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Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:15 am

With this supposed big order coming around the bend, many people are speculating that the 787-10s will replace the 777As such as N777UA. Wondering what will be this special bird's fate? Will it end up in a museum somewhere since it was the first 777 delivered to a customer?
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:28 am

At least according to Planespotters. N777UA is being stored in Xiamen China of all places. Why would UAL store a plane all the way out there of all places versus somewhere stateside like the majority of the stored United fleet?
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 2:37 am

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At least according to Planespotters. N777UA is being stored in Xiamen China of all places. Why would UAL store a plane all the way out there of all places versus somewhere stateside like the majority of the stored United fleet?

Because it was under going a heavy check when the grounding took place. They ferry lots of widebodies to XMN.

I hope N777UA winds up at the Museum of Flightradar24 in full Battleship Grey colors next to N7001U.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:24 am

UA444 wrote:
Insertnamehere wrote:
At least according to Planespotters. N777UA is being stored in Xiamen China of all places. Why would UAL store a plane all the way out there of all places versus somewhere stateside like the majority of the stored United fleet?

Because it was under going a heavy check when the grounding took place. They ferry lots of widebodies to XMN.

I hope N777UA winds up at the Museum of Flightradar24 in full Battleship Grey colors next to N7001U.


Where is the Museum of Flightradar24? I am guessing it is somewhere near the house of autocorrect. :D
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 5:49 am

Insertnamehere wrote:
At least according to Planespotters. N777UA is being stored in Xiamen China of all places. Why would UAL store a plane all the way out there of all places versus somewhere stateside like the majority of the stored United fleet?

Probably due to it being overhauled in XMN's HAECO facility.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 1:30 pm

Along those lines has it been decided if they will even return the 777's with the PW engines to service with the required retrofits or just send them to the boneyard? Also have they announced when the required retrofits will be available?
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 3:12 pm

AndoAv8R wrote:
Along those lines has it been decided if they will even return the 777's with the PW engines to service with the required retrofits or just send them to the boneyard? Also have they announced when the required retrofits will be available?


Tentatively yes to the entire fleet, but that is of course subject to change. I think UA expects to start work in the fall.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:11 pm

ytib wrote:
UA444 wrote:
Insertnamehere wrote:
At least according to Planespotters. N777UA is being stored in Xiamen China of all places. Why would UAL store a plane all the way out there of all places versus somewhere stateside like the majority of the stored United fleet?

Because it was under going a heavy check when the grounding took place. They ferry lots of widebodies to XMN.

I hope N777UA winds up at the Museum of Flightradar24 in full Battleship Grey colors next to N7001U.


Where is the Museum of Flightradar24? I am guessing it is somewhere near the house of autocorrect. :D

It gets me good every now and then
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:26 pm

AndoAv8R wrote:
Along those lines has it been decided if they will even return the 777's with the PW engines to service with the required retrofits or just send them to the boneyard? Also have they announced when the required retrofits will be available?


UA was planning for at least another 6 years of service. Now there is less slack in the 787 fleet as there are only 22 GE-powered B772s in the fleet, all legacy CO and 787s have to take over the PW B772 flying.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 6:35 pm

AndoAv8R wrote:
Along those lines has it been decided if they will even return the 777's with the PW engines to service with the required retrofits or just send them to the boneyard? Also have they announced when the required retrofits will be available?

Several pilots on other boards that work for UA said they’re coming back later in the year. The hold up is Boeing redesigning the cowling and PW getting new blades made for ones that need it.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:19 pm

If N777UA gets retired, it should get into a much needed formal UA museum.
Anyone out there seen the wonderful DL museum in ATL? An incredible display and
a tribute to their history, pride and legacy. UA should have no less.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 7:55 pm

friendlyskies22 wrote:
If N777UA gets retired, it should get into a much needed formal UA museum.
Anyone out there seen the wonderful DL museum in ATL? An incredible display and
a tribute to their history, pride and legacy. UA should have no less.

Would like to see one too. With one of the 747-422s, a DC-8, one of the DC-10s that FX just retired, and maybe if they can find a 737-222 or -322/-522 out there somewhere.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Thu Jun 17, 2021 11:37 pm

friendlyskies22 wrote:
If N777UA gets retired, it should get into a much needed formal UA museum.
Anyone out there seen the wonderful DL museum in ATL? An incredible display and
a tribute to their history, pride and legacy. UA should have no less.


There’s a striking difference in corporate history, governance and culture between the DL and UA. Pat Patterson’s era is long gone.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:06 am

UA444 wrote:
friendlyskies22 wrote:
If N777UA gets retired, it should get into a much needed formal UA museum.
Anyone out there seen the wonderful DL museum in ATL? An incredible display and
a tribute to their history, pride and legacy. UA should have no less.

Would like to see one too. With one of the 747-422s, a DC-8, one of the DC-10s that FX just retired, and maybe if they can find a 737-222 or -322/-522 out there somewhere.


If one ever comes into being, DEN is the logical location. Too much skin in the game for SFO and ORD over who had most influence on UAL history.
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:10 am

ytib wrote:
UA444 wrote:
Insertnamehere wrote:
At least according to Planespotters. N777UA is being stored in Xiamen China of all places. Why would UAL store a plane all the way out there of all places versus somewhere stateside like the majority of the stored United fleet?

Because it was under going a heavy check when the grounding took place. They ferry lots of widebodies to XMN.

I hope N777UA winds up at the Museum of Flightradar24 in full Battleship Grey colors next to N7001U.


Where is the Museum of Flightradar24? I am guessing it is somewhere near the house of autocorrect. :D


OT but I would pay good money to visit the Museum of Flightradar24.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:00 am

Aaron747 wrote:
UA444 wrote:
friendlyskies22 wrote:
If N777UA gets retired, it should get into a much needed formal UA museum.
Anyone out there seen the wonderful DL museum in ATL? An incredible display and
a tribute to their history, pride and legacy. UA should have no less.

Would like to see one too. With one of the 747-422s, a DC-8, one of the DC-10s that FX just retired, and maybe if they can find a 737-222 or -322/-522 out there somewhere.


If one ever comes into being, DEN is the logical location. Too much skin in the game for SFO and ORD over who had most influence on UAL history.

DEN would be logical as well since there is so much space there. You could have a very big museum and lots of room to spread their wings.

I don’t know where you could put one at ORD and especially SFO.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Fri Jun 18, 2021 9:01 am

jco613 wrote:
ytib wrote:
UA444 wrote:
Because it was under going a heavy check when the grounding took place. They ferry lots of widebodies to XMN.

I hope N777UA winds up at the Museum of Flightradar24 in full Battleship Grey colors next to N7001U.


Where is the Museum of Flightradar24? I am guessing it is somewhere near the house of autocorrect. :D


OT but I would pay good money to visit the Museum of Flightradar24.

I bet it’s really great but they make you watch ads at each exhibit.
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:04 am

Flight museums are expensive to set up and operate, and rarely bring in enough revenue to sustain themselves. With the entire airline industry still in an existential crisis I do not see where such money will come from for a long time to come. Armchair CEOs are very good at spending money that they do not have to provide.
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Fri Jun 18, 2021 12:45 pm

What about putting it at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles airport?
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Sat Jun 19, 2021 3:21 am

IMHO, a UA museum should be in a) a fair weather location to allow year-round outside displays, and b) a location with a lot of active and retired UA tech employees to work and volunteer on museum projects. These two items eliminate ORD and DEN, and most other UA hubs. That leaves SFO, or how about that huge World/UA hangar in OAK?
 
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Re: Fate of N777UA?

Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:14 pm

STT757 wrote:
What about putting it at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles airport?

I thought it'd be best to put a 744 there but I guess the 777 is the next best thing.
friendlyskies22 wrote:
IMHO, a UA museum should be in a) a fair weather location to allow year-round outside displays, and b) a location with a lot of active and retired UA tech employees to work and volunteer on museum projects. These two items eliminate ORD and DEN, and most other UA hubs. That leaves SFO, or how about that huge World/UA hangar in OAK?

Maybe UA can team with the Wings over the Rockies Museum in Denver or Lonestar Flight Museum in Houston and make an exhibit.
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