Congratulations on your promotion to Captain! You are now rated to fly our mainline fleet consisting of several medium-range narrowbody airliners including the two most popular aircraft variants in the world—the A320 and 737. Now you can build greater time and fly to more of our great destinations.
The Airbus A319 is a smaller version of the Airbus A320, offering 124-156 seats and a range exceeding 3,700 nautical miles. The aircraft is designed for medium-ranged flights, and for medium capacity. United currently operates 55 of the type.
The Airbus A320 is one of the most commonly flown aircraft in the world. It was designed to compete directly with the Boeing 737, and has done well since its first release to the market. United currently has 97 144-seat A320s in its fleet.
The 737-700 was the first of Next Generation series and is based on the 737-300. The 737NG is a substantial re-design for the 737 series featuring a new wing, better engines, and a glass cockpit. United operates 36 of the type with a further 19 on order.
The 737-800 is a stretched version of the 737-700, and seats 162 passengers in a two-class layout. The 737NG is a substantial re-design for the 737 series featuring a new wing, better engines, and a glass cockpit. United operates 130 of the 737-800.
The 737-900 is a further stretch of the 737-800. The 737-900ER features more improvements to increase the capacity to 180 passengers. The 737NG is a substantial re-design for the 737 series featuring a new wing, better engines, and a glass cockpit. United operates 12 -900s, and 33 -900ERs, with a further 38 -900ERs on order.
The Boeing 727 is a mid-size narrow-body three-engine jet airliner. It can carry 149-189 passengers and later models can fly up to 2,400 to 2,700 nautical miles nonstop. Intended for short and medium-length flights, the 727 can use fairly short runways at smaller airports. The type was operated by United Airlines between 1964 and 2001.
The McDonnell Douglas MD-80 is a family of twin-engine, short- to medium-range, single-aisle commercial jet airliners. The MD-80 series were lengthened and updated from the DC-9. The airliner family can seat from 130 up to 172 passengers depending on variant and seating configuration. Contiental operated the MD-80 series from the 80s to the early 2000s.
The 737-200 is an extension of the original 737-100 model first ordered in 1965. An improved model, the -200 Advanced, has improved aerodynamics, automatic wheel brakes, more powerful engines, more fuel capacity, and longer range than the -200. United Airlines operated the type from launch in 1968 until 2001.
The Boeing 737 is a short- to medium-range twin-engine narrow-body jet airliner. The -500 series was offered as a modern and direct replacement of the 737-200, incorporating the improvements of the 737 Classic series. United operates 27 of this 737 Classic variant.
The Douglas DC-3 is an American fixed-wing propeller-driven airliner, the speed and range of which revolutionized air transport in the 1930s and 1940s. Its lasting impact on the airline industry and World War II makes it one of the most significant transport aircraft ever made. United took delivery of it's first of 114 DC-3s in 1936.
The Vickers Viscount was a British medium-range turboprop airliner first flown in 1948, making it the first such aircraft to enter service in the world. It went on to be one of the most successful of the first generation postwar transports. United operated the Viscount until 1969.
The Sud Aviation SE 210 Caravelle was the first short/medium-range jet airliner produced by the French Sud Aviation firm starting in 1955. The Caravelle was one of the most successful European first generation jetliners, selling throughout Europe and even penetrating the United States market. The Caravelle established the aft-mounted-engine, clean-wing design that has since been used on a wide variety of aircraft. United operated the Caravelle until 1970.
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