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United Airlines grounds its 24 P&W-powered Boeing 777-200s

United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N213UA (msn 30219) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952931.

United Airlines has made this announcement:

We are voluntarily and temporarily removing 24 Boeing 777 aircraft powered by Pratt & Whitney 4000 series engines from our schedule. We will continue to work closely with regulators to determine any additional steps and expect only a small number of customers to be inconvenienced.

The remaining 28 are already in storage.

The United announcement came after the FAA issued an emergency order saying it would be increasing inspections of Boeing 777-200s equipped with Pratt & Whitney PW4000 engines.

Top Copyright Photo: United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N213UA (msn 30219) LAX (Michael B. Ing). Image: 952931.

From Wikipedia:

“The Pratt & Whitney PW4000 is a family of high-bypass turbofan aircraft engines produced by Pratt & Whitney as the successor to the JT9D . It was first run in April 1984, was FAA certified in July 1986, and was introduced in June 1987. With thrust ranging from 50,000 to 99,040 lbf (222 to 441 kN), it is used on many wide-body airliners.”

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United Airlines seeks twice daily service between Newark and Shanghai

United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N213UA (msn 30219) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 944246.

United Airlines has submitted a formal application to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) for authority to increase service between Newark Liberty International Airport and Shanghai Pudong beginning in June 2020.

“Our application for a second daily flight between Newark and Shanghai is in response to the demand for travel between each country’s financial center, which has grown annually for the last several years,” said Oscar Munoz, United’s Chief Executive Officer. “If approved, this additional flight will help facilitate the development of increased business and tourism, provide additional capacity for customers and further enhance United’s position both as the airline of choice to China and our hub at Newark Liberty International Airport as the premier East Coast gateway to Asia.”

Proposed Flight Schedule Beginning June 1, 2020*

United Flight

From

To

Depart

Arrive

Aircraft

UA 109

New York/Newark

Shanghai

3:45 p.m.

6:40 p.m.
next day

Boeing

777-200

UA 108

Shanghai

New York/Newark

10:10 a.m.

12:45 p.m.

Boeing

777-200

*Subject to government approval

This proposed additional flight provides enhanced time of day coverage for customers traveling between Newark and Shanghai, with United offering both a morning and afternoon departure from both Newark and Shanghai.

Top Copyright Photo: United Airlines Boeing 777-222 ER N213UA (msn 30219) LAX (Ron Monroe). Image: 944246.

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