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CR7 The Only DL Aircraft Not In The New Paint!  
User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1333 posts, RR: 1
Posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 11262 times:

The CRJ-700 is currently the only plane fleet wide that does not have a single one in the new Delta/Connection paint. IIRC every type now mainline and DL Conx has the new paint but not the CR7. When will EV, OH, or OO be the first to paint one? Even the Saab 340's have the new paint!


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 11138 times:

They don't schedule repaints so that everyone has at least one plane type painted. They're schedule by a rotation as to when they are due.. so maybe no have come due yet.


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User currently offlineToltommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3288 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 11028 times:

It'll probably come around the same time the 700's get reconfigured with a 6 seat FC cabin....  shhh 

User currently offlineJoseKMLB From United States of America, joined May 2008, 493 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 10909 times:



Quoting Toltommy (Reply 2):
It'll probably come around the same time the 700's get reconfigured with a 6 seat FC cabin

You for real? I did not hear about this. If so pretty cool. So when will the 50s do the same hehe.


User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 10891 times:



Quoting AV8AJET (Thread starter):
The CRJ-700 is currently the only plane fleet wide that does not have a single one in the new Delta/Connection paint.

Wrong-o, buck-o:

DC-9-30
DC-9-40



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User currently offlineC767P From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 883 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 10807 times:



Quoting NWADC9 (Reply 4):
DC-9-30
DC-9-40

It has also been said on here many times those two types will never see Delta paint. Out of aircraft that will be kept, the CR7 would be the only one to have not been painted yet.

Would a possible reason be the age of the aircraft? The oldest CR7 is around 8 years old.


User currently offlineToltommy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 3288 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 10752 times:



Quoting JoseKMLB (Reply 3):
You for real? I did not hear about this.

For real. It's been funded for FY10. The -700's compete in many markets against FL, and the plane is going to be used in a lot of new LGA markets. The -200 is not part of the project.....


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 3895 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10246 times:

DL has prioritized the painting so that the planes wearing the NWA brand are repainted first. The saabs, even though most if not all will be going away are indeed being painted. It makes perfect sense too... #1 they need it bad. #2 they're not all going away in short order. I will take several years to park them, so in the meantime they will logically fl the DL brand. That's why they started painting the newest ones first.

The 700s will get painted, but likely not until the paint shops start seeing less and less NWA planes.


User currently offlineNW747-400 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 502 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10172 times:



Quoting JoseKMLB (Reply 3):
You for real?

It is indeed true. Our inflight team has already started preparing for said project. From what I understand, the F conversion project is slated for completion by June 1, 2010. The conversion will include the addition of 6 F seats and the removal of the forward lavatory. The configuration will resemble the ExPlus product featured by United with a total seating capacity of 66.

During my last recurrent class, management stated that UAL makes 30% of the revenue on a given ExPlus flight with the F cabin alone.

This project was supposed to be completed in 2008, but the recession put a hold on DL's plans. At that time, only half of our CR7 fleet was supposed to receive the conversion, but I'm pretty sure that the entire fleet will be converted during this project.

As far as paint goes, the CR7 has been last on the list to receive new paint because none of that fleet wore the Ron Allen livery. When painting began, DL focused largely on the Ron Allen and Song airplanes, which is why a large portion of the CR2 fleet is wearing the latest livery. We'll see a repainted CR7 in the very near future.


User currently offlineCARST From Germany, joined Jul 2006, 812 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 10155 times:

How many NWA have been painted so far?

Does someone have the numbers, perhaps sorted by aircraft?


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9934 times:



Quoting CARST (Reply 9):
How many NWA have been painted so far?

I could give you an exact count if my site wasn't down. However, last count was 175 out of 329 mainline aircraft. That's from about a week and a half ago.


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9904 times:

I understand, from the latest blurb from ATL, that the NW fleet, ex DC-9-30/40, should be done with repaints by early in 2010 and then DL will resume painting the DL a/c and be done by late next year.


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User currently offlineC767P From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 883 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9904 times:



Quoting CARST (Reply 9):
How many NWA have been painted so far?

It is probably not correct, just going from what I see on Widgetheads as it happens.

747-400: 7 of 16
A330-300: 16 of 20
A330-200: 11 of 11
757-300: 13 of 16
757-200 (5600 series): 23 of 23 (although it sounds like the 19 5500 series might be painted too?)
A320: 47 of 69
A319: 34 of 57
DC-9-50: 34 of 34
DC-9-30 and DC-9-40 won’t see any repaints.

Compass E-175: 10 of 36
Mesaba Saab 340: 19 of 46
Mesaba CRJ: 0 of 19, two are former Comair planes in Colors in Motion scheme.
Mesaba CR9: 18 of 41
Pinnacle CRJ: 33 of 125
Pinnacle CR9: 16 of 16


User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 969 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9706 times:
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Quoting Mayor (Reply 11):
I understand, from the latest blurb from ATL, that the NW fleet, ex DC-9-30/40, should be done with repaints by early in 2010 and then DL will resume painting the DL a/c and be done by late next year.

It should be noted that DL has never stopped painting their pre-merger aircraft since the NW repainting began. There has been a good number of aircraft repainted in ATL over the past year, including the entire 777-200ER fleet. All of the NW repaints have been done via contractors, so DL's in house painting has been available for their own aircraft.


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6447 posts, RR: 2
Reply 14, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9582 times:



Quoting C767P (Reply 12):
(although it sounds like the 19 5500 series might be painted too?)

Nope, the 5500-series 752s will not be repainted as they will be leaving the fleet.

I wonder though, when will we see the next 764ER repainted? Currently, only N828MH and N844MH have been repainted, the latter in SkyTeam livery.



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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 9568 times:



Quoting Timf (Reply 13):
It should be noted that DL has never stopped painting their pre-merger aircraft since the NW repainting began. There has been a good number of aircraft repainted in ATL over the past year, including the entire 777-200ER fleet. All of the NW repaints have been done via contractors, so DL's in house painting has been available for their own aircraft.

My mistake.......what the blurb said was the NW a/c would be all painted by spring and the entire fleet by the end of 2010.



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User currently offlineC767P From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 883 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9491 times:



Quoting 1337Delta764 (Reply 14):
Nope, the 5500-series 752s will not be repainted as they will be leaving the fleet.

I am rather confused by this. I have read on here, on one of the many DL/NW threads that the only aircraft that will be retired with the merger in the near future are the DC-9-30 and -40s.

I have also read where the 5500 series are indeed being parked, but recently it seemed as if that was not what was happening.


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10351 posts, RR: 14
Reply 17, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 9468 times:

Ed Bastian said in the latest chat that no other additional a/c, other than the DC-9-30/40s would be retired from the fleet. Make of that what you will.


"A committee is a group of the unprepared, appointed by the unwilling, to do the unnecessary"----Fred Allen
User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7533 posts, RR: 8
Reply 18, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8265 times:



Quoting C767P (Reply 12):
747-400: 7 of 16
A330-300: 16 of 20
A330-200: 11 of 11
757-300: 13 of 16
757-200 (5600 series): 23 of 23 (although it sounds like the 19 5500 series might be painted too?)
A320: 47 of 69
A319: 34 of 57
DC-9-50: 34 of 34
DC-9-30 and DC-9-40 won’t see any repaints.

Not quite, as of yesterday Nov 20:

747-400......... 6 of 16
A330-300...... 16 of 21
A330-200...... 11 of 11
757-300........ 12 of 16
757-2(56)...... 23 of 23
A320-200...... 45 of 69
A319-100...... 35 of 57
DC-9-50........ 34 of 34



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User currently offlineKappel From Suriname, joined Jul 2005, 3533 posts, RR: 17
Reply 19, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8236 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 18):
747-400......... 6 of 16
A330-300...... 16 of 21
A330-200...... 11 of 11
757-300........ 12 of 16
757-2(56)...... 23 of 23
A320-200...... 45 of 69
A319-100...... 35 of 57
DC-9-50........ 34 of 34

Wow, that's going really fast. No wonder I haven't seen any NW aircraft in a while at AMS. Almost all 752's, a332's and a333's are painted in DL c/s already...



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User currently offlineSkibum9 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 1229 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 8182 times:

So what are the plans for the CR2s since they are going to be parking hords of them? At CVG there is about 20 of them parked.


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User currently offlineBrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4138 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 8085 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 18):
747-400......... 6 of 16
A330-300...... 16 of 21
A330-200...... 11 of 11
757-300........ 12 of 16
757-2(56)...... 23 of 23
A320-200...... 45 of 69
A319-100...... 35 of 57
DC-9-50........ 34 of 34

WOW!! They sure went to town with the A332's and got them done in a hurry.

I was at DTW the other day and was sad to see no NW aircraft at Mac on the A wing. I counted 12 DL aircraft on the one side and 7 DL on the other side visible from the road by the terminal. I really thought that the last NW scheme was really good looking especially on the DC-9's.



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User currently offlinePHXtoDCAtoMSP From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 299 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7972 times:



Quoting NW747-400 (Reply 8):
It is indeed true. Our inflight team has already started preparing for said project. From what I understand, the F conversion project is slated for completion by June 1, 2010. The conversion will include the addition of 6 F seats and the removal of the forward lavatory. The configuration will resemble the ExPlus product featured by United with a total seating capacity of 66.

During my last recurrent class, management stated that UAL makes 30% of the revenue on a given ExPlus flight with the F cabin alone.

Yes, the CRJ-700s will get first class but you have the configuration quite wrong. It will not match UA CR7s.....which have 6F Econ+ and Econ-. They will have 9F 56Y for 65 total seats.

DL has started seeing a lot of bookaway in the last few years from CRJ-200 and CRJ-700s in all economy configurations. Customers (especially the top customers) have learned in the last few years how to avoid these planes and go out of their way to. It was decided to convert the CRJ-700s once the 76 seaters went in to service and they saw that flights that were upgraded from 50 or 70 seaters to 76 seaters with an F cabin had substantial revenue improvement.


User currently offlineCARST From Germany, joined Jul 2006, 812 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7972 times:

DL is unbelievable fast in repainting the NW aircraft. Man most airlines are not that fast when they change their own livery.

UA look and see how this corporate identity thing is done in a correct manner!


User currently offlineAeroflot777 From Russia, joined Mar 2004, 3006 posts, RR: 27
Reply 24, posted (4 years 8 months 1 week 6 days ago) and read 7911 times:



Quoting CARST (Reply 23):
Man most airlines are not that fast when they change their own livery.

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That's precisely the reason. With an airline switching their own colors, it's not as crucial. Delta is swapping the NWA brand to its own, therefore it's mandatory they do it as fast as possible to promote brand awareness of a SINGLE combined product. That's why the painting process of NWA planes is priority over DELTA's.

Aeroflot777


25 DL752 : I think they are focusing on painting the new colors on NW aircraft first.
26 ThegreatRDU : those are obsolete anyway Too me...now keep in mind im not a OH, OO, or NW/DL insider..I say that it's excess capacity for NW/DL their obslete.....un
27 DeltAirlines : Part of it is the entire branding thing. US was the same way with the HP planes - those got painted into the US brand as quickly as possible to have
28 AV8AJET : Wow thanks for the info, I lookl forward to seeing one of these upgraded CR7's. I hope they plan to change the seat covers in Y class they are gettin
29 SNCntry32 : Really? Explain why the Compass planes are getting a repaint so quickly when the oldest one is what 2 years old?
30 NWADC9 : Because they're NWA birds.
31 Deltal1011man : As said above DL is still painting, but its likely Delta will send some of there birds out to VCV and Boeing to get them painted. (that is has done p
32 Aviationbuff08 : As do I... Does anyone have any firm time frames when DL or DCI rather has plans to start this mod to the CR7 Fleet? Are OH, OO, EV the operators of
33 Airport : Dare I ask...does this mean we'll see the CR7s put on longer routes a la UA? (I've seen them put the ExPlus CRJ-700s on flights 1300+ miles) Haha! Me
34 CARST : I am not arguing with you. I like the battleship Grey, too. But it seems to me that they are flying around 2 liveries for 10 years now. That can not
35 ThegreatRDU : I stand corrected, I guess it was just me jumping on the chance to bash UA....which given the chance I will...
36 Western727 : Correct; a good number are still flying though some ARE parked...unable to look it up on widgetheads.net for the exact number right now, though. Anyo
37 413X3 : Does it really matter? Only people who work in the marketing field have convinced themselves that it does. Nobody else cares
38 N7371f : No one really truly knows...because the messages regarding the 5500 are so mixed. The latest talk from a DL Pilots Forum is the 5500 may be sticking
39 Bhmdiversion : I have heard that EV won't paint their CR7's until the reconfiguration of the cabins.
40 PSU.DTW.SCE : The situation with the 5500's in a little different than the DC-9-30/40's because the -30/40's that are left are going to reach their maximum number
41 NW747-400 : I said resemble, not match. Everyone knows that DL does not offer an Econ+ product, so I didn't feel the need to specify. Good to hear they decided a
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