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by 777Mech
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

N863DA the first 777 with new interior and D1 suites is currently acting as a sub I believe it has not flown since 10/12/2018 DL73 AMS-ATL Is the idea behind this that they do not want to schedule it on routes and disappoint customers who think they will get the new D1 suite and end up with the old...

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by 777Mech
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86031

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

3901, N901DN, and 3902, N902DN, are both confirmed to have no scimitars. Does anyone know why these weren't added at their induction? 3903, N903DN, is still to be photographed post-induction. https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9093743 https://www.jetphotos.com/photo/9091842 From what I understand they...

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by 777Mech
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 533
Views: 59538

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Those 777's can be moved anywhere. But the most logical add is DTW-BOM on an A350. No ME3 competition plus Detroit is better located to field many more in line connections than bot JFK or ATL plus there is a lot of premium traffic flowing between southeastern Michigan and Southwest Ontario. How muc...

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by 777Mech
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

A few updates on upcoming aircraft: - N401DZ (339 #1) remains in FAL in TLS (Q2/19 delivery) - N402DX (333 #2) also currently in FAL in TLS (Q2/19 delivery) - N512DN (359 #12) entered cabin installation in TLS (Q1/19 delivery) - N513DZ (359 #13) rolled out of FAL in TLS (Q1/19 delivery) Will these ...

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by 777Mech
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

PanAm747LHR wrote:
Does anybody know when the first 764 will go in for cabin mods and how quickly they plan to have the fleet done?


830MH may be the first one with the suites, (parked at ILN now) and they expect to have all of them completed by the end of 2020.

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by 777Mech
Sat Oct 13, 2018 3:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 324
Views: 92081

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread 2018

SESGDL wrote:
Does anyone have info on DL’s? There are multiple questions and every single one goes unanswered...

Jeremy


The answer was posted in the DL wide body thread.

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by 777Mech
Wed Oct 10, 2018 6:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12072

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

Yeah the writing is on the wall for the MD-90’s Sending engines to the sole MRO in New Zealand isn’t good in keeping costs down. Delta is forced to write them a blank check since fighting with the MRO on price can cause them to close shop and would ground the MD90 fleet. THE MRO is on the JT8D-200 ...

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by 777Mech
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A few Delta fleet questions.
Replies: 135
Views: 12072

Re: A few Delta fleet questions.

FWIW, the first 25 A321NEOs will be ETOPS configured. Now let's see if they'll eventually put lie flats in them to replace the 75S. Aren't the ex TWA birds some of the youngest 757s in the fleet?

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by 777Mech
Fri Oct 05, 2018 4:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 133004

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Come on airliners.net. No one got a picture of the first Delta A220 first flight? In fact I am not sure anyone did - as I haven't seen one anywhere yet. But according to the points guy and a number of other sources, the airplane that will become N101DU flew for the first time on October 3rd. Delive...

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by 777Mech
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

There should be 2 764s in the next few days going to ILN for storage. N830MH and N841MH. One of these may end up being the prototype for the D1 suites. Interesting. I know that some DL 764s have had maintenance done at ILN in the past several months. Will these be worked on while there, or is it pu...

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by 777Mech
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 133004

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

Come on airliners.net. No one got a picture of the first Delta A220 first flight? In fact I am not sure anyone did - as I haven't seen one anywhere yet. But according to the points guy and a number of other sources, the airplane that will become N101DU flew for the first time on October 3rd. Delive...

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by 777Mech
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019
Replies: 62
Views: 7917

Re: DL Upgauging SEA-NRT, LAX-HND to 359 in 2019

4 A330NEO’s will be delivered in 2019. All will have Delta One, Premium Select, Comfort+, and main cabin seats. Total of 291 pax. First routes not yet announced. Do we know what the rough delivery schedule is? How many will be arriving before summer 2019? 1 in April and 1 in May, the other 2 are in...

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by 777Mech
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

There should be 2 764s in the next few days going to ILN for storage. N830MH and N841MH. One of these may end up being the prototype for the D1 suites.

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by 777Mech
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17231

Re: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19

Did DL accelerate delivery of the 330NEO? Its lastest 10K filing (which was prepared in February) shows that the first four aircraft will be delivered in 2020. The 8K doesn’t break deliveries down by year, but 2Q report (dated July) shows that aircraft purchase obligations for 2019 haven’t changed ...

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by 777Mech
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17231

Re: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19

Geeze, a.net manufactures a lot of drama. Let’s be realistic: DL didn’t end D1 service From ATL and replace it with a domestic 757 from BOS to ‘make a preemptive strike at B6.’ That’s crazy talk, and a product of a wild imagination of some people with too much time on their hands and too much dedic...

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by 777Mech
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17231

Re: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19

Geeze, a.net manufactures a lot of drama. Let’s be realistic: DL didn’t end D1 service From ATL and replace it with a domestic 757 from BOS to ‘make a preemptive strike at B6.’ That’s crazy talk, and a product of a wild imagination of some people with too much time on their hands and too much dedic...

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by 777Mech
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86031

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

The 75G and 75P are the only configurations I'm unfamiliar with. The rest of them make sense. The five exShanghai 75Ps became 75Gs after they were modded at VQQ in the second half of last year. They have their own unique config., with more C+ and less Y seats than the 75D/75H birds. The 75Gs are al...

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by 777Mech
Mon Oct 01, 2018 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86031

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

At this rate are the MD-88's going away at a rate of ~ 1/week? Seems about right with either an A321 or 737-900 coming almost every week. Does anyone have a list of which MD-88's will be retired for the next 6 months and when? The list is confidential, but it should include ships 950 and below. Tho...

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by 777Mech
Sun Sep 30, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 9/30/2018:AC Drops YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR;DL Adds BOS-LIS, Drops SGU-SLC;F9 Drops CHS-ORD;UA Drops SGU-DEN/LAX
Replies: 44
Views: 6892

Re: OAG Changes 9/30/2018:AC Drops YYZ-MDT/ROC/SYR;DL Adds BOS-LIS, Drops SGU-SLC;F9 Drops CHS-ORD;UA Drops SGU-DEN/LAX

With DTW-LHR moving up to double daily and PDX-LHR going daily, that's an extra slot every day at LHR. One of the VS afternoon spares currently leased out, now to cover PDX? It seems LIS-ATL is ending so there is a 767 there. Hope they move one DTW-LHR to VS Wrong. ATL-LIS is seasonal. Not ending c...

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by 777Mech
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17231

Re: Rumor: DL launching BOS-LIS in S19

FSDan wrote:
NickolayAv wrote:
Rumor is over. Flight is on sale. No official announcement from Delta yet.
Boeing 757-200 Seasonal
DL124 BOS 21:45—09:15 LIS
DL125 LIS 10:45—13:15 BOS


It's currently loaded on a domestic 757, just as was predicted.


I'm glad my folks didn't give me bad info on the route!

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by 777Mech
Tue Sep 25, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 31
Views: 9448

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

From what I hear DMS is particularly after the landing gear sets. The main gear is different from from -88s and 90s, and IIRC the main gear on the 717 is the same as on a DC-9-3, and that tooling is long gone, so now DL is having to do some repair development to get to overhaul these components. Th...

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by 777Mech
Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 31
Views: 9448

Re: First 717 Being Scrapped

From what I hear DMS is particularly after the landing gear sets. The main gear is different from from -88s and 90s, and IIRC the main gear on the 717 is the same as on a DC-9-3, and that tooling is long gone, so now DL is having to do some repair development to get to overhaul these components. The...

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by 777Mech
Mon Sep 24, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First 717 Being Scrapped
Replies: 31
Views: 9448

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 777Mech
Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

jpdx024 wrote:
Any word when N706DN is done with mods? It's been in SIN for awhile.


It's going to be another 50-60 days before it is completed. Being the first LR, it has to go through STC activities. 7005 will be done before 7106.

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by 777Mech
Sun Sep 23, 2018 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018
Replies: 125
Views: 11805

Re: WN's Next Schedule Extension Due Out Sept 27, 2018

WN could also add RIC-PVG as well.

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by 777Mech
Thu Sep 20, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches BOS-LIS in S19
Replies: 131
Views: 17231

DL launches BOS-LIS in S19

Hearing some grumbling around DL about a launch of BOS-LIS for the summer of 2019.

Anyone care to pull up the PDEW for this service?

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by 777Mech
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86031

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Ship 6702 N6702 ferried LGA->VQQ for storage for the winter. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/DAL8884-1537054852-0-0-225 I find it interesting that it used an MLB Live Charter flight # DL8884, instead of a usual ferry # beginning DL99** for a ferry flight! I've never seen that before! https:/...

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by 777Mech
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86031

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Ship 6702 N6702 ferried LGA->VQQ for storage for the winter. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/DAL8884-1537054852-0-0-225 DL is storing aircraft in Florida? Are you sure about that? Climate-wise I can't think of a worse place to store airplanes in the U.S. I'm sure A.net will have a freak-out ...

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by 777Mech
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86031

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Ship 6702 N6702 ferried LGA->VQQ for storage for the winter. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/id/DAL8884-1537054852-0-0-225 Did not know that some of the 757-200's would be stored for the winter. Any clue if there are others that will be grounded for the winter months? I know 5653 and one more s...

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by 777Mech
Sun Sep 16, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 757's with no Winglets
Replies: 34
Views: 7924

Re: Delta 757's with no Winglets

From what I hear it wasn't economical to keep them installed. They don't fly as much, and DL/NBA isn't too worried about fuel savings anyways.

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by 777Mech
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta seeks partner for its Trainer refinery
Replies: 26
Views: 945

Re: Delta Shopping Trainer

727200 wrote:
Another bone-head decision by DL that wasnt thought out properly or vetted.


The Trainer has been turning a profit..

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by 777Mech
Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
NateGreat wrote:
Didn’t I see at one time on here that second ER will enter mods later this month?

Correct. I have conflicting information if it is going on 9/16-17 or 9/25-26.

I show that it'll be 7005 to induct in SIN on 9/18. So I'm guessing itll have to depart for SIN on the 16th.

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by 777Mech
Thu Aug 30, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 8/29 763ER-low J: scheduled additional DTW-ATL flight (N154DL) 763ER-low J: unscheduled swap from high-J on JFK-FRA-JFK route (N180DN) 763ER-low J: TXL-JFK flight cancelled - tech (N199DN) 763ER-low J: unscheduled upgrade from 738 on ATL-JFK flight (N169DZ) 763ER-low J:...

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by 777Mech
Thu Aug 30, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4433

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

This thread has me wondering, if UA ever does take delivery of the 350s we have on order would RR allow UA to open up an engine shop at our SFO maintenance base or would UA have to send the engines to ATL adn outsource the work to DL? UA like DL has MRO services out of our facilities at our SFO mai...

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by 777Mech
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4433

Re: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

Well lets quantify: 15 A350s in the short term, the other 10 were deferred. 25 A330neo's coming, but a seemingly relaxed delivery rate. These modern engines run 5-10 years on the wing prior to first shop visit. Doesn't seem like much work there. It takes a 747, Antonov, or C130 to ship a GE90, I as...

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by 777Mech
Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop
Replies: 33
Views: 4433

DL opens new Rolls Royce engine shop

Havent seen this mentioned anywhere, but Delta has officially opened the new Rolls Royce engine shop, located inside a converted hangar at ATL. This first engine will be a Trent 1000 from VS. The world's largest test cell is also slated for completion by the end of 2018. RR/DL couldn't have opened i...

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by 777Mech
Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 453
Views: 133004

Re: Airbus A220 (CSeries) Production/Delivery Thread 2018

DL's first A220 has been powered on for the first time back on the 20th.

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by 777Mech
Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 8/22 763ER-low J: MNL-NRT rescue flight following cancellation on 8/20 (N189DN) 763ER-low J: scheduled additional DTW-ATL flight (N193DN) 763ER-low J: scheduled upgrade from M90 on ATL-MSP route (N193DN) 763ER-low J: JFK-DTW ferry flight - aircraft repositioning (N1201P...

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by 777Mech
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 11677

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

Another thing I should note is that while Concourse G may be cancelled, there is still an expansion of gates at Concourse F that is in the planning stages by the airport management. Although the airport hasn't released any layouts of the expansion just yet, it has been determined that such an expan...

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by 777Mech
Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13312

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

At least 34 of the ‘newest’ birds in the -88 fleet, as well as nearly all of the -90’s, will all be around beyond the 2020 ADS-B mandate, which is why they’re taking the time and money to install it in those birds. The -88’s require the ADS-B and GPS install, while the -90’s only require the ADS-B ...

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by 777Mech
Mon Aug 20, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last MD-90 produced stored.
Replies: 76
Views: 13312

Re: Last MD-90 produced stored.

There is a response to the Sam Chui article from Matt (first response) I’ve discussed this story (and the Flight Global story) with several friends at Delta TechOps in Atlanta over the weekend, as well as a few in management at Delta HQ…and everyone agrees that no one in the ‘aviation media’ realm ...

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by 777Mech
Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More
Replies: 130
Views: 14801

Re: OAG Changes 8/19/2018:AS Drops FLLSFO;DL Drops JFKBGR,BMIMSP,BNACVG,FNTMSP;Y4 Adds ABQ/CLT/More

Thank you Enilria for putting this together each week! It's one of my first Sunday reads! This looks more like part of the 1% Fall capacity cut DL pledged during earnings season. Now, I'm thinking we had not seen it filed yet. I'd think there's more coming. Thanks again for those year over year comp...

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by 777Mech
Sat Aug 18, 2018 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018
Replies: 117
Views: 11677

Re: Atlanta Air Service Discussion - 2018

The T expansion is a novel idea and I like it. The main problem is, this does absolutely nothing to solve the problem of a shortage of gates for widebody aircraft. This is a good stopgap solution for the interim but how long can they actually go in the long term without adding G? Also, I wonder wha...

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by 777Mech
Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Looks as though the domestic 763s will stick around until April 2019, as they will cover for a couple 75D temporary parks.

Also a couple 764s will be temporarily parked for the winter for engine savings.

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by 777Mech
Mon Aug 13, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86031

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

There was some folks throwing out a 2020 date, and I'm not sure where they had got it from, but the first 33N for DL should be MSN 1915 which should be hitting the FAL next month. I believe the plan is for 4 A330s, 2 A350s next year, and a 76L leaving the fleet next month. Correct me if I'm wrong b...

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by 777Mech
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86031

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

According to the Delta 10-Q report for Q3 & Q4 Six months ending December 31, 2018 DL has commitment for $ 1.35 billion of new planes at contracted prices. Believe it is a mix of CR-900 A-220-100, 737-900ER, and A321 not sure on the widebody front If anyone could break this down on anticipated ...

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by 777Mech
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 629
Views: 86031

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Does anyone know how many more 737-900ER and A321-200 orders this year? If the question has already been asked please disregard and delete this comment. According to the Delta 10-Q report for Q3 & Q4 Six months ending December 31, 2018 DL has commitment for $ 1.35 billion of new planes at contr...

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by 777Mech
Sat Aug 11, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 818
Views: 119282

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Based on the latest schedule update, it looks like the next 777 to head for Delta Suites mods will be a 77L and should do so i believe on 9/4 through a ATL-SEA commercial flight equipment swap followed by a SEA-SIN ferry flight. Should be 7101 going in. 2 weeks later another ER will induct. Ship TBD.

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