TrafficCop wrote:Ok need some clarification on Max8/9 total aircraft. Now coming from an old memory please bear with me.
Original order for Max9 was 61.
Original order for Max10 was 100.
Now for months there was debate about the Max8's. It was posted UA showing 25 Max8 coming but no official announcement. We even had nose numbers thanks to a poster.
Then back in March there was a Max8 order for 25. Was this for the ghost planes or a separate order meaning now a total of 50 Max8?
My confusion is with the total numbers. Wiki shows UA with 90 Max8 and 79 Max9. I know its Wiki but still...
Another site from great poster here has UA with 67 Max8 and 63 Max9.
These just aren't adding up. If anyone has links to change in Max9 order great. But I'm stuck on the 61.
The Max8 should be either 75 or 100.
Thank goodness the Airbus order is simple. 70 321Neo and 50 XLR. 45 350-900.(Please don't start debate about whether they are coming or not). This is strictly about what is ordered.
The Boeing WB order remains just the final 787-10 from original 14 and the 7 top off order announced Feb 2020.
Thanks to all.
The original MAX order was for Max 9s only but back in 2017 at the Paris Air Show that order was amended United reduce the number Max 9 by 100 frames in favor of the MAX 10.
This is the order how I see it, and I think I've got just about everything.
61 MAX 9s (30 of which have already been delivered)
100 MAX 10s (added in 2017 as a result of the amended order at Paris Air Show)
25 MAX 8s (order but never officially announced, 1 frame already delivered)
25 MAX 8s (order in March of this year)
50 MAX 8s (ordered yesterday)
150 MAX 10s (ordered yesterday)
50 A321XLRs ( ordered December 2019)
70 A321NEOs (ordered yesterday)
1 78X (part of the original order for 20 which long story short change several times since 2013 when the order was placed and ultimately amended down to 14 frames)
7 78Xs (ordered January/February of 2020 pre-pandemic which United confirmed yesterday at the investors event)
Excluding the aircraft already delivered (30 MAX 9s and 1 MAX 8) and the A359 order ( I don't want to go down that road again) United has 508 aircraft on order.
Some of the 508 aircraft will be use to replace older models in our fleet and part of this total order will be used for growth.
But if I had to guess I would say United will begin retiring/replacing the A320s, the 739 nonERS, and some of the oldest 738NGs.