Post by stealthmanbob on Mar 8, 2016 17:49:43 GMT 1
United have pulled forward delivery of 5 B787 by 3 years to help retire the B747s early.
from FlightGlobal - United Airlines has ordered an additional 25 Boeing 737-700s and moved forward nine 787 deliveries, allowing it to speed the retirement of small regional jets and its 747-400 fleet.
Deliveries of the 737s, which join the 40 that the Chicago-based carrier ordered in January, will begin at the end of 2017. United will use them as part of its programme to reduce its 50-seat regional jet fleet to fewer than 100 aircraft by 2019.
United will also add nearly 100 Embraer 175s with 76 seats to its feeder fleet as part of the 50-seat jet reductions.
The 787 changes move deliveries forward to late 2017 from 2020 and convert them from -10s to five -9s and four 777-300ERs.