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According to Bloomberg and sources close to the airline, United may be planning to announce the acquisition of 10 Boeing 777-300ER jetliners.
Currently United has 74 Boeing 777 jetliners in it’s fleet, but they don’t have any of the 777-300ER models. Bloomberg speculates that if United announces now, they’ll get a good price on the planes because it would prevent Boeing from having to cut production rates at their 777 production line in Washington.
If United is planning to announce the purchase of 10 777-300ERs this would be interesting as it would be the first purchase of the 777-300ER model, but also interesting to see what they do with their current 35 orders for the new Airbus A350-1000.
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