United Airlines Moving Forward With Boeing 787 Polaris Retrofits

Boeing | October 19, 2020

A consistent theme in the airline industry right now is to minimize capital expenditures. This means pausing aircraft retrofits, airport improvements, aircraft purchases, and more. However, some airlines are going ahead and continuing some of these purchases. United Airlines is one of them, with plans to continue Boeing 787 retrofits.
In August, United’s team decided to resume work on Polaris and Premium Plus retrofits to the Boeing 787-8 and 787-9 Dreamliner fleet. Before the crisis hit, United Airlines was working on rolling out its new Polaris business class cabin across its fleet of aircraft. In addition, with many airlines pushing forward with a premium economy product, United did not want to get left behind.

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