Bloomberg is reporting that United Airlines and Boeing will announce a 100-aircraft order later this week in Chicago. The deal, which reportedly will also include an additional 100 options, will be the basis of a refresh for the company’s narrow-body fleet. United currently operates more than 80 757s in a domestic configuration, many of which are 20 years old and nearly all of which likely will be by the time the replacement aircraft are delivered. There are also a number of Airbus A319 and A320 aircraft which could be replaced as part of this refresh, some of which are also approaching the 20 year mark in service.
Both companies are remaining quiet on the issue for now; we’ll see if the July 12th announcement in Chicago really happens as Bloomberg suggests it will.
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Given that United is REALLY Continental, this comes as little surprise given Continental’s allegiance to Boeing. It’s good to know though.
Pity that we may be looking at Boeing’s narrow fuselage, vs. the more spacious seats and fuselage of Airbus.
announced tonight 8.4billion for 100 737’s
oops, announced the potential announcement…..weird headline made it sound like it was a done deal
I love pmUA’s A319 s & A320s…..
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