On March 31, the U.S. carrier, United Airlines, has received its 100th Boeing 737 MAX aircraft from the aircraft manufacturing giant.
This article will cover the details of United’s 100th Boeing 737 MAX delivery and their upcoming fleet plans.
United’s 100th Boeing 737 MAX
On delivery from Boeing’s manufacturing facility at Boeing Field (BFI) in Seattle, Washington. The aircraft is a Boeing 737 MAX 8, registered as N17301.
On its delivery flight, according to RadarBox, N17301 left Boeing Field (BFI) at 13:49 pm local time (PDT) heading for Greensboro, North Carolina (GSO) arriving there are 21:26 pm local time (EDT) after a four hour and 30 minute flight, cruising at 39,000 feet.
Not only this, but interestingly, United took delivery of two Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft on March 31, with the other aircraft registered as N27287. This one departed out of Paine Field (PAE) heading on a very short delivery flight to Seattle Tacoma (SEA).
United’s Boeing 737 MAX 8 aircraft are configured with a total of 166 seats, broken down as, 16 First Class, 54 Economy Plus, and 96 Economy class seats. United also operates the MAX 8’s larger sister, the MAX 9, as well as having future orders for the MAX 10.
United’s Boeing 737 MAX 9’s configured with a total of 179 seats, broken down as, 20 First Class, 42 Economy Plus, and 117 Economy class seats.
United is still due to receive a further 443 Boeing 737 MAX aircraft, this will be a mix of MAX 8s, 9s, and 10s. Then on top of its MAX fleet, United will receive 70 Airbus A321neos, and 50 Airbus A321XLRs to bolster its narrowbody fleet.
Over the past three months, United has taken delivery of 23 Boeing 737 MAX 8s and eight Boeing 737 MAX 9s, with many more to go this year for the U.S. carrier.
It is great to see United quite rapidly growing its narrowbody fleet, a further sign that the U.S. aviation sector is certainly on the rise again.
Over the coming years, their fleet will grow significantly, and with that, it is expected that United will ramp up both its domestic and international networks.