United Airlines (UA, Chicago O'Hare) is considering basing its incoming B787-10 aircraft at Newark in 2019 and has started negotiations with the Air Line Pilots Association regarding such plans.

According to FlightGlobal, an internal company memo sent by United's Managing Director (Crew Resources), Paul Carlson, said the B787-10s could be deployed on transatlantic routes to Europe, although none in particular were named.

The carrier has firm orders for fourteen units of the type directly from the manufacturer, with the deliveries of the first three units scheduled for 2018. The carrier has not yet provided any details as to where it will base these aircraft.

United already operates twelve B787-8s and twenty-five B787-9s. The aircraft are based out of San Francisco, CA, Los Angeles Int'l, and Washington Dulles but also operate out of Denver Int'l and Houston Intc'l. As such, out of the airline's US bases only Newark, Chicago O'Hare, and Cleveland Hopkins do not see scheduled B787 services.

The airline's long-haul routes out of Newark are currently operated with B767-300, B767-400, B777-200, and B777-300(ER) aircraft.