United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) is looking at the B767 as a potential replacement for some of its older variants of the type.

Sources who spoke to The Wall Street Journal said that any potential order would require Boeing (BOE, Chicago O'Hare) to reactivate the B767 passenger-variant's production line, closed over three years ago.

The sources told the Journal that the aircraft United is looking at replacing include the B767 passenger jets used on transatlantic routes and to South America and whose average age is about 20 years. According to the ch-aviation aircraft database, United operates thirty-five B767-300(ER)s (averaging 22.4 years) and sixteen B767-400(ER)s (averaging 16 years).

United has since confirmed looking at the B767 albeit only as an option among many.