MIAMI — United Airlines converted seven of eight remaining 787-8 orders to the larger 787-10.  Meanwhile, the carrier plans to take delivery of its first 787-9 this month.

The carrier’s 787-10 are not expected to arrive until 2018. The orders for the -8 which were converted were not expected to arrive until 2017 and 2018.

The 787-10 will replace United’s 767-400ERs and 777-200s.

The carrier now has 26 787-9s and 27 787-10s on order. It currently flies 11 787-8 Dreamliners.

The carrier also has Airbus A350-1000s on order. The airplane is a direct competitor to the 787-10.