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User currently offlineDelta777-XXX From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1017 posts, RR: 8
Posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1917 times:

What happend to the A310s and the DC-10s? Why did they get rid of them? Where did they go? How long did they have them? Thanks!      


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User currently offlineIwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

As far as I know they just had the DC-10 while they were waiting for their TriStar's. I think once they got the L-1011's in they took the DC-10(s) out of service.



User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1854 times:

The A310s were inherited from PanAm, for the most part, and were in pretty deplorable mechanical and cosmetic condition. Delta received a few A310s new from Airbus as well. The A310 proved to be costly and complicated to maintain, so Delta got rid of them. Where they went, I have no idea.

As far as the DC-10s, I don't think they were interrim aircraft as Iwantanl1011 stated - I've heard differently, but can't quite remember exactly what the situation was. I think these aircraft were also inherited; there were VERY few of them and they have also gone off to parts unknown. Probably for lack of fleet commonality, much like the A310s.

Anyone know anything more?


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7758 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1847 times:

The DC-10s were from the Western merger and most of them went to United.


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User currently offlineVC-10 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 1999, 3697 posts, RR: 34
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1834 times:
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Delta's original DC10s were purchased at an insurance against late delivery of the L1011's. At the time Lockheed's & Rolls-Royce's financial postion's were looking rather perilous.

User currently offlineTexairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1829 times:

Didn't the A310's go to FedEx?

User currently offlineIwantanl1011 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 151 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1812 times:

copied this from http://home.swipnet.se/~w-48037/delta10.htm



Delta Air Lines DC-10-10, N914WA (msn 47832). Although Delta went for the L-1011 instead of the DC-10 in the 1970s they once operated a small fleet of DC-10s, here exemplified by N914WA taxiing at Los Angeles. This particular aircraft is now in service with the Danish charteroperator Premiair as OY-CNU and a photo of her in her new colourscheme can be viewed


User currently offlineAdria From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1783 times:

The A310s are flying today in Air Jamaica colours.

User currently offlinePapatango From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 518 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1754 times:

the orginal 5 dc-10 were purchased because of the late dlvry of the tristars they were sold to ual and leased back for a few years and then returned to ual some of delta's a310 went to air jamica delta painted they for air jamica

User currently offlineCody From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1930 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

Yes. Just to clarify there were two sets of DC-10's. Some in the early 70's that every one is talking about and some came from Western. The ones that came later had the rounded off black nose and I believe the earlier ones just had the blue stripe end at the cockpit and no black rounded nose.

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