Litz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1745 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 9331 times:
Unless something's changed in the last week, it's also missing many, many of its control surfaces (obvious parts borrowing going on).
I imagine they finally decided they needed the room outside the TOC ... either that or they finally realized that leaving that plane there - in its current shape - is not what you want a large chunk of your outbound passengers to see while they're taxiing to the runway.
M404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2214 posts, RR: 5 Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 8988 times:
Thank you. I'd not heard about that. I try to keep up in the shrinking number of MD-11s. I've worked KLMs and it sure was nice compared to the -10s at least as far as the actually working equipment was concerned.
Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
DAL7001 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 8904 times:
Correct this is being parted out. It will be easier for trukes to take the scrap pieces from Delta North rather than the TOC. However we have the possibiity of reativating some five others late this year.
DeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8608 times:
So why'd they decide to part her out? Last I heard, they were going to have it up flying again, as it was a leased a/c...will be kinda sad to see one of Delta's own being pulled apart on airport grounds
Good to see that rumor may prove to be true...will be nice to see a 3-holer back in ATL. Now, they leased 2 of them to World, right? So those two, minus 802, what will that leave DL with?
DAL7001 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0 Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8595 times:
802 went back to Boeing and they are parting it out. We have three in Canada that can be activated rather quick. We service World and I believe they have three of them. I am not up to date with the CC contracts. Another note we just flew in 106 and 767 ex GYR,, rather torn but manageble when 114 gets out of the TOC. Let me look at the books on the exact avail/active 11's
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2739 posts, RR: 1 Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 8439 times:
"Little scorch" is a bit of an understatement. Perhaps if the flames didn't travel along the side of the fuselage, damaging the wing/body fairing, windows, flaps, pylon, etc. it wouldn't have been considered. With the number of airframes currently flying, perhaps this airframe is worth more in parts than it would be after repairs. Purely an accounting decision. Looks like we'll be down to 194 of the 200 total MD-11s produced. But think of it this way, for every MD-11 taken out of passenger service, there's one more opportunity for Boeing to sell a 777 instead.
Auae From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 296 posts, RR: 4 Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 7153 times:
I would hold your horses on that rumor. I am still hearing that 802 is going to be fixed. I am just a peon here at DL, but I just talked to a good pal over at TOC, no news of parting it out over there. So until I see a wrecking ball parked outside of Delta North, I would assume it is going to be fixed.
Also, I don't think any of the MD-11 leases are up for a good many years. If DL could have turned any over to the Lessor, I think they would have long before now.
Last I checked, World did not have 3 DL MD-11's either.
So just where do you get your info DAL7001????
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25 LVZXV: My solution: Patch it up and sell it to A4! XV
26 Litz: Remember - *limited* parting out can occur and the aircraft still eventually get fixed. It's a lot easier for DL, when servicing another MD-11, to pul
27 Spacepope: United_Fan; Your tally there is pretty good. 5 hull losses so far are: Swiss, Mandaran, Korean, and FedEx (x2).
28 Starrion: What conditions would need to be met in order for DL to bring back the MD-11's, given DL declared them in Temporary retirement? I think they would nee
29 Srbmod: It may not get actually torn apart though - there's a 737 over there that Airtran apparently bonked on landing years and years ago ... it's still sitt
30 Squirrel83: OK this is the only Recent DL MD-11 post I can find ~ I was curious is this the last MD-11 DL Has in service, I noticed on their webpage that they sti
31 Spacepope: No, Squirrel. The MD-11 is not currently in service with DL. Many are parked at GYR I believe.
32 Wjcandee: World has 803DE and 804DE. I think that they are on power-by-the-hour leases. Delta TOC has maintenance contracts with World for all sorts of work on
33 Dalmd88: Ship 802 is NOT being parted out. Boeing and the insurance underwriters have finally come to terms. It was moved to Delta North were a Boeing RAM team
34 Vikingair: Latest is yes 802 will be repaired, and World does have 803DE and 804DE leased from Delta. Ship 803DE is right in front of the T.O.C. as of this writi
35 Tsl1011: Dal7001 said (in reply 15) "we have three in Canada that can be activated rather quick". I didn't realize there were any MD-11s up here! Who is opera
36 Modesto2: The other MD11's in Canada are in storage.
37 SafetyDude: But think of it this way, for every MD-11 taken out of passenger service, there's one more opportunity for Boeing to sell a 777 instead. True, but tha
38 Delta777-xxx: i'm working over in the ASA building this week, ill try to snap some pics for you guys.
39 DAL7001: If your going to take a picture of her go around the fence and take a good one. The one inside the check point is not so pretty. We have many parts re
40 DAL7001: Looks like 802 will be repaired and leased to World Airways. We can't keep it hidden @ DN forever.
41 CAL: I was in ATL yesterday and while taxing out to take off i noticed what i thought was a World Airways MD-11 in the Delta hangar. Any info on this???
42 DAL7001: They have leases on 2. We provide the MTC for them. 802 is at the north end ( Delta North ).
43 EAL727: How disappointing. Still no pics of Ship 802? Any updates on it's movements at ATL?
44 Vikingair: World MD-11 N272WA was at Delta for a #2 Engine change due to time...