United Airlines fleet

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United Airlines operates 839 aircraft, giving it the third largest commercial airline fleet in the world. It primarily operates a mix of Airbus and Boeing narrowbody and all Boeing widebody aircraft.

Current fleet[edit]

United Airlines Airbus A320-200
United Airlines Boeing 737-900ER
United Airlines Boeing 737 MAX 9
United Airlines Boeing 757-300
United Airlines Boeing 767-300ER
United Airlines Boeing 777-300ER
United Airlines Boeing 787-8

In June 2021, United announced its plan to retire about 200 50-seat regional jets by 2026.[1]

As of June 2022, the United Airlines fleet consists of the following aircraft:[2][3]

United Airlines fleet
Aircraft In
service
Orders Passengers Notes
J F W Y+ Y Total Refs
Airbus A319-100 93 [4] 12 36 78 126 [5] To be retrofitted with United's Signature Interior by 2025.[6]
Airbus A320-200 97 12 42 96 150 [7]
Airbus A321neo 70[8] TBA Deliveries start in 2023.
To replace Boeing 757.[8]
Airbus A321XLR 50 TBA Deliveries start in 2024.[9]
To replace Boeing 757.[10]
Airbus A350-900 45[11]
TBA
Deliveries deferred to 2027.[12]
Boeing 737-700 40 12 36 78 126 [13] To be retrofitted with United's Signature Interior by 2025.[6]
30 84
Boeing 737-800 141 16 48 102 166 [14]
54 96
42 108
Boeing 737-900 12 20 42 117 179 [15]
Boeing 737-900ER 136 20 45 114 179
42 117
39 120
Boeing 737 MAX 8 16 74[8] 16 54 96 166 [14] Entered service in July 2021.[16]
Boeing 737 MAX 9 32 47[17] 20 48 111 179 [15] Existing aircraft to be retrofitted with United's Signature Interior by 2025.[6]
Boeing 737 MAX 10 250[18] 20 64 TBA TBA [8] Launch customer.
Deliveries start in 2023.
To replace Boeing 757.
Boeing 757-200 40 16 45 108 169 [19] To be retrofitted with 176 seat interior.
42 118 176 To be retired by 2026[citation needed].
To be replaced by Airbus A321neo, Airbus A321XLR, and Boeing 737 MAX 10.[20]
Boeing 757-300 21 24 54 156 234 [21] To be retrofitted with United's Signature Interior by 2025.[6]
Boeing 767-300ER 38 30 46 138 214 [22] To be retrofitted with Premium Plus.
46 22 43 56 167
Boeing 767-400ER 15 39 70 131 240 [23] To be retrofitted with Polaris seats.[24]
1 34 24 48 125 231
Boeing 777-200 19 28 102 234 364 [25] Launch customer.
Boeing 777-200ER 51 50 24 46 156 276 [25]
4 32 124 206 362 Domestic configuration.
Boeing 777-300ER 22 60 24 62 204 350 [26]
Boeing 787-8 12 28 21 36 158 243 [27]
Boeing 787-9 38 48 21 39 149 257 [28]
88 116 252 To be retrofitted with Polaris seats.[24]
Boeing 787-10 13 8[29] 44 21 54 199 318 [30]
Total 841 544

Historical fleet[edit]

United Airlines former fleet[31]
Aircraft Total Introduced Retired Replacement Notes
Boeing 40A Un­known 1927 1937 Un­known Launch customer.
Operated by Boeing Air Transport[32] and Varney Air Lines.
Boeing 80A Un­known 1928 1934 Un­known Launch customer.
Operated by Boeing Air Transport.
Boeing 247 59[33] 1933 1942 Un­known Launch customer.
All base models were built for United Airlines.[34]
Boeing 377 Stratocruiser 7[33] 1950 1954 Un­known
Boeing 720 29[33] 1960 1976 Boeing 727 Launch customer.
Boeing 727-100 126 1963 1993 Boeing 737-500
Boeing 727-200 104 1968 2001 Airbus A320 family
Boeing 737 NG
Boeing 737-200 101 1968 2001 Launch customer.
Boeing 737-300 103 1986 2009
Boeing 737-500[35] 73 1990 2009
29 2010 2013 Former Continental Airlines fleet.
Boeing 747-100 23 1970 1999 Boeing 747-400
Boeing 777-200
One damaged as Flight 811, but was later repaired and re-registered as N4724U.
Boeing 747-200B 10 1987 2000
Boeing 747SP 11 1985 1995 Boeing 747-400
Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing 777-200
Taken over from Pan Am.
Boeing 747-400 44 1989 2017 Boeing 777-300ER
Boeing 787 Dreamliner
Largest operator of Boeing 747-400 in United States.
Boeing 757-200 99 1989 2020 Boeing 737 MAX Pre-Continental merger models only.
One hijacked and crashed into Shanksville as Flight 93, as part of the September 11 attacks.
Boeing 767-200 36 1982 2005 Boeing 757-200
Boeing 767-300ER
Launch customer.
One hijacked and crashed into South Tower of the World Trade Center as Flight 175, as part of the September 11 attacks.
Boeing 767-200ER[36] 16 2010 2013 Boeing 757-200
Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing 787-8
Former Continental Airlines fleet.
Convair 340 50 1952 1968 Un­known
Douglas DC-3 Un­known 1937 Un­known Convair 340
Douglas DC-4 36 1946 1957 Un­known
Douglas DC-4E Un­known
Douglas DC-6 90 1946 1969 Un­known
Douglas DC-6B Un­known
Douglas DC-7 57 1954 1966 Un­known
Douglas DC-8-10 2 1959 1961 None Both crashed as Flight 826 and Flight 859.
Douglas DC-8-20 30 1959 1982 Un­known
Douglas DC-8-30 11 1967 1974 Un­known
Douglas DC-8-50 33 1959 1987 Boeing 757-200
Boeing 767
Douglas DC-8-60 12 1967 1987
Douglas DC-8-70 29 1967 1991
Ford Trimotor Un­known 1931 Un­known Un­known Operated on a transcontinental route between New York City and San Francisco.[37]
Laird Swallow J-5 Un­known Un­known Un­known Un­known Single seat biplane used to carry US Air Mail (CAM 5) by predecessor Varney Air Lines.[38]
Lockheed L-1011 TriStar 6 1986 1989 Un­known Taken over from Pan Am.[31]
All aircraft were transferred to Delta Air Lines
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10 48 1971 2001 Boeing 747-400
Boeing 767-300ER
Boeing 777-200
Launch customer.
One crashed as Flight 232
McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30 7 1983 2001
4 None Converted into freighters for the short-lived "United Airlines Worldwide Cargo" service.
Sud Aviation Caravelle 20 1961 1970 Boeing 727
Boeing 737-200
Only U.S. operator in scheduled passenger service.
Used to operate "Executive" service between Chicago and Newark restricted to men only passengers. Also operated on other United domestic services.
Vickers Viscount 48 1955 1969 Former Capital Airlines aircraft.
Only mainline turboprop aircraft type ever operated by United Airlines.

References[edit]

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