United A320s

From:         spagiola@FRI-nxt-Pagiola.Stanford.EDU (Stefano Pagiola)
Date:         30 Apr 93 02:23:22 PDT
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Last week Karl asked if anyone knew anything about United cancelling  
their A320 order.  Well, the news just came over the wires that the  
order has been deferred.

According to the wire, delivery on 14 of 29 A320s on order will be  
delayed from 1995-96 to 1997-98.  I's not clear from the wire whether  
this represents a deferment of the entire order or a stretching out  
of deliveries (ie, what about the other 15 aircraft?).

United will also accelerate retirement of other planes in its fleet.  
At least five McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10s, four Boeing 747SPs, and 10  
Boeing 727-200 Advanced jets will be retired by the end of next year  
-- in addition to 44 planes United previously said it will retire  
this year (mostly 737-200s).

Earlier this month, United reached agreement with Boeing to convert  
orders for 49 planes scheduled for delivery between 1993 to 1996 into  
options, with possible delivery in the 1996-1999 period.

Ciao, Stefano
Stefano Pagiola
Food Research Institute, Stanford University
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