United Airlines has decided to place a firm order for 25 new Boeing 737-700s in addition to the order for 40 737-700s previously announced. United also said that, by the end of 2018, it will no longer fly 747s in scheduled service. The Chicago-based airline currently has 22 747-400s in operation. To replace the retiring 747s, United will convert 787 orders that had been slated for delivery in 2020 and beyond into four 777-300ERs and five 787-9s that will start delivering in 2017. These ...

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