BN747 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5288 posts, RR: 52 Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3723 times:
Not sure if this has been discussed before..but in the 'Top of Yesterday' photo now posted...two Delta 767-200s are parked in the desert...doesn't anyone know if these two are the only two? Are there more? And how many and which DL76s are not active at this time???
Thanks in Advance,
"Home of the Brave, made by the Slaves..Land of the Free, if you look like me.." T. Jefferson
PSAjet17 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 245 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3665 times:
This photo is of Goodyear airport located 20 miles west of Phoenix Sky Harbor airport. It is not "in the sand". While the photo does show some open fields, homes and businesses are encroaching on the perimeter of this airport.
Goodyear does alot of maintenance and retrofit work and that could be the reason the 767's are parked here as opposed to a graveyard field like those in the Mojave desert or near Tucson.
TradewindL1011 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 179 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3588 times:
I checked the records and it appears Delta has at least 2 764s reg N841 and 842MH stored at BFI since September 2001 (ntu), and 3 762 reg, N112DL, N114DL, and N115DL stored in Goodyear since at least July or August 2002. Hope this helps!
ATA L1011 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1361 posts, RR: 7 Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 3123 times:
From United States, joined Oct 2003, 28 posts, RR: 0
Posted Thu Oct 30 2003 02:30:37 UTC+1 and read 1580 times:
The retirement has already begun for Delta's 767-200.....Ships 114 and 115 are already out at the desert and 1 more went today.....I think it was 107......and DL SFO you are right on.....my father was one who contributed a good amount on that plane....we went to the ceremony for it in the hangar in ATL......we also have the poster commemerating the event with a pic of the A/C with the ribbon around it.....it was a very moving event........
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2932 times:
..........from that SAME thread
"Delta has not publicly stated that they intend to retire any of the 767-200's. Several were temporarily grounded and parked after 9/11 because many are in need of D checks. Delta has said that they intend to grow mainline capacity next year by approx 5% and will pull the remaining parked airplanes exc. the MD-11's out of the desert. The 767-200's will be around for at least another 4-5 years given that D checks have been recently done on several of them."
Bobs89irocz From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 632 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 2914 times:
I saw the picture too......those two in the picture are the old paint scheme and both 762's. Sucks to see DL start to get rid of them because they are the largest 767 operator.
Look at the picture closer, they are in storage, not there for any mods. Look at the tires and the faded paint on the 767 on the right of the picture. Not to mention the DL 738 in the background in storage too.
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 4 Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2690 times:
They haven't really retired them- they bumped a few out of service with the downsizing of SLC and having added more frequency on some other routes with the CRJ. I flew one a few weeks ago:ATL-BOS. They also are probably ready for major checks (judging by liveries) and it's just simply been put on hold. I'd hate to see them retiring......
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Skymileman From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2474 times:
Well, I don't know how many are out there, but I do know that their flying days are not over. ABX Air Inc. (Formerly Airborne Express) has first right of refusal on all Delta 767-200's and plans to take at least some.
Iflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 4 Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2319 times:
I think DC-10 guy has a grip on it- those are ships that must have been due some major checks and right after 9-11, it probably seemed logical to cut costs somewhere and when you have the major check(C check I think) it gets expensive as we all could guess. There's got to be some rotation to put those ships back on line at some point, with the L-10's, 727's retiring and the MD-11's, etc. And looking at those a/c(I'm no expert), I know the L10's had WAY more cycles on them. One would hope????
Ah, Summer, Fenway Park, Boston Red Sox and Beer.....
TradewindL1011 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 179 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2208 times:
Sorry about the misinformation on the 764s. I checked the database on those two a/c and they are indeed in service. My apologies on the confusion, Delta must had had them temporarily in storage after 9/11, but has since taken them up. Thank goodness too!
Dalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2365 posts, RR: 15 Reply 24, posted (9 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1341 times:
The 767-200 that are in GYR are not retired. They were put in storage due to required Heavy Checks that were due right after 9/11. I haven't heard when they will be put back in service. I know right now the push is on to get the rest of the 737-200 out of the desert and through heavy check. As for ship 102. It is in the hangar right now. I've heard it is going through a lot work. I don't get down to the widebody area too much so I haven't seen it for myself.