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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 ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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?Jump to post
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...Jump to post
[ 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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
Not possible. A 737 cargo door is a plug door that opens inward. There is no switch to open it.Jump to post
johns624 wrote:Some people just don't know how to act, whether in the air or on the ground.
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 ...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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. ...Jump to post
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.Jump to post
tys777 wrote:If I'm doing my math correct, this means DL is now majority shareholder of VS. Interesting..
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.
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...Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
[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)
tp1040 wrote:A grumpy old 87 year old get mad. I am shocked.
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...Jump to post
KarelXWB wrote:The A321neo will be configured with 197 seats: 20 First Class, 30 Comfort Plus and 147 Economy Class.
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...Jump to post
I'm thinking this should be posted in the "uncivil" aviation section.Jump to post
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.
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...Jump to post
A Braniff 727 from DFW-LBB.Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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...Jump to post
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.....Jump to post