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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: 32
Views: 8383

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: 32
Views: 8383

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: 36
Views: 5200

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: 40
Views: 8060

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: 13217

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: 20260

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: 12102

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: 11563

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: 31
Views: 9489

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: 31
Views: 9489

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: 19496

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: 16461

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: 19399

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: 6061

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: 12119

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: 12119

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: 647

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: 8187

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: 1470

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: 4100

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: 5704

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: 5816

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: 5816

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: 700

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: 3068

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: 4497

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: 8931

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: 2577

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: 6693

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: 6058

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: 44959

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: 25168

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: 25168

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: 6093

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: 11444

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: 3874

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: 84670

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: 1524

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: 6722

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: 5312

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: 5409

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: 12348

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: 13020

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: 8138

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: 25829

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: 2353

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: 6801

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: 31149

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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