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by DL777200LR
Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?
Replies: 39
Views: 6968

Re: Delta A350 Domestic Operations?

Doubt JFK will be a destination as no one in maintenance will be going to training for it anytime soon, other stations are being allocated spots most likely being ATL, DTW, MCO, NRT and PVG for starters. All A321 flights started with ATL-MCO-ATL

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by DL777200LR
Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DAL131 MUC-ATL diversion
Replies: 1
Views: 1457

Re: DAL131 MUC-ATL diversion

MrGtheSheepA346 wrote:


https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL131/cc3af6d

DAL131 diverted minutes ago to AMS, does anyone know why?


Apparently the # 1 engine experienced some sort of oil loss, and was still in AMS today.

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by DL777200LR
Tue Feb 28, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Maintenance Paperless Survey
Replies: 5
Views: 390

Re: Aircraft Maintenance Paperless Survey

Being able to use a tablet is great, it allows you to look up anything that may be required while never having to leave the plane and signing off job cards while saving tons and I mean tons of paper that gets printed every single day. It will take time to adjust but overall is a great concept

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by DL777200LR
Wed Feb 15, 2017 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Employees Share $1.1 Billion USD in Profit Sharing Today
Replies: 47
Views: 4733

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

People will always complain, it's always the same routine on any Delta thread regarding any sort of compensation increase or profit sharing and the negativity on a positive subject is astounding. And as Boof loves stating facts, you should try looking at all the facts instead of only the ones that m...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Feb 12, 2017 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to add up too 25,000 jobs over five years
Replies: 36
Views: 5311

Re: Delta to add up too 25,000 jobs over five years

I personally hired five people away from DL last week, all of whom were Ready Reserve and said the same thing - they'd have stayed if DL had valued them enough to make them "regular" employees. Delta does not use ready reserve or any reserve system. So not just one but five DL employees w...

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by DL777200LR
Sat Feb 11, 2017 3:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Performing maintenance in cold weather
Replies: 5
Views: 1277

Re: Performing maintenance in cold weather

You take 5 minute breaks in the truck with the heat on and then go back outside and freeze. JFK has brutal wind chill in the winter which makes it that much more fun lol. Just look at the Delta 767 engine change in Cold Bay, no nice special tent but it would be nice to have one.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown
Replies: 135
Views: 32470

Re: LX40 B77W diverting to Iqaluit - Engine Shutdown

Would they be able to take off again with all of the pax/luggage/cargo with only an 8600 ft runway, will it require a different plane(s) come in for the passengers, or could they take off but with a fuel stop before LAX? I'm assuming some of that may be decided based on the non-fuel payload weight ...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is DL ready for the A350?
Replies: 130
Views: 26010

Re: Is DL ready for the A350?

You can bet there is plenty going on behind the scenes. Courses overseas for the first group of engineers, certification exams, the whole shebang. The first maintenance A350 training classes were at the Airbus facility in Miami in October while the training department prepared for the A350 and sinc...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Jan 15, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Need female AMTs for article in D.O.M.
Replies: 6
Views: 655

Re: Need female AMTs for article in D.O.M.

stratosphere wrote:
Good luck not too many females in the AMT ranks women seem to be smarter and go for pilot and dispatcher type jobs


So pilots/dispatchers are smarter than maintenance? U mind explaining why it's a better choice to become a pilot or dispatcher?

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by DL777200LR
Tue Jan 03, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine Maker Decal on Engine
Replies: 6
Views: 2253

Re: Engine Maker Decal on Engine

Many A330 Rolls Royce operators also have the RR decal on each engine. Trumps 757 has the RR decals as well. I don't believe there is an incentive, it might just be the original engine cowl from manufacture and if the cowl is replaced it most likely will be replaced with a generic cowl without the d...

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by DL777200LR
Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: About APU start up / Shut down
Replies: 65
Views: 5294

Re: About APU start up / Shut down

As mentioned above, the GPU is only for supplying electrical power to the aircraft. When the APU is not serviceable (ie. inoperative). Pre-conditioned air (heat or cooling) can be supplied by an external hose if required. Engine start without an APU requires a pneumatic start cart (basically an APU...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

So do you care to share these figures?

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by DL777200LR
Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement
Replies: 10
Views: 1119

Re: UAL Technicians Ratify Joint Collective Bargaining Agreement

Does anyone have the physical top of scale hourly figures for AMTs, Lead AMTs, etc?

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by DL777200LR
Sat Dec 03, 2016 1:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 747's
Replies: 5
Views: 1565

Re: Delta 747's

Most are based in DTW for Asia bound flights, and soon they will all be gone. I believe one was just flown to MZJ this week.

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by DL777200LR
Sat Dec 03, 2016 12:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While
Replies: 65
Views: 7511

Re: FAA Orders Boeing 787 Safety Fix: Reboot Power Once in a While

Airplanes are powered down overnight when maintenance is done, but sometimes may remain powered if departure time is not far away. Maintenance may also power down the plane if required. many widebodies fly overnight thus may not have as much downtime as narrowbodies and an aircraft will usually not ...

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft purchase options
Replies: 2
Views: 654

Aircraft purchase options

I was wondering, is there any place to find out all the options that Boeing/Airbus have available for each of their respective aircraft? Ex: Tire pressure synoptic page/brake temp page/ electrical cowl switches and things of that nature that do not come standard already. It would be great to be able...

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by DL777200LR
Sun Nov 20, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 130
Views: 32834

Re: DL livery modification coming?

Ship 7005 has been at AMA for a few days now, maybe that one will have the "new" paint as well?

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 7902

Re: DL and the 777

77L was used for ATL-LIM last year but seems to be back to a 764 next summer.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 4:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 7902

Re: DL and the 777

The A330 isn't a poor airplane by any means, however delays (MTC delays) at JFK were much more frequent on A330s than 777s even factoring the difference in frames on the ground, which was about 9:3 for this past summer.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Still don't understand why we do that considering the main stat talked about is on time efficiency and that doesn't do anything to aid that. Guess it just sounds nice lol.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 5:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL livery modification coming?
Replies: 130
Views: 32834

Re: DL livery modification coming?

All the freshly painted planes come with Delta painted on the belly, I guess this is something different? Most likely not significantly different since they already painted older planes with the "new" paint scheme. Guess we find out next week.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this takeoff unsafe (Video)?
Replies: 16
Views: 3546

Re: Is this takeoff unsafe (Video)?

Why waste time de-icing when you can just blow it off during takeoff. :)

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 3:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 7902

Re: DL and the 777

Ik but I'd love to see a 77W in DL livery. Our 777s almost never break down especially when compared to our A330s and I just love how the 777 functions as an airplane. It will be a sad day when we retire these birds. Hopefully they will put one of the 77Ls in the Delta Museum.

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by DL777200LR
Fri Nov 18, 2016 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 7902

Re: DL and the 777

Still a chance for a end of the line cheap 77W order :)

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Perhaps new hires for FA and pilots but not other work groups. Again the only focus is always pilots and FAs for some reason lol.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 5:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Airbus A330 Engine Type?
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Re: Delta Airbus A330 Engine Type?

Yea sorry was thinking about the A330-900 which will have RR.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL and the 777
Replies: 35
Views: 7902

Re: DL and the 777

8 777-200ER and 10 777-200LR. Delta prefers A330s and that seems to be because of price. Both 777 and A330-300 hold 292 so for delta they fall under the same category seating wise and as you can see delta ordered 25 more a330-300s. Honestly our 777s are much more reliable than the A330 and I would l...

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta Airbus A330 Engine Type?
Replies: 10
Views: 1310

Re: Delta Airbus A330 Engine Type?

Delta registered some if not all of the new a330s with NW to honor the North West heritage. All the GE powered A330-300s are the new 242T variant while the PW powered are the lower weight variant a330-300. Ships 3322-3331 are the GE engines while ships 3301-3321 are the PW. The a330-200 have RR.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

No sorry maintenance has other stuff to do besides listening to management all day long.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Consistency towards what? Is DL's on time performance not consistent? Are employee's not being consistent in maintaining that operation every single day? And I don't know what JD power award you are referring to.

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by DL777200LR
Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

And I'm sure when you message me about the PS, I'll be looking at that $10k+ check in disgust and I'll start complaing on a new thread about how unfair it was to receive such a small check and that Delta Mechanics should now unionize.

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Lmao everyone knows the PS check will be smaller, did I ever state DL is king and there's nothing better ever? I wouldn't work for another airline even if I got the opportunity to. You seem to believe that all DL employees should round up and complain because certain work groups might not be the bes...

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

And it's amazing how a raise became a pessimistic topic where no one should be happy and everyone should complain more.

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 10:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

So since DL is nowhere close in pay to anyone what are each of the 5 US airlines pay for each major work group then (pilot/FA/mechanics/ramp), you seem to already have this information on hand so how about sharing :)

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Again with the 40% reduction because you only look at Q3, sounds better for your argument than the actual figure of 17% decrease, again you seem to love unions because you still never answered if you rant on AA/UA contract forums as much as you do on DL.

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Funny how so many DL threads become DL bashing, again no airline is perfect and every airline has its advantages and disadvantages. We got a 6% raise that's it end of story.

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Seems that pilots and FA are the only employee groups that matter apparently, we get a lot of people from UA/VS/AA/B6 that have complaints about them as well. No airline is perfect and people have their preferences.

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

I'll be enjoying my profit sharing check while you'll be here complaining, I'm glad I'm not union and I get to enjoy my job a lot more because of that and so do all the other people I work with :)

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Total year to date difference is 20% lower than 2015, by Q3 2016 $922 million to $1.01 billion which is about 20% so keep using your 40% BS based off 1 quarter

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

And just to let you know that chart is only for quarter 3 what about the total to date comparison?

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

Ok that's nice and again there is still a 4th quarter to go and employees voted for that decrease in exchange for base pay. And just to know if I go to other forums about UA or AA contracts for pay I'll see ur rants there too or are you just a Delta hater? Because you apparently have an ax to grind ...

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 16, 2016 1:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Re: Delta Pay Increase

And apparently you know what we are getti for 2016 without a December quarter? $1.5 billion last year ok and this year will most likely get to $1.2billion and you keep throwing out this 40% reduction in PS from where exactly?

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by DL777200LR
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pay Increase
Replies: 160
Views: 11507

Delta Pay Increase

Delta has announced a pay increase effective April 1, 2017. Caption from deltanet, "The airline announced today that it is increasing most employees' base pay by 6 percent while continuing to offer a generous profit sharing plan. The company also is increasing its automatic 401(k) contribution ...

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by DL777200LR
Tue Nov 15, 2016 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UPS Mechanic Strike
Replies: 17
Views: 2449

UPS Mechanic Strike

http://www.businessinsider.com/ups-work ... ke-2016-11.
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Not sure if this was already discussed, but UPS mechanics are on the verge of strike due to related health care coverage that they are not happy with. Hopefully UPS can resolve this matter before it completely halts their operation.


http://www.businessinsider.com/ups-work ... ke-2016-11.

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by DL777200LR
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Refuelling procedure after a C Check?
Replies: 7
Views: 1861

Re: Refuelling procedure after a C Check?

Many temporary repairs expire at the airplane's next C check, thus permanent repairs to the fuselage or engines are also be performed during C checks.

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by DL777200LR
Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tightening screws on vertical stablizer before flight
Replies: 20
Views: 2713

Re: Tightening screws on vertical stablizer before flight

Standard panel screws are just put back in, other threaded components use antiseize such as in high temperature areas (ignitor plugs for example use antiseize during installation)

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by DL777200LR
Sun Nov 06, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tightening screws on vertical stablizer before flight
Replies: 20
Views: 2713

Re: Tightening screws on vertical stablizer before fliq

There are also components located within the vertical stab so it is not uncommon to see maintenance working around that area. Seeing a screw loose from the ground is extremely difficult so most likely they were up there for another reason.

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments
Replies: 2070
Views: 64550

Re: Boeing 777X - Updated Information And Developments

I'm just wondering how reliable these foldable wing tips will be, problems extending the wing tips after pushback or retracting before taxi in can quickly become a hassle. Hopefully Delta will order some haha.

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Strut and tire pressure gauges
Replies: 9
Views: 1103

Re: Strut and tire pressure gauges

Agreed, on commercial airliners tires are checked using a low pressure tire pressure gauges or from the flight deck depending on airline options, and strut servicing is done with high pressure nitrogen bottles with goose neck fittings. The two should never be used to do anything but what they were d...

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by DL777200LR
Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Where is water stored in a passenger jet for example B773 or A380 (heavies) and in how much quantity?
Replies: 15
Views: 2973

Re: Where is water stored in a passenger jet for example B773 or A380 (heavies) and in how much quantity?

On our 777-2ERs there are 2 potable water tanks located in the aft wall of the aft cargo compartment which hold roughly 218 gallons which is more than enough for a 13+ hour flight

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