A long-awaited narrowbody order from United Airlines could soon be confirmed, with Boeing the likely beneficiary. The order is expected to comprise as many as 200 aircraft, a sufficient number to replace United’s 152 aging Airbus single-aisles, which average 12.4 years in age and 14.1 years in service, and 27 Boeing 737-500s, which have been operated for more than 17 years. Neither United, Boeing nor Airbus is commenting on the pending order, although numerous reports from Europe ...

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