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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:05 pm

Quoting fun2fly (Reply 48):
UAL states they have 123 737NG/737MAX on order. Boeing orders and deliveries state 100 MAX and 10 737-900ER's. Both updates are as of June 30. So, did UA option 13 additional 737's? If so, what type?
Quoting Cosyr (Reply 49):
Or could they have found some more 2nd hand 73G's?

They sourced 4 2nd hand 73Gs from COPA, two are in service and two are about to enter service with UA any day now. COPA has 15 remaining 73G's, that I believe they're replacing with 738s. So perhaps UA is picking up those?
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:07 am

Quoting STT757 (Reply 50):
They sourced 4 2nd hand 73Gs from COPA, two are in service and two are about to enter service with UA any day now. COPA has 15 remaining 73G's, that I believe they're replacing with 738s. So perhaps UA is picking up those?

Interesting option for sure. Either way, good to see some more mainline lined up which will also prompt additional E175 orders or are they at their cap already? UA's been pretty aggressive on the used market.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Jul 25, 2015 11:56 am

Quoting fun2fly (Reply 51):
Either way, good to see some more mainline lined up which will also prompt additional E175 orders or are they at their cap already?

Increasing mainline with existing aircraft types doesn't allow for an increase in E175 numbers. The only way to add more E175s over the current max is to acquire a completely new aircraft type to the mainline fleet and that new type is currently limited to an E190/E195 or CS100. 1,000 additional 73Gs won't allow for a single additional E175 under the current ALPA contract language.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Jul 25, 2015 12:08 pm

Quoting STT757 (Reply 50):
They sourced 4 2nd hand 73Gs from COPA, two are in service and two are about to enter service with UA any day now. COPA has 15 remaining 73G's, that I believe they're replacing with 738s. So perhaps UA is picking up those?

Could be. COPA is upgrading to 737-800s.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Jul 25, 2015 1:54 pm

During Thursdays conference call UA mentioned they will have 153 ERJ-175s by the end of 2017, so there will be a couple more orders as I think they have around 125 on property or scheduled for delivery. The 153 number is the maximum number of 76 seaters allowed, as mentioned if UA adds a new mainline narrowbody identified as C Series or ERJ-190/195 UA can add 1 additional 76 regional jets for every 1.25 new mainline narrowbody up to 72 additional 76 Regional Jets and 88 new mainline. Giving UA a maximum 225 76 seat regional jets.

Someone asked about the potential new narrowbody mainline and UA stated that is something they're going to eventually do, just not at that point yet. We should probably here more sometime next year.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Jul 25, 2015 5:30 pm

Quoting STT757 (Reply 54):
During Thursdays conference call UA mentioned they will have 153 ERJ-175s by the end of 2017, so there will be a couple more orders as I think they have around 125 on property or scheduled for delivery. The 153 number is the maximum number of 76 seaters allowed, as mentioned if UA adds a new mainline narrowbody identified as C Series or ERJ-190/195 UA can add 1 additional 76 regional jets for every 1.25 new mainline narrowbody up to 72 additional 76 Regional Jets and 88 new mainline. Giving UA a maximum 225 76 seat regional jets.

225 76 seaters ? Thought it was 223,........

"1-C-1-g Number of 76-Seat Aircraft
If the Company adds New Small Narrowbody aircraft to the Company Fleet, then on or
after January 1, 2016, the number of permitted 76-Seat Aircraft may increase from 153 (as
permitted under Section 1-C-1-a-(2)-(c)) up to a total of 223 76-Seat Aircraft, and the
number of permitted 76/70-Seat Aircraft may increase from 255 (as permitted under
Section 1-C-1-a-(2)-(c)) up to a total of 325 76/70-Seat Aircraft, except that once the
number of 76/70-Seat Aircraft exceeds 255, then the number of 70-Seat Aircraft may not
be more than 102. 76-Seat Aircraft (above 153 such Aircraft) may be added on a one 76-
Seat Aircraft for each one and one quarter New Small Narrowbody Aircraft (1:1.25) ratio
(rounded to the closest integer)."
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Jul 26, 2015 12:20 am

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 55):
225 76 seaters ? Thought it was 223,........

Sorry, 223.

[Edited 2015-07-25 17:21:12]
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Jul 26, 2015 2:09 am

Quoting STT757 (Reply 56):
Sorry, 223.

Oh no sorry required. Just remembered it was a really odd number.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Mon Jul 27, 2015 3:02 pm

738:
N33294 exited HOU 2163/24Jul, enroute GUM, former domestic unit - slimlines/scimitars/seatback video

752:
N514UA now sked to enter MIA fleet exit prep 2190/27Jul
N13138 exited MIA 2168/24Jul with Intl WiFi
N41140 entered MIA 2167/24Jul for WiFi

763: Short maint visits continue
N641UA exited MCN 2184/25Jul
N653UA entrered MIA 2124/27Jul
N663UA sked to exit MIA 2136/27Jul
N677UA entered MCN 2170/25Jul

789:
N45956 (new delivery) appears to be sked 2181/28Jul, PAE-SEA. Previous 787s have been Inducted in DEN.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Mon Jul 27, 2015 5:11 pm

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 57):
Oh no sorry required. Just remembered it was a really odd number.

it is a copy and paste of the Delta/DALPA scope language.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Tue Jul 28, 2015 12:58 pm

Quoting Deltal1011man (Reply 59):
it is a copy and paste of the Delta/DALPA scope language.


Pretty close. In the Delta ALPA language, Delta can go up to 125 70 seaters though, compared to United's 102 total.

" up to a total of 223 76-seat aircraft. In the event more than 153 76-
seat aircraft are in category A or C operations, then on January 1, 2014, and each
succeeding January 1 thereafter, the Company will implement its plan to reduce the
number of 50-seat aircraft in category A or C operations below 348 (the number of
50-seat aircraft in category A or C operations as of July 1, 2012) rounded to the
closest integer, as follows:
1) 2.7 50-seat aircraft for each of the first additional ten 76-seat aircraft (above
153),
2) 2.7 50-seat aircraft for each of the next additional ten 76-seat aircraft (above
163),
3) 2.8 50-seat aircraft for each of the next additional ten 76-seat aircraft (above
173),
4) 2.9 50-seat aircraft for each of the next additional ten 76-seat aircraft (above
183),
5) 3.0 50-seat aircraft for each of the next additional ten 76-seat aircraft (above
193).
6) 3.1 50-seat aircraft for each of the next additional ten 76-seat aircraft (above
203), and
7) 4.6 50-seat aircraft for each of the next additional ten 76-seat aircraft (above
213).
Note one: Upon the delivery of a 223rd 21 76-seat aircraft, the number of permitted
50-seat aircraft will be 125 regardless of the number otherwise provided in"
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:19 am

A milestone,

"United marked a milestone on Monday with the delivery of a new Boeing 787-9 (aircraft #956): It's our 200th new aircraft since the merger. "
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:23 am

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 61):

I assume that includes the new E-jets?
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Jul 29, 2015 3:40 am

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 62):

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 61):

I assume that includes the new E-jets?


You assume correctly .... In this case no Ass U Me
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Jul 29, 2015 4:31 am

73G:
N17753 exited AMA paint 2190/28Jul. Should be ready for revenue service, but nothing sked yet

738:
N14235 sked to enter AMA paint 2140/29Jul, aircraft then to be converted from GUM to domestic.

739:
N61886 new delivery sked to enter SEA Induction 2187/29Jul
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Fri Jul 31, 2015 4:07 am

738:
N14214 exited INT 2164/29Jul, probably scimitars

739:
N69885 exited INT 2161/29Jul with WiFi/scimitars, first revenue flight 1534/30Jul ORD-BOS

763:
N647UA sked to exit MCN 2178/31Jul
N653UA exited MIA 2165/30Jul
N660UA sked to enter MCN 2177/31Jul

E175:
N148SY was delivered, it looks like Skywest is skipping registration number N147SY
N721YX was delivered

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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Fri Jul 31, 2015 2:26 pm

Quoting FriendlySkies (Reply 62):
I assume that includes the new E-jets?
Quoting iahcsr (Reply 63):
You assume correctly .... In this case no Ass U Me

   
Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 65):
N14214 exited INT 2164/29Jul, probably scimitars


Scimitars are installed.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Aug 01, 2015 11:49 pm

73G Ex-Copa N17753 first UA flight 1680 IAHORD today. Three down, one to go. None have diddly squat IFE....
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:18 am

73G:
N21723 entered INT 2130?1Aug, WiFi?, unit sked to go to GUM 2/16

738:
N14214 confirmed with scimitars

753:
N53868 exited MIA 2135/1Aug with WiFi and F/E+ Power - all Ex-TZ 753 now have WiFi

CJ7
-N732SK has gogo wifi

E175
-N108SY, N118SY, N131SY, N135SY, N136SY, N138SY, N139SY, N140SY, N141SY & N142SY, N143SY, N144SY, N145SY, N146SY, N85320, N89321, N86322, N85323, N86324, N88325, N88326, N88327, N88328, N88329 & N88330 DO NOT have gogo wifi
-N721YX enters service 8/1/2015 (first revenue flight is UA3306 EWR-MSP)

E170
-N859RW & N864RW have gogo wifi
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 02, 2015 4:49 am

Quoting iahcsr (Reply 67):
73G Ex-Copa N17753 first UA flight 1680 IAHORD today. Three down, one to go. None have diddly squat IFE....
Quote:
United1 (Reply 84):
Any idea what the IFE system will be?

Ex-COPA birds go back in Oct-Nov for SCIMITARs and KA Band WiFI. Might just be PEDs.

They have to be put into the schedule. It is scheduled.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:41 am

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 69):

Quote:
United1 (Reply 84):
Any idea what the IFE system will be?

Ex-COPA birds go back in Oct-Nov for SCIMITARs and KA Band WiFI. Might just be PEDs.

Pity the passengers having to fly them between now and then      
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 02, 2015 7:27 pm

Quoting iahcsr (Reply 70):
Pity the passengers having to fly them between now and then

True dat, but at the end of August the Fleet will have 637 of 716 aircraft with WiFi installed. Those COPA aircraft just went almost to the back of the line. GBO 737s & 738s and the 788s & 789s are the only ones scheduled later then the COPA birds.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:19 pm

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 68):
E175
-N108SY, N118SY, N131SY, N135SY, N136SY, N138SY, N139SY, N140SY, N141SY & N142SY, N143SY, N144SY, N145SY, N146SY ............ DO NOT have gogo wifi

All the SkyWest E175's have it installed but they might not be active yet.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:09 pm

73G:
N16709 sked to enter INT 2149/3Aug for WiFi
N15710 sked to exit INT 2150/3Aug with WiFi

752:
N509UA sked to exit MIA, ferry 2181/3Aug to HDO for Fleet exit
N57111 exited MIA 2140/2Aug with Intl WiFi
N17139 sked to enter MIA 2145/3Aug for WiFi
N41140 sked to exit MIA 2152/3Aug with Intl WiFi

CALTECH, with the above, I show 613 of 712 mainline units with WiFi.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Mon Aug 03, 2015 3:32 am

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 15):
Q400(Dash 8) Republic (22/23) (510LX Pure White)

Any idea on when these will finally start exiting the fleet more than one every once in a while? I have heard varying dates ranging from Q4 2015 all the way to Q2 2016 for the last one to be gone.

Side note, any clue on the numbers of E145/135 departing the fleet each month?
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:06 am

tyler, I have heard:
Q400 retirements: one more in Q3 2015, followed by two in Q4 2015. Then the rate picks up with 20 to leave in 2016, evenly spread until September when the last is retired.

e145 exits have slowed due to Summer Schedules, but have been between 2-3 per month. The transfer of the XRs to TSA is about one every two weeks. The 5 remaining ER3s are staying in the fleet for the time being.

738:
N76269 sked to exit INT 2148/3Aug with WiFi/scimitars/slimline seats. Aircraft will receive PED soon, no DTV (same as N33264). These 2 aircraft will be in same configuration as 8 GUM 738s returning to domestic configuration.

753:
N74856 sked to enter MIA 2151/3Aug for WiFi

[Edited 2015-08-02 23:08:16]
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Mon Aug 03, 2015 6:37 pm

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 75):
tyler, I have heard:
Q400 retirements: one more in Q3 2015, followed by two in Q4 2015. Then the rate picks up with 20 to leave in 2016, evenly spread until September when the last is retired.

e145 exits have slowed due to Summer Schedules, but have been between 2-3 per month. The transfer of the XRs to TSA is about one every two weeks. The 5 remaining ER3s are staying in the fleet for the time being.

I hope they dump the rest of the ER3s soon, and I can't wait until the Q400s are gone. I had heard a rumor last week form management that they may move up the retirement date of the Q400 due to continued operational difficulties, and poor customer satisfaction scores. (have heard April 2016). But I will believe it when I see it.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Mon Aug 03, 2015 8:03 pm

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 73):
CALTECH, with the above, I show 613 of 712 mainline units with WiFi.



July 15th
Fleetl
A319 /55 ------------------------------------------------COMPLETED
A320 /97 -----------------------------------------------COMPLETED
B744 /23 ------------------------------------------------COMPLETED
777 sCO /22 ----------------------------------------COMPLETED
777 IPTE /43
777 HNL /9 ------------------------------------------COMPLETED
B764 /16 -----------------------------------------------COMPLETED
B763-3c /21
B763-2c /14
753 xATA /12
752 sCO /41
787-8 /12
787-9 /16
739/ER Ka /141
738 Ka /122
737 Ka /32
753 Ka /9
738GBO /8
737GBO /4
737 COPA /4
752 PS /15 --------------------------------------------COMPLETED

Fleet-l---- Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul -Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Total
Total/Mo 27-- 31-- 41-- 34-- 28--- 13---19 --18--- 23 --16 --15 ---8 -----5 ---3 ----4 ----3 ----2 ----0--- 0--- 0 716
Total----- 453 484- 525 559 587 600 -619- 637 660 676 691 -699 -704 707 -711 -714 716 716 716 716
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Mon Aug 03, 2015 10:46 pm

Thanks, CALTECH. That's looking becoming more aggressive after june/July

I show the following installed (leaving out completed fleets - 739 all gets WiFi prior to 1st revenue flight)

73G 4/39 (3701/3710/3718/3750)
738 120/130 (No completed: 3201/3232/3235-3236/3240/3246/3249/3293-3294/3297 (GUM operation)
752 51/69 (Not completed: All non-ps sUA, 3108/3115/3124/3129/3139)
753 13/21 (Not completed: 3851-3852/3854-3859)
763 22/35 (Not Completed: 644/646/655-658/660-661/663/670/672-673/675)
772 73/74 (Not completed: 798)
788 1/12 (3913 completed)

Subtotal 284/380
Completed 331/331 (Airbus/739/744/764/789 - not including 3886)
Total 615/711
The above includes recent WiFi installed in July and Aug:
3710,3111,3140,3269,3868,3138,3701,3885,3113,3884,3125,3112,3750,3141,3264
Does not include in mod/induction or sked into mod:
3709,3723,3232,3235,3139,3856,3956
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:49 am

747-400 retirement schedule was published to pilots.

N194UA - 9/15
N171UA - 11/15
N179UA - 6/16
N180UA - 8/16
N182UA - 2/17
N181UA - 9/17
N174UA - 12/17
N175UA - 5/18
N177UA - 10/18

N105UA also will be removed to sked service and become the charter aircraft as N194UA is retired.

One potential drop dead date is 12/18 as that is when the nitrogen generation system for fuel tank inerting become mandatory on the aircraft.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:22 am

739:
N61886 exited SEA Induction 2168/4Aug, ferry to INT for WiFi/scimitars

752:
N516UA sked to ferry SFO-GYR 2184/5Aug, fleet exit

753
N57868 now has streaming entertainment activated.

763:
N647UA sked to enter MIA 2121/5Aug
N657UA entered MIA 2160/3Aug, sked to exit 2122/5Aug

789:
N45956 exited SEA Induction 2177/4Aug, 1st revenue flight 774/5Aug SFO-ORD
Notice: At least 2 RTs SFO-ORD 8/5 & 8/6 scheduled

ERJ-145
N13970 has exited the fleet (confirmed to be stored)
N802HK has exited the fleet (confirmed sold to private operator)
N809HK has exited the fleet (confirmed permanently parked at GTF)
ERJ-145 N838HK has exited the fleet (confirmed permanently parked at GTF)
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:31 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 79):
747-400 retirement schedule was published to pilots.N194UA - 9/15N171UA - 11/15N179UA - 6/16N180UA - 8/16N182UA - 2/17N181UA - 9/17N174UA - 12/17N175UA - 5/18N177UA - 10/18N105UA also will be removed to sked service and become the charter aircraft as N194UA is retired.One potential drop dead date is 12/18 as that is when the nitrogen generation system for fuel tank inerting become mandatory on the aircraft.

So these are all of the older builds.... is the plan to have some of the "newer" ones (late 1990s builds) hang around until 2020 still?
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:22 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 79):

Despite some vacillation on the part of the company relative to whether the 77W is a 747 replacement, the retirement schedule does match somewhat with the rough delivery schedule for the incoming Triples. The 77W won't be a one-for-one 747 replacement on individual routes, but the cascade effect will open the door for the 777-222ER to fill out existing 747 routes that call for three-cabin service going forward.

Quoting ams747757 (Reply 81):

So these are all of the older builds.... is the plan to have some of the "newer" ones (late 1990s builds) hang around until 2020 still?

If, as LAXintl points out, the newer birds are fitted with the NEA inerting system, then they'll likely be replaced from 2019-2020 as the first of 35 A350-1000s come on property.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Aug 05, 2015 2:50 pm

Quoting codc10 (Reply 82):

If, as LAXintl points out, the newer birds are fitted with the NEA inerting system, then they'll likely be replaced from 2019-2020 as the first of 35 A350-1000s come on property.

That makes sense. Don't the 787-10s start coming in 2018 too? It sounds like United will "replace" the 744s with 77W's, A350s and possibly the 787-10s where needed.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Aug 05, 2015 3:12 pm

Quoting ams747757 (Reply 83):
It sounds like United will "replace" the 744s with 77W's, A350s and possibly the 787-10s where needed.

I like your use of quotes on "replace." Every six months United shifts some aircraft around – 777-200ERs swapping for 747-400s to Australia, fielding with 747-400s out of ORD, etc. There isn't really a hard-and-fast "this many seats on this route" going on. The world in 2018 will be different than the world today. It'll dictate different seat counts on different routes. The idea of any one time replacing any other type is academic – there'll be a bunch of planes, there'll be a bunch of routes, and the most appropriate routes will be covered by the most appropriate planes in the pool relative each other.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Wed Aug 05, 2015 7:58 pm

First revenue flight of brand new 789 N45956 is delayed due MX    UA774
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:48 am

Quoting iahcsr (Reply 85):

First revenue flight of brand new 789 N45956 is delayed due MX    UA774


Still busted five hours now..
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Aug 08, 2015 12:10 pm

Quoting iahcsr (Reply 86):
Still busted five hours now..

Flight Interphone problem.

# 956 is the first 787 to have Economy all in leather, like the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737s.

Guess they all will switch over to leather. That will be nice.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Aug 08, 2015 5:00 pm

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 87):

Is it the new United signature seat? Hopefully more comfortable compared to the 737/320 seats since it'll be used on ULH sectors... I'd love to see some pics. I never minded the look of the old CO seats, but something more modern would be a welcome change provided the comfort factor is still there. For as much crap as the UA 787 Y seats get from people on a.net, I've always found them to be very comfortable.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Aug 08, 2015 8:44 pm

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 87):
# 956 is the first 787 to have Economy all in leather, like the Airbus 320 and Boeing 737s.

Guess they all will switch over to leather. That will be nice.

I thought the consensus for long-haul flights was that cloth was preferable because it permitted the skin to breathe and not become stuck to a leather surface?
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:14 pm

73G:
N12754, last Ex Copa unit, sked to exit MIA Induction on ferry to AMA for paint 2181/8Aug

738:
N14235, undergoing conversion from GUM to Domestic, exited AMA paint, ferry to INT for conversion 2134/6Aug

739:
N61887 - First Flight on 8/7

772:
N76021 sked to exit HKG maint 116/9Aug
N77022 entered HKG 117/7Aug

E175:
N149SY - Entered Service on 8/6

CJ7: N161GJ, N746SK and N782SK have gogo wifi
E175: N118SY and N131SY have gogo wifi
E170: N646RW has gogo wifi
ERJ-145 N14974 has also exited the fleet
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sat Aug 08, 2015 10:57 pm

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 87):
# 956 is the first 787 to have Economy all in leather

I'm always surprised when new hard product shows up on a plane before it's announced to the press or employees. Curious to see the new design and see if it's a whole new seat model or just a new cover on a current frame.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 09, 2015 1:25 am

Was announced internally a bit back.


Leather seat covers go international & espresso makers

With the upcoming delivery of aircraft #956, our next 787-9, we will have leather seat covers throughout United Economy Plus and United Economy on all new delivery and reconfigured domestic and international aircraft. The leather seat covers provide a consistent look, will wear better and are easier to clean.

Also with the delivery of aircraft #956, we will no longer install espresso makers at the door 2 galley, and will remove them from all other equipped aircraft. This is due to lack of use and reliability issues. On some aircraft, a coffee maker will be installed in the vacated space, and on others, the space will be closed off. Supplies for the espresso makers have been removed from the galley packing.


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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:21 am

Well that was a very quiet downgrade of the hard product. I highly dislike leather, particularly on long-haul flights. There goes a big reason why I find UA's seats very comfortable.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:15 am

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Reply 15):
Removed from fleet totals
B1900D Silver Gulfstream, SAAB 340 and EMB120 [ERJ135 leaving fleet in 2015]

As I understand it, the E-135's are staying, they have been put back in scheduled service in IAH hub indefinitely, did this change again?
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 09, 2015 6:37 am

The news about the espresso machines dates back at least to March.
 
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 09, 2015 2:31 pm

Quoting LAXintl (Reply 92):
Was announced internally a bit back.


Leather seat covers go international & espresso makers

With the upcoming delivery of aircraft #956, our next 787-9, we will have leather seat covers throughout United Economy Plus and United Economy on all new delivery and reconfigured domestic and international aircraft. The leather seat covers provide a consistent look, will wear better and are easier to clean.

A 'study' is looking into retrofitting United 'Signature' Leather dress covers into the rest of the International and other fleets.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Sun Aug 09, 2015 7:05 pm

Quoting CALTECH (Reply 96):

I hope they do. I always thought the mismatch was somewhat strange. Airlines are always so quick to repaint the plane and sign up the ticket counter, but the cabin seems to always be last, which is strange given it is the place the customer spends most of their time with them.

I always thought the bulkheads would look classy with the UA globe as a background on them. We can dream.
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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Mon Aug 10, 2015 12:10 am

August 27th, 2015, goodbye # 8194...........   


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Scheduled Fleet Entry dates are day before or of Induct

887 Induct 21-24 Aug
888 Induct 26-29 Aug
889 Induct 04-08 Sep
890 Induct 16-19 Sep
891 Induct 17-20 Oct
892 Induct 17-24 Oct
893 Induct Late Jan 2016

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957 Induct 01-04 Sep
958 Induct 30-03 Oct
959 Induct 30-07 Oct
960 Induct 31-03 Nov (DEN)
961 Induct Late Nov
962 Induct Late Nov
963 Induct Late Jan 2016

754 Went into Paint, should out Aug 14th

787-8s start 2C Check Visits
904 HKG 18-29 Aug

ISP Mod for Airbus Fleet really spools up Oct 2015

Plain vanilla -900s STC for Slimline and SCIMITAR starts with # 401 on 06 Sept

956 believe 1st 787 delivered with WiFi already installed.

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RE: United Fleet Upgrade Status - Part 25

Tue Aug 11, 2015 12:53 pm

CALTECH,
Thanks for the updates. I show all 789s have received WiFi as delivered. 788 3913 (last 788) received at delivery.

763:
N646UA entered MOIA 2144/10Aug, probably maint, but needs WiFi
N647UA exited MIA 2124/9Aug, maint

772:
N787UA sked to exit XMN 2169/12Aug, maint
N788UA sked to enter XMN 2170/12Aug, maint
N797UA exited HKG 12195/10Aug

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