the schedule has slipped by a few months for the 789 fleet.
According to the old (now) out dated schedule installation was suppose to wrap up late December 2020. Now according to the new updated schedule the 789 fleet will wrap up in mid-March of 2021.
Looking at the revised schedule no 789s are schedule to undergo Polaris/PE modification from mid-April 2020 through mid-July. Then from mid-July till almost the end of August 2020 only one 789 frame will be at XMN, however by early September the 789 Polaris/PE schedule kicks into overdrive.
For now the 788 Polaris/PE installation is holding.
I haven't had time to look at the 789 summer 2020 aircraft utilization, even with UA taking delivery of a few 789s before peak summer season hits it seems like from this revised Polaris/PE schedule UA will have very few 789s to spare.
Could this be due to the China outbreak?
No its has nothing to do with the coronavirus.
The 788s are being modified at XMN as well, that schedule remains unchanged as well as the schedule for the remaining PW 77Es (except for the 4 joining the HD domestic fleet). As far as the GE 77Es (one is current at XNM) the remaining GE 77Es and the 763 schedule at HKG remains unchanged. This update looks like it has more to do with the 789 utilization rate than the coronavirus.