Modesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2868 posts, RR: 5 Posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2394 times:
I've seen this bird photographed, and I have a few questions. Looking at the last two numbers on the type, it looks like a Continental ship. Did CO order -300s that were never delivered? Additionally, why is the registration in the 300s (394) while all other DL 767s have registrations starting with "1"? Thanks for your help.
Tu154m From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 687 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
Yes, CO originally had some orders for 767-300(ER)s but never took them. I know at least one was built and had the CO colors on the rudder only. DL aquired the a/c from Asiana and it actually arrived ATL in full Asiana colors. As for 394.........194 is taken and who knows???? Kinda like the 764ERs having MH at the end?!?!?!?!?!
Gt1 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 2199 times:
DL's "N numbers" don't always follow a pattern, as you can tell from this example. However the "tail number" usually does follow the pattern. In this case, the aircraft is Delta ship 1521. The first digit is a "one", indicating a 767. To take it a step further, with a four digit tail number in DL's 767 fleet, the second digit, "5", indicates an aircraft purchased/leased from someone besides Boeing. The other examples being 1501-1506, which are ex Gulf Air.