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by B757Forever
Fri Dec 14, 2018 2:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?
Replies: 104
Views: 12862

Re: Will DL get rid of 50 seat RJ's entirely?

I recall hearing in one of the executive briefings that the long range plan is to stabilize at around 50 total aircraft in that fleet. There will always be markets that can't support any more than 50 seats.

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by B757Forever
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 8760

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

I don’t think so. At DL I have seen numerous transplant organs carried in the cockpit. I specifically recall them placing a container behind the copilot marked "human eyes". Does the captain have the authority to decline having those items in the cockpit? The captain has the authority to ...

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by B757Forever
Thu Dec 13, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board
Replies: 58
Views: 8760

Re: Southwest flight diverted due to human heart left on board

kiowa wrote:
Flighty wrote:
Usually this type of cargo flies in the cockpit.


I don’t think so.


At DL I have seen numerous transplant organs carried in the cockpit. I specifically recall them placing a container behind the copilot marked "human eyes".

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by B757Forever
Thu Dec 06, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's
Replies: 17
Views: 3737

Re: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's

If not SF Express as freighters, then I’d expect Icelandair to buy them. Russian carriers are more likely to get planes from a third party lessor or their country’s government. I assume we're talking about LN 1047 and LN 1048. These are Rolls Royce powered aircraft. Perfect fit for Iceland Air if t...

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by B757Forever
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's
Replies: 17
Views: 3737

Re: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's

If not SF Express as freighters, then I’d expect Icelandair to buy them. Russian carriers are more likely to get planes from a third party lessor or their country’s government. I assume we're talking about LN 1047 and LN 1048. These are Rolls Royce powered aircraft. Perfect fit for Iceland Air if t...

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by B757Forever
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's
Replies: 17
Views: 3737

Re: Fate of last four Xiamen 752's

garf25 wrote:
Two of them were the last 757's built. Surely they have a value for further use...



The last 757 built, LN 1050, is an ex-Shanghai aircraft now operating with Delta as ship 6823.

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by B757Forever
Tue Nov 27, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest grounds 34 planes for maintenance inspection.
Replies: 68
Views: 13754

Re: Southwest grounds planes again for maintenance issues

From the article... "A Southwest spokesperson said the carrier voluntarily followed the FAA mandate." Perhaps the spokesperson should have used different wording... It gave me a chuckle.

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by B757Forever
Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Special Liveries
Replies: 41
Views: 4926

Re: Delta and Special Liveries

Exactly. DL is all about consistent branding. Non-standard liveries are viewed as a distortion of the DL brand.

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by B757Forever
Tue Nov 20, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 Mistreatment of Parkinson's Pax
Replies: 13
Views: 1814

Re: B6 Mistreatment of Parkinson's Pax

Apparently a Cornell professor, flying from LAX to SYR on B6, was treated quite shabbily by B6 personnel at LAX. What they apparently did not realize was the fact this individual suffers from Parkinson's. Someone(s) should have some explaining to do. https://cnycentral.com/news/local/parkinsons-awa...

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by B757Forever
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CRAIC CR929 discussion thread
Replies: 523
Views: 48071

Re: China, Russia unveil Widebody to compete with Airbus, Boeing

Aircraft are a huge investment. Buyers of Boeing and Airbus aircraft buy them with high confidence that there will be factory engineering and material support for the life of the aircraft. The Chinese are more than capable of building high quality products. Making a product is a huge hurdle, support...

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by B757Forever
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta's (US) Election Day Commercial
Replies: 5
Views: 1101

Re: Delta's (US) Election Day Commercial

DeltaB717 wrote:
I'm sure I'm just missing something (I'm a bit slow this morning), but who are the "half a million people" they refer to?


The half a million that fly on DL every day.

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by B757Forever
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 12654

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

Have to disagreement, while both employee groups were and are very professional a DL / CO merger would not have been a good fit, no great strategic advantages and the culture of the two airlines was totally different A merger was proposed in fact but shot down by Continental’s CEO, Gordon Bethune w...

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by B757Forever
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!
Replies: 133
Views: 12654

Re: 10 yrs since DELTA & NORTHWEST merge!

I wanted a Delta/Continental merger. It would have been amazing. They were the two most professional workgroups in the industry. Both took pride in their work. Have to disagreement, while both employee groups were and are very professional a DL / CO merger would not have been a good fit, no great s...

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by B757Forever
Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit
Replies: 28
Views: 7889

Re: Delta 737 Winglet Retrofit

Typically airlines have not gone back to retrofit the scimitar. New plane have the latest and the older model have the older version. UA retrofitted their entire fleet, WN retrofitted all of their 800s and a number of 700s, AS retrofitted most of their fleet. Every airline makes a different choice ...

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by B757Forever
Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100
Replies: 82
Views: 19113

Re: Delta Takes Delivery Of First Airbus A220-100

JannEejit wrote:
berari wrote:
Why is the inaugural out on January 31? That's 3 months out, what's the aircraft doing for three months?


And will they have received further examples by January too ?


By January there will be 4 of them in the fleet.

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by B757Forever
Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Status of Stored Incident Airliners
Replies: 12
Views: 3769

Re: Status of Stored Incident Airliners

DL ship 909 was loaded on a barge and moved to a scrap yard in Port Elizabeth New Jersey. Once there, it had specific parts harvested and the remainder was scrapped.

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by B757Forever
Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to get rid of single use plastics
Replies: 49
Views: 8043

Re: Delta to get rid of single use plastics

redzeppelin wrote:
As I said in the other thread: The first step toward eliminating the plastic cups is to just give me the whole can of soda (chilled :)).


We may as well lock the thread. People are talking crazy now! :lol:

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by B757Forever
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9522

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

Almost every day in the US a cockpit window cracks on a commercial aircraft. I see them regularly. It makes for great, sensational journalism on a slow news day but is not too far out of the ordinary. I seriously doubt that this happens on a regular basis... I've worked in aircraft maintenance for ...

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by B757Forever
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville
Replies: 33
Views: 9522

Re: Icelandair cockpit window "shattered", emergency landing at CFB Bagotville

Almost every day in the US a cockpit window cracks on a commercial aircraft. I see them regularly. It makes for great, sensational journalism on a slow news day but is not too far out of the ordinary.

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by B757Forever
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?
Replies: 42
Views: 7096

Re: Subtle differences in the same livery. Examples and why?

On these two particular aircraft, based on the dates the photos were taken, I would guess 993 is still wearing factory paint whereas 978 had been repainted. Over the years I have seen aircraft delivered from the factory that had subtle deviations. During the DL / NW merger, aircraft were being paint...

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by B757Forever
Tue Oct 16, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United post Q3 2018 earnings
Replies: 41
Views: 8975

Re: United post Q3 2018 earnings

Congrats the the hard working employees at United. It's good to see the US airline industry stabilizing and turning more consistent profits.

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by B757Forever
Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms
Replies: 122
Views: 14273

Re: Airlines leasing houses instead of booking hotel rooms

Hotels are full service. There is transportation from the airport, the room is cleaned each day, the linens are washed and there is a restaurant. Who would do all that in said house?

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by B757Forever
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100
Replies: 84
Views: 21116

Re: Interior pics of Delta's first A220-100

These also aren't DL approved photos. What is it that DL "approved" photos would otherwise reveal or disguise? Statements like the above are welcome grist for the cynical consumer mill. I assume what he means is that the photos released by Delta are professionally shot clean images with p...

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by B757Forever
Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12908

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

[ DL employs and army of accounting/finance people who evaluated (1) extending the life of the MD-88/90, (2) ordering 321CEO to replace them and (3) ordering 321NEO to replace them — using worst-case scenarios over the next 20+ years — and concluded that the 321CEO was their best option. Accounting...

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by B757Forever
Wed Oct 10, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed
Replies: 103
Views: 12488

Re: Emotional support animal again, woman removed, flight delayed

I 100% blame the airline. It is your choice to be involved in this idiotic situation to make a few bucks. What about the emotions of everybody else? I was under the impression that emotional support animals flew without charge. That is why so many people all of the sudden need "emotional suppo...

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by B757Forever
Tue Sep 25, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 40
Views: 14455

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

It appears that Turkmenistan is sending a 2005 built (#55186) to EGPB to be scrapped which would be the first 717 (other than the prototype) to be scrapped. Very odd that neither Delta nor Hawaiian would not be interested in a late model 717 with few hours and cycles. Delta has purchased the Turk 7...

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by B757Forever
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 40
Views: 14455

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

Parton my ignorance but don’t a lot of the airframe parts and engines need paperwork for last maintenance and hours flown? Many of the parts DL is after (cowlings, fairings, gear doors, flight controls etc) can be used after a detailed visual inspection or an inspection per the CMM. Other parts (co...

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by B757Forever
Mon Sep 17, 2018 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop
Replies: 90
Views: 20231

Re: Diversion of IB A350 causes RR shares to drop

There are crews on-site changing the engine today.

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by B757Forever
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO
Replies: 51
Views: 16919

Re: Delta uncontained engine failure - ATL-MCO

Spacepope wrote:

Uncontained can also refer to parts coming straight out the back of the engine, so lack of fuselage damage doesn't really tell you if it was contained or not.


If this was the case, that would make 99% of JT8 failures uncontained.

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by B757Forever
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK
Replies: 124
Views: 20104

Re: 100 passengers fall ill on EK203 DXB-JFK

RogerMurdock wrote:
Huh?


Best response yet! :lol:

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by B757Forever
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay
Replies: 42
Views: 6377

Re: A220: AtlasGlobal cancels LOI & BRA Braathens seeks indefinite delay

I wonder if the stretched A220-300 might be offered to Delta as well as a shrink to JetBlue. The original agreement allowed DL to opt to the -300 after delivery #35. I expect DL will fulfill its commitment to purchase a minimum number of -100 and will move to take the remainder of the order in -300...

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by B757Forever
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 12740

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

Friends, we're in luck. I was just informed that I'm the winner of the Nigerian lottery. As soon as I pay the fees I'll be rich and I can buy that sweet SP for all of my a.net friends to enjoy...

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by B757Forever
Tue Aug 28, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m
Replies: 64
Views: 12740

Re: B747-SP for sale, just $9.5m

double post :(

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by B757Forever
Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tail and Rudder Buffing
Replies: 2
Views: 674

Re: Tail and Rudder Buffing

Was it a McDonnell Douglas T-tail aircraft? If so, they get regularly scheduled tail washes. The engine soot thrown out when the thrust reversers are used dirtys the tail of the aircraft. The scheduled cleaning is to remove it.

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by B757Forever
Mon Jul 23, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog opened cargo door on B737 during approach to SVO
Replies: 25
Views: 8359

Re: Dog opened cargo door on B737 during approach to SVO

Not possible. A 737 cargo door is a plug door that opens inward. There is no switch to open it.

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by B757Forever
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:51 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Air Rage Incidents - Are Airlines & TSA Partly To Blame?
Replies: 12
Views: 1531

Re: Air Rage Incidents - Are Airlines & TSA Partly To Blame?

johns624 wrote:
Some people just don't know how to act, whether in the air or on the ground.




Ding ding ding. Winner.

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by B757Forever
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing looking at 777F conversion program (again)
Replies: 28
Views: 4201

Re: Boeing looking at 777F conversion program (again)

There simply is no cost effective way of upgrading the floor of a pax 777 to freighter load limits. Several proposals have been fielded for conversion with the same floor, but the load bearing is quite simply unattractive. This invalidates the business case for potential buyers, and thus they have ...

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by B757Forever
Wed Jun 20, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s
Replies: 30
Views: 5771

Re: Allegiant's MD80s vs Delta's MD80s

All other MD-80 operators had complied with the order, and I believe AA was warned, and chose to ignore the FAA. . Well, if I am remembering the right incident (and I'm a bit hazy, I admit), this was a hypertechnical hose job, plain and simple. The AD came out, and while it said what needed to be d...

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by B757Forever
Thu May 31, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 6000

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

Down the line, I could see DL using the B777X-8 primarily for ultra-long haul routes primarily out of ATL. Right now, the B77L is the only model that can do ATL to JNB without significant penalty. This is the aircraft of choice on routes like ATL-JNB and DOH-AKL. I do wonder if DL might seek to bid...

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by B757Forever
Thu May 31, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?
Replies: 49
Views: 6000

Re: Will DL order the A350-1000/B777X?

I was wondering the same thing whilst looking at their livery sitting on a 757-200 last week. While I have no clue or insider information, I think they will. Frankly, I could see them ordering the 777x. Why? Because Delta does what no one expects them to do. The 350-1000 would make the most sense. ...

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by B757Forever
Wed May 23, 2018 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Composite materials % in 737-800 and 737-900
Replies: 4
Views: 727

Re: Composite materials % in 737-800 and 737-900

There is a section in the SRM (structural repair manual) that details which parts are graphite epoxy and which parts are fiberglass epoxy. The wing-to-body fairings are typically fiberglass epoxy. The flight controls are typically graphite epoxy.

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by B757Forever
Wed May 16, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s
Replies: 11
Views: 3109

Re: Bloomberg Article on Second Lives of 747s

I think he is referring to factory-built freighters in the article. I haven't seen any evidence that there is a demand to perform P2F on the pax versions.

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by B757Forever
Wed May 16, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership
Replies: 20
Views: 4532

Re: AF-KLM, Delta, Virgin Atlantic sign Trans-Atlantic Partnership

tys777 wrote:
If I'm doing my math correct, this means DL is now majority shareholder of VS. Interesting..


I'm not sure about majority but DL is most certainly the largest stockholder.

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by B757Forever
Tue May 15, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN
Replies: 34
Views: 9027

Re: Hail Damages Southwest Planes in DEN

DL had a 757 and an A320 get pounded by hail in DEN about 5 years ago. They were remote parked. It took weeks to repair them. No other aircraft on the field were affected.

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by B757Forever
Wed May 02, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD88 vs MD90
Replies: 11
Views: 2675

Re: MD88 vs MD90

The MD88 has one window between the over wing exits. The MD 90 has two windows between the exits.

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by B757Forever
Tue Apr 03, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet
Replies: 43
Views: 6796

Re: TW 757s remaining in DL Fleet

gdg9 wrote:
I think Delta has a few ex-SQ 752s as well. N750AT comes to mind... and it was an ATA frame too. 11/1984 to Singapore, 12/1989 to American Trans Air, and then 9/1996 to Delta.

N751AT and N752AT as well, same story.


All four of the ex- SQ birds are now retired.

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by B757Forever
Thu Mar 01, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How to Revive Airline Competition
Replies: 81
Views: 6173

Re: How to Revive Airline Competition

In 2017, on an income statement/accrual accounting basis, AA generated a net margin of 4.5%, United generated a net margin of 5.6%, and Delta generated a net margin of 8.7%. I'm still waiting for a single cogent argument - just one! - as to why any one of those numbers is in any way excessive or un...

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by B757Forever
Tue Feb 20, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 45299

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

okie73 wrote:
jmt18325 wrote:
They're not scheduled to get any 300s.


Scheduled is the key word. After a certain number of aircraft Delta has the option to switch to the 300.


I understand that after CS100 delivery #35, DL can opt up to the CS300.

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by B757Forever
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 25384

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

klm617 wrote:
questions wrote:
Has Delta ever been the launch customer for a new aircraft type? If so, which one(s)?



The DC9 and Convair 880



The MD-90... :(

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