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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: 5576

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: 5576

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: 669

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: 2982

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: 4445

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: 8818

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: 2449

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: 6435

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: 5987

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: 118
Views: 26854

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: 24833

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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by B757Forever
Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797
Replies: 171
Views: 24833

Re: Delta wants to be the launch customer for 797

Not to burst anyones hypothetical bubbles - but what IS the 797? Has Boeing defined it yet? Do we know anything about its performance/financial details? Anything at all? I wonder how an airline boss can express a wish to be the launch customer of an aircraft that hasnt been launched yet! :) Shareho...

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by B757Forever
Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law
Replies: 67
Views: 6031

Re: AS, B6, UA & WN fight WA State's new sick leave law

[quote="slcdeltarumd11"]Was is deltas position?

Delta already meets the requirement of the Washington State law. All DL employees get 56 hours a year of PPT (paid personal time)

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by B757Forever
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"
Replies: 69
Views: 11340

Re: Buzz Aldrin explodes on Deltas' "Lousy Operation"

tp1040 wrote:
A grumpy old 87 year old get mad. I am shocked.


He no doubt was having a bad day. It's possible that before heading to the airport, he had told some kids to get off his lawn and they refused. :)

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by B757Forever
Wed Jan 17, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: One type airlines
Replies: 33
Views: 3828

Re: One type airlines

easyJet has A319, A320, recently A320neo, and soon A321neo. Wizzair has A320 and A321. VY has A319, A320 and A321. So depending on what you consider a type or a variant, there are differences. Certainly Ryanair is king. Other than the 737-700 they use for training/corporate, every other plane (more...

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by B757Forever
Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 100 P&W powered A321neo aircraft, plus 100 options
Replies: 377
Views: 84227

Re: CNN: Delta to order 100+ Airbus A321neo Aircraft

KarelXWB wrote:
The A321neo will be configured with 197 seats: 20 First Class, 30 Comfort Plus and 147 Economy Class.



Your math isn't working... :)

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by B757Forever
Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Non-TATL 757 Retirement
Replies: 4
Views: 1461

Re: Delta Non-TATL 757 Retirement

Delta has a large number of 757's that are just past mid-life and is operating many very late build aircraft including ship 6823, line number 1050, the last 757 off the Boeing assembly line. Understand the 757-300 fleet is quite young being mid-life as well. I see DL operating a fairly large 757 fle...

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by B757Forever
Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Woman threatens to kill everyone over a cigarette
Replies: 35
Views: 6670

Re: Woman threatens to kill everyone over a cigarette

I'm thinking this should be posted in the "uncivil" aviation section.

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by B757Forever
Tue Oct 31, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?
Replies: 26
Views: 5141

Re: What were the final Delta and United DC-8 routes?

WA707atMSP wrote:
The final DL DC-8-61 flight was on EWR-ATL, in (I think) 1989.

The final UA DC-8-61 flight was SFO-KOA in Oct 1991. The crew timed out in KOA, so the return flight to the mainland was cancelled.



I recall (and my memory isn't always correct!) the last DL DC-8 flight as being BWI-ATL in May 1989.

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by B757Forever
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How long will it take for Delta Air Lines to catch up with American Airlines?
Replies: 29
Views: 5306

Re: How long will it take for Delta Air Line to catch up with American Airlines?

Let me state a fact: bigger often means worse customer service. Trying to be the biggest when you are already huge is more to do with ego than sound business decision making. Agree 100%. DL will grow when and how it can be done profitably and when it make business sense. Growing just to be the bigg...

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by B757Forever
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways B788 flies for 9 hours despite lightning strike; aircraft grounded for a week
Replies: 38
Views: 12254

Re: British Airways B788 flies for 9 hours despite lightning strike; aircraft grounded for a week

Zero danger to the flight. Numerous aircraft are struck by lightning every day. Occasionally there will be a small hole, the most typical damage is a small burned spot on the skin. I suspect the source quoted in the story used the wrong terminology when saying there were "holes". When ther...

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by B757Forever
Thu Jul 27, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease
Replies: 64
Views: 12838

Re: SV to have 15 777-200ERs put up for sale/lease

Nicely kept lower cycle 777-200ER's, would fit nicely into the DL fleet. They are always looking to buy cheap, used aircraft readily. LOL! Not widebodies they don't. DL has only bought+operated used one used widebody type in its entire 92yr history... it's something that they're actually quite fini...

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by B757Forever
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues
Replies: 70
Views: 8038

Re: G4 strands approx. 200 pax headed to Oklahoma, and other west coast issues

Couldn't they at least find a spare somewhere in the system to get those people out? Well with half their MD80's on the ground broken and the others held together by glue and tape, the couple 757's held together by string, and their A319/A320's operating at 110% of their schedules, I'd say no. So w...

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by B757Forever
Wed Jun 28, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta retires first MD 90
Replies: 82
Views: 25484

Re: Delta retires first MD 90

Ship 9202 was ferried to BYH on Sunday morning June 25th. A DL maintenance crew was in position there to harvest both engines and all four thrust reversers. The engines are going directly to another AC, the T/Rs are being placed in inventory as spares. This is a retirement. I look to see the MD-90 f...

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by B757Forever
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest 737 Winglets from Factory
Replies: 5
Views: 2312

Re: Southwest 737 Winglets from Factory

Because they use the winglet to mod it? Correct. The standard winglet is modified by the manufacturer, APB, into a scimitar winglet. DL is taking delivery of 737-900ER aircraft with standard blended winglets. Before going into service they are installing new scimitar winglets on them. The removed w...

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by B757Forever
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300ER retirement this year?
Replies: 14
Views: 6645

Re: Delta 767-300ER retirement this year?

n7371f wrote:
At least 3 ER's are supposed to be parked after the summer rush.


Ships 1401, 1402 and 1404 will retire late 2017, early 2018. They are ETOPS domestic aircraft with PW engines. No ER aircraft are currently on the retirement plan.

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by B757Forever
Tue May 16, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s
Replies: 166
Views: 30970

Re: Delta Air Lines orders 30 additional A321s

Bye bye some 757s? Nope. Advancing MD88 retirements. In fact the 757 keeps getting additional lives. Future schedules for Hawaii are going back to all 757's with the 739 being pulled, this is per talk from Flight Ops. And there's still talk that a few more 757's mothballed in Marana may come back.....

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by B757Forever
Tue May 09, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR
Replies: 55
Views: 20368

Re: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR

I'm thinking the wheel chock is no longer needed...

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by B757Forever
Mon May 08, 2017 5:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR
Replies: 55
Views: 20368

Re: UA A320 wheel axle failure @EWR

Yes, but that was the entire truck itself, right? You know, I can't remember for certain. But I do not recall it being the inner strut. So I think you're right about that. It was a trunion. Same thing happened to a Delta 764 at a European outstation (I think FRA?). Making a turn at a high gross wei...

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by B757Forever
Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google
Replies: 52
Views: 6022

Re: United "coolest" airline for teenagers in brand study by Google

From page 9 of the methodology "1,100 TEENS (13-17) WERE ASKED TO RANK 122 BRANDS BASED ON HOW COOL THEY ARE. HERE’S WHAT THEY SAID:"
It appears they were only asking about 122 specific brands of which only three airlines were included.

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by B757Forever
Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MD88 v MD90 Thread
Replies: 43
Views: 8252

Re: Delta MD88 v MD90 Thread

Visually, other than the obvious feature of having different engines, the MD-90 has a window between the over-wing exits, the MD-88 does not. That makes them easy to distinguish from a distance.

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by B757Forever
Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Retirements schedule
Replies: 23
Views: 3373

Re: Retirements schedule

Delta has stated the MD-88's will be gone by 2020.

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by B757Forever
Wed Feb 22, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United 737 Aircraft Blows Tires During Takeoff From O'Hare
Replies: 3
Views: 1522

Re: United 737 Aircraft Blows Tires During Takeoff From O'Hare

I haven't seen anyone post this yet... Doesn't look too bad. I'm glad everyone is fine. I wonder if the runway was damaged...? http://wgntv.com/2017/02/20/united-flight-blows-2-tires-during-takeoff-at-ohare-no-injuries-reported/ I doubt any damage to the runway. The concrete is considerably harder ...

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by B757Forever
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5376

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

DL in 2015 gave employees 18.5 % in pay raises. There was 4% on April 1 2015 and an additional 14.5 % on December 1 2015. Last time I checked, that totals 18.5%. It was given with the understanding there would be a big reduction in PS. This was driven by the feedback via the employee survey in which...

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by B757Forever
Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft scrapping question.....
Replies: 10
Views: 3982

Re: Aircraft scrapping question.....

Then we have the US operators who still have numerous aircraft just sitting in the dessert. My question is why do the US airlines have their planes just sitting there vrs the forgein operators have theirs scrapped? The US planes may not be there for scrapping. It is pretty common for airlines to pa...

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by B757Forever
Tue Feb 14, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 5376

Re: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today

Boof02671 wrote:
DL cut the non-union payout by 50%, those are facts.



Yes, the payout is 50% less this year than last. Yes, you overlook the 18.5% pay raise given just under two years ago with the understanding it would reduce PS? Those are facts too. You are entitled to your own opinion, just not your own facts.

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by B757Forever
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part
Replies: 188
Views: 22171

Re: Emirates Says Flight Was Delayed After Delta Withheld $300 Spare Part

Airlines typically have reciprocal loan / borrow / purchase agreements in place that are spelled out contractually. These agreements are far-reaching and cover a multitude of regulatory requirements each carrier must meet. These contracts spell out not only the cost by day / flight hour / cycle but ...

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by B757Forever
Tue Jan 24, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS Removes Passenger For Harrassing Trump Supporter
Replies: 4
Views: 1392

Re: AS Removes Passenger For Harrassing Trump Supporter

Both airline employees handled the situation quite well knowing exactly what to say to her. It's not an easy task to deal with an individual that is in that frame of mind.

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by B757Forever
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Rationale for drifting down
Replies: 7
Views: 2408

Re: Rationale for drifting down

Just a guess from a maintenance guy... In addition to the other responses that are all valid, with only one engine operating, you have lost redundancy and are only one pneumatic failure away from depressurization. A lower altitude puts you closer to a safe zone should that occur.

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by B757Forever
Mon Jan 16, 2017 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD
Replies: 74
Views: 12583

Re: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD

[quote="Mike1212"] What really happened is that YES, pilots took a bigger percentage in pay cuts right as bankruptcy was filed, HOWEVER...the the years prior to that pilots were the only ones getting raises. You see, non-pilot employees at Delta received their last 3% raise in 2000. Meanwh...

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by B757Forever
Thu Jan 12, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD
Replies: 74
Views: 12583

Re: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD

2016 profit was bigger than the 2015 profit yet non-pilot profit sharing goes from 21.6% to just 10%. Maybe now people will realize that the 14% increase to just their base pay wasn't a 14% raise. Congrats!!! Especially when the pilots got 30% AND their profit sharing didn't get touched. Folks are ...

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by B757Forever
Thu Jan 12, 2017 8:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD
Replies: 74
Views: 12583

Re: DL announces record 2016 profit $6.1 Billion USD

Mike1212 wrote:
2016 profit was bigger than the 2015 profit yet non-pilot profit sharing goes from 21.6% to just 10%. Maybe now people will realize that the 14% increase to just their base pay wasn't a 14% raise.

Congrats!!!



Everybody knew that up front.

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by B757Forever
Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta the only MD-90 operator?
Replies: 35
Views: 17089

Re: Why is Delta the only MD-90 operator?

blacksoviet wrote:
Did Boeing consider designing a MD-90LR?


Yes. They called it a 737NG... :)

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by B757Forever
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why is Delta the only MD-90 operator?
Replies: 35
Views: 17089

Re: Why is Delta the only MD-90 operator?

The MD-90 was an absolute nightmare in its early years, and I'm quite frankly surprised they survived at DL, and even managed to grow into a sizable fleet. They were pretty much all but hangar queens due to the electrical system being all-new from the MD-88, but nevertheless they areally by far my ...

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by B757Forever
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: MSP maintenance

Yes. DL has a C Check line in MSP that services Hawaiian, Virgin and Delta A330 aircraft. On a related note, is the Delta Cincinnati maintenance facility still open. The doors are always open, but I never see any planes there. DL still uses the CVG hangar for Line Mtc activities when they need to g...

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by B757Forever
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air contamination on flights
Replies: 31
Views: 3229

Re: Air contamination on flights

Cleanest air is on the planes. The air is heated to more than 500degrees as it comes off the compressor section of the jet engine then rapidly expanded thru the air cycle machine then put thru the cabin every 3 min. The rate it flows thru the cabin, its comparison is it is like saying once a molecu...

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by B757Forever
Thu Jan 05, 2017 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 1391

Re: MSP maintenance

Yes. DL has a C Check line in MSP that services Hawaiian, Virgin and Delta A330 aircraft.

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by B757Forever
Thu Jan 05, 2017 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The birth of an airline
Replies: 4
Views: 1250

Re: The birth of an airline

Delta Air Lines started as a crop dusting operation that evolved into carrying mail and then passengers.

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