US CARRIER UNITED Airlines has ordered two Boeing 747-400s and five Boeing 757s worth $570 million. The six aircraft form part of the major fleet re-organisation announced by the airline last week (Flight International, 19-25 April).

Under the plan, new types such as the Boeing 777, 757, and 747-400 will replace 31 McDonnell Douglas DC-10-10s, 18 747-100s and 45 737-200s which will be retired by 2000.

The new aircraft will join United by June 1996. The airline now operates 483 Boeing-built airliners, including 24 747-400s and 88 757s. The first of 34 777s ordered by the carrier is due to be delivered in May.

Source: Flight International