United Airlines will retire its Boeing 747-400 fleet by the fourth quarter of 2017, a year earlier than previously announced. In a memo to employees posted on the company’s blog, United President Scott Kirby said: “There are more fuel-efficient, cost-effective and reliable widebody aircraft that provide an updated inflight experience for our customers traveling on long-haul flights.” “Our forward-looking fleet plan will cover 747 replacements and anticipated growth ...


You must be a paid subscriber to access "United Accelerates 747 Retirements".


Current Aviation Week Intelligence Network (AWIN) enterprise and individual members: please go to http://awin.aviationweek.com for access.


Not currently a subscriber? Click on the "Learn More" button below to view subscription offers.

Already registered? here.