Airbus has reportedly provided the American carrier with tailored specifications for both the narrow- and widebody new generation types. United will most likely choose between these types and B737 MAX 10, B787-8, and the proposed Middle-Of-Market (MOM) Boeing jets.
The manufacturer has pitched a 178-seat configuration for the A321neo(LR), 252-seat for the A330-800, and 303-seat for the A330-900.
The aircraft slated for impending replacement include a total of fifty-six B757-200, of which fifteen are configured for transcontinental services while the remainder is deployed on transatlantic services. The aircraft are on average 22.2 years of age.
According to the ch-aviation fleets module, United also operates twenty-one B757-300s, thirty-five B767-300(ER)s (with a further three ex-Hawaiian Airlines (HA, Honolulu) units of the type joining the fleet shortly), and sixteen B767-400(ER)s. The subfleets are on average 15.9, 22.9, and 16.8-year-old, respectively.
United is likely to select more than one type to replace the outgoing B757s and B767s.
The carrier currently has forty-five A350-900s on order with the manufacturer, its maiden widebody Airbus jets. It also expects the delivery of 100 B737 MAX 10s, thirty B737 MAX 8s, fourteen B787-10s, as well as a single B777-300(ER).