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DL's Wingletted 727s  
User currently offlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1479 posts, RR: 0
Posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1189 times:

I was wondering what ever happened to the 2 727s with winglets that Delta operated for a while in the early 1990s? Were they re-converted to standard, or still flying, but with a different airline? Also, why didn't DL add winglets to all their 727s? Thanks

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User currently offlineDL_mech From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2290 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (16 years 1 month 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

The winglets were removed after the company that manufactured them went bankrupt. Although the test was considered a success, Delta was concerned with the lack of technical assistance down the road. Ships 510 and 511 still fly with DL to this day.

This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.
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