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by iahcsr
Thu Apr 26, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

[quote="intotheair"]Didn't see this posted yet, or at least in here. TPG has cabin views of the UA MAX 9: https://thepointsguy.com/reviews/united-737-max-tour/ New F seat, no bulkhead wall between F and Y, and new Y seats. The article says the space-saving lav isn't as bad as AA's, though ...

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by iahcsr
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

IIRC N37502, Max #2, is set for delivery 26Apr. Hopefully things will go a bit more smoothly than 7501. Wonder if it will also go to HOU or one of the more traditional induction locations?

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 25, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767F production rate increase
Replies: 8
Views: 1521

Re: Boeing 767F production rate increase

Dominion301 wrote:
This must mean another big freight order is on the verge of being announced.

Pity no passenger version for UA though :?. That would’ve solved a few problems

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I, Like VC10er, am excited about the used busses.....Very versatile aircraft, great plane for moving a city pair from RJ to mainline. I’m fairly certain there will be more than 20 coming from U2. A lot more than that will be needed to justify the major expense of supporting the new engine type. Uno...

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

ordpark wrote:
I, Like VC10er, am excited about the used busses.....Very versatile aircraft, great plane for moving a city pair from RJ to mainline.

I’m fairly certain there will be more than 20 coming from U2. A lot more than that will be needed to justify the major expense of supporting the new engine type.

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Cmac787 wrote:
7501 is enroute to HOU. ETA 1356

Just landed... wonder what the issue was yesterday (flitfo listed the ongoing delay as ‘refueling’)
N37502 had C1 yesterday. Two more are to deliver this month and three more are off the FAL. Last four for the year will follow later.

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 79445

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First delivery to UA tomorrow 23Apr N67501 9Max. UA2689 BFIHOU. Houston Hobby is purely a Mx facility for UA, no passenger flights. Passenger service employees won’t get to see it yet :hissyfit: Delivery of UAL 1st MAX 9 has been pushed back until 8 am on 4/24. Flight plan UA2689 has been cancelled...

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

39M: N67501 sked delivery flight 2689/23Apr BFI-HOU for - First 39M delivery. Don’t know why but flight UA2689 first showed rolling delay for several hours, then cancelled for ‘operational reasons’. I presume the delivery actually took place and UA now has ownership of the aircraft, but’s it’s stil...

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by iahcsr
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 351
Views: 79445

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread 2018

First delivery to UA tomorrow 23Apr N67501 9Max. UA2689 BFIHOU. Houston Hobby is purely a Mx facility for UA, no passenger flights. Passenger service employees won’t get to see it yet :hissyfit:

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by iahcsr
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

39M
N67501 ‘Ready for Delivery’ planned for Apr 23 or 24 IIRC
N37502 in paint?
N27503 B1 20Apr

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by iahcsr
Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

772 Polaris
N786UA First 772 Revenue flight now planned UA930 20Apr SFOLHR :crossfingers:

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by iahcsr
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

763 Polaris
N643UA UA2811 HNLEWR 18Apr

N659UA UA2808 ORDHNL 18Apr then onward to HKG. Five left to go... eight if including the three HA craft.

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

77W
N2747U now ‘Ready for Delivery’
3M9
N67501 Another test hop today.. Don’t know yet if a B5 or a C1.. given delivery scheduled for 23rd or 24th would hope the latter.

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 675
Views: 106855

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

NBC Nightly News said the plane had been inspected only 2 days ago....... this raises a couple questions to me: 1) How thorough was the inspection? 2) Did something happen to the engine AFTER the inspection? Do you know if eddy current was done on the fan blade? Almost certainly not... Engine heavy...

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Some updates from United’s new Fleet Plan released with their Q1 Results: Total CR2’s at year-end 122 (likely will see a few of the Skywest birds retired) Total ER4’s at year-end 177 (looks like a few more will be pulled back into service for ExpressJet as the CommutAir fleet continues to grow) UA ...

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Some updates from United’s new Fleet Plan released with their Q1 Results: Total CR2’s at year-end 122 (likely will see a few of the Skywest birds retired) Total ER4’s at year-end 177 (looks like a few more will be pulled back into service for ExpressJet as the CommutAir fleet continues to grow) UA ...

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality
Replies: 675
Views: 106855

Re: WN 1380 LGA-DAL emergency landing at PHL, 1 fatality

I’m not sure that WN could have handled this any better from how their crew got the plane to 10000 feet and then to the ground within 20 minutes, Gary Kelly’s public statement, and on social media (their logo now representing a broken heart). RIP to the family of the woman who died. I agree, but I'...

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 17, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

753: N78866 entered MIA 2789/12Apr for slimlines N57868 exited RFD 2803/16Apr with slimlines and ISP in F/E+ This completes the ISP program for all mainline aircraft. 763: N643UA en route to HNL with Polaris - don't see a replacement into HKG for Polaris mod yet. 659UA was supposed to go last week....

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by iahcsr
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery
Replies: 19
Views: 4799

Re: United's first 737 Max receives swoop livery

Do people even remember Continental anymore? Times have changed, ship has sailed, even the United folks should move beyond the Continental days. Yes, people do. I am officially in denial. I do not recognize the merger. I am stuck in the past. Continental still flies. Bring back the meatball! Okay, ...

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by iahcsr
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 24885

Re: B787 RR Engine AD-ETOPS Restriction

With the expected FAA airworthiness directive regarding the Rolls-Royce engines and their possible suspension ETOPS of approval, is there a chance that airlines will swap out the RR engines for GE? If I recall correctly, that was one of the selling features of the B787, that engine types could be c...

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by iahcsr
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems
Replies: 133
Views: 24885

Re: Rolls Royce having more 787 problems

Are you OK? Large slabs of this make no sense whatsoever! :shakehead: cheers Go back and revisit the history of the 787 and see what Boeing initially proposed about the engine interface, initially it was more than just a common pylon. Initially they advertised for "manufacturer change as easy ...

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by iahcsr
Fri Apr 13, 2018 4:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Will we see a 787 top up order in 2018 or even possibly in the Q1 SEC filing? On the widebody side, only 14 78J's on order + 1 more 777W in Q4. With a 2 year lead time based on the AA order, you'd suspect one, especially if this is true: The first batch of (7) 763ER have been identified for retirem...

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by iahcsr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

It seems UA has tha NB fleet issues sorted out rather well.. WB, specifically 767 size/range replacement, is quite another matter.. :banghead: :stirthepot: :scratchchin: :white:

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by iahcsr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Easyjet 319s are confirmed, with CFM motors. Plan is to build up to a fleet with “critical mass” (more than what’s going to be ordered initially) to make the new engines cost-effective. Well-placed source; you can book it. This might be a sign that UA has finally scrapped the idea of acquiring a ne...

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by iahcsr
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I guess it depends on the price. If it's the right price, with favorable terms for engine parts - maybe from easyJet's spares, they might be interested. I agree with you that it is unlikely. Easyjet 319s are confirmed, with CFM motors. Plan is to build up to a fleet with “critical mass” (more than ...

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

N786UA now enroute SFO, no revenue flights shown. Question on Polaris 772 reconfiguration. Will the crew rest situation be standardized and what is that configuration? N786UA did not have crew rest modules when it entered XMN. Will the ship numbers change to reflect anything like configuration or c...

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

763: N659UA now ferrying LHR-EWR after cxld LHR-EWR yesterday, then to ferry EWR-HNL, then expected HNL-HKG for Polaris. Why not just ferry it LHR-HKG non-stop and put the FAs on another LHR-EWR flight? Would save 8000 miles and two stops. It looks like N659UA can't get a break....the EWR>HNL ferry...

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

77W
N2747U B3 PDXPAE. Back from paint. I’m presuming standard livery. No wavy gold.

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 6:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11313

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

From contacts at the company, they are reportedly not looking to replace the 767 fleet for another 8-9 years. I assume this means they are waiting for the MOM to come closer to fruition. However, I'm sure these plans won't stay the same between now and then. EDIT: When I say replace, I mean conside...

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11313

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

From contacts at the company, they are reportedly not looking to replace the 767 fleet for another 8-9 years. I assume this means they are waiting for the MOM to come closer to fruition. However, I'm sure these plans won't stay the same between now and then. EDIT: When I say replace, I mean conside...

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines Network Thread 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 30442

Re: United Airlines Network Thread 2018

With the economy back to 100% in the IE of Socal I would think by now ORD-ONT would be added back to the UA or AA network. I see SWA adding inter-calfornia flights this year at ONT, About 3 weeks ago my flight on SWA 737MAX was completely full from ONT-MDW on a Wednesday. I would love UA to restart...

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11313

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

[The code D issue isn't much of a problem anymore. Mainly old US airports have code D gates. New airports or renovated airports have built mostly code C and code E gates which includes most of Asia. UA's dilemma is that their biggest hub is one of those "old" US airports. With the current...

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

77W: N2846U sked first flight 837/11Apr Apparently this aircraft was to op. UA58 SFOFRA 9Apr but shows cancelled due a one day work stoppage by some FRA workers. IIRC UA has cancelled three flights out of FRA for 10Apr. I presume quite a few airlines will be doing likewise. Now it’s planned to op U...

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

763: N659UA now ferrying LHR-EWR after cxld LHR-EWR yesterday, then to ferry EWR-HNL, then expected HNL-HKG for Polaris. Why not just ferry it LHR-HKG non-stop and put the FAs on another LHR-EWR flight? Would save 8000 miles and two stops. They need to prep the aircraft for the Mx work in HKG first...

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

calpsafltskeds wrote:

77W:
N2846U sked first flight 837/11Apr

Apparently this aircraft was to op. UA58 SFOFRA 9Apr but shows cancelled due a one day work stoppage by some FRA workers. IIRC UA has cancelled three flights out of FRA for 10Apr. I presume quite a few airlines will be doing likewise.

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

39M
N37502 Max#2 B1 9Apr.

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by iahcsr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?
Replies: 85
Views: 11313

Re: Will UA order more 787-8 to replace 21 oldest 767-300s ?

Is it possible that AirBus, having lost the AA deal, might now be motivated to offer UA a deal Boeing won’t? Are they feeling a bit desperate now, or will they consider it not financially feasible and walk away?

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by iahcsr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 7:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

763
N643UA Polaris conversion test hop yesterday. Won’t be 50/50% in service much longer.

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by iahcsr
Sat Apr 07, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

calpsafltskeds wrote:
319:
N4888U sked to exit LCQ Induction 2803/6Apr - 12th ex-China Southern 319

There are two ex-CZ A320 at LCQ and then that’s supposedly it for this year. There are 14 A319s listed for future delivery...at the moment anyway.

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by iahcsr
Wed Apr 04, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

With 750 aircraft, it's not easy to have 999 available numbers without dupes. The merger has sCO 3 digit system and sUA 4 digit system, which creates several dupe with the last 3 digits - ideally the 4 digit system would include individual 3 digits 739 and 753 have dupes in 800 range. 73G and 772 h...

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by iahcsr
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

With 750 aircraft, it's not easy to have 999 available numbers without dupes. The merger has sCO 3 digit system and sUA 4 digit system, which creates several dupe with the last 3 digits - ideally the 4 digit system would include individual 3 digits 739 and 753 have dupes in 800 range. 73G and 772 h...

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by iahcsr
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years
Replies: 186
Views: 30335

Re: Rumor: UA to introduce new and/or revised livery in the coming years

FlyHossD wrote:
MartijnNL wrote:
The Boeing 787 is the worst looking aircraft type of the entire fleet. To me the wavy line looks childish.


IMHO, you should be prepared for more waves.

The 737Max is said to have the same wavy gold.. First one is in the paint hanger... We’ll know in about a week.

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by iahcsr
Mon Apr 02, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

77W
N2747U ferry PAEPDX 2Apr for paint
N2645U Out of induction.. Ferry SFOLAX .. Revenue LAXIAHLAX turn.. then ferry back to SFO. Odd.. :scratchchin:
39M
N67501 Said to be starting paint at BFI ... also said to have same wavy gold as 787s.

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by iahcsr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

Looks like the first sUA 77E (nose number 2786) is scheduled to do a test hop tomorrow 3/28. This is the first 77E with Polaris installed with 50J/242Y however this aircraft does not have premium economy installed, I'm not sure when that product will debut or when this aircraft will reenter schedul...

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by iahcsr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I see UA changed the routings for the 3 Class 763. Instead of all ORD TATL (inc BRU/AMS/CDG) they are now just on LHR from EWR and ORD. It's amazing they have these old dogs on the most premium route. One should roll out of HNL in early April so there are fewer left at least. With only six still fl...

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by iahcsr
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

77W N2846U Delivery UA2686 SEASFO 28Mar That makes 16, two more to go. It'll be a few more months before the next delivery, right? I wonder if EWR-HKG will get the 77W once the final two are on property... N2747U is in pre-flight, should fly within 10 days and be delivered by the end of April The l...

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by iahcsr
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

77W
N2846U Delivery UA2686 SEASFO 28Mar That makes 16, two more to go.

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by iahcsr
Tue Mar 27, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

iahcsr wrote:
77W
N2846U C1 24Mar.

Apparently didn’t pass muster the first time, C2 26Mar. Now listed as ‘Ready for Delivery’. :bigthumbsup:

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by iahcsr
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

77W
N2846U C1 24Mar.

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by iahcsr
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018
Replies: 797
Views: 103290

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2018

I'm fairly certain this is United's first 787X. Any help confirming? https://farm1.staticflickr.com/785/39169023010_19c15fe149_h.jpg Yes, N548ZC will at some point be refurbished and delivered to UA... it has be in the test program for the GE engine certification. Still have seen no info as to the ...

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