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DL/NW Merger: Regional Aircraft Repaints  
User currently offlineJBAirwaysFan From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1042 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3469 times:

Since the DL/NW merger is in its final days, and the res cutover/NW->DL code cutover will occur very shortly, I was wondering how many of the RJs/Saabs have been repainted into DL colors and how many still have yet to be repainted? I know we have spoken mainly about the mainline jets, but not too much about the RJs and Saabs. Any info?

[Edited 2010-01-23 11:57:42]


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User currently offlineFloridaflyboy From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 2018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

The saabs should be almost finished. There might be one more to go, but I don't think so. THey are only painting 26 saabs. The rest will be remaining in NW colours as they will leave the fleet this year. The Mesaba 900 painting is supposed to wrap up next month. No Mesaba 200s have been painted yet (2 ex-comair planes are of course in Deltaflot colours). They are scheduled to begin the paint line the second week of February.


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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4030 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3440 times:

The saabs are indeed done at 26. They're doubling up on the 900 painting and as mentioned, the 200s will start in Feb. As for Pinnacle and Compass are actively painting but I have no knowledge of the numbers in new paint.

User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 971 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3375 times:
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Pinnacle is painting 2 a week, and Compass recently resumed painting after a several week hiatus. The list on mspspotters.net is fairly complete, although they seem to be missing some Saabs and Pinnacle CRJs.

User currently offlineAlphascan From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 937 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3340 times:

I saw a NW Airlink livery on a Saab at HIB on Wednesday. How many Saabs are being retired?


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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4030 posts, RR: 27
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3331 times:

Well, we know that 23 of the 49 are confirmed to be retired. However, Richard Anderson did say that all t-props would be gone in a few years. So... the writing is on the wall.

User currently offlineJBAirwaysFan From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1042 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3174 times:

How many CRJs have been repainted into DL Colors?


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User currently offlineAirborn757300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 3125 times:

http://www.mspspotters.net/merger

User currently offlineAirborn757300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 3109 times:



Quoting Timf (Reply 3):



Quoting Timf (Reply 3):
Pinnacle is painting 2 a week, and Compass recently resumed painting after a several week hiatus. The list on mspspotters.net is fairly complete, although they seem to be missing some Saabs and Pinnacle CRJs.

If you have any updates, I would surely appreciate them.


User currently offlineTimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 971 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 3066 times:
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I don't know the exact aircraft that have been painted, just how many have passed through GLH. Unfortunately, the Saabs come in there on scheduled service every day so I wasn't able to keep accurate track of them, but I'll take Azj's word that they are done since they've certainly had enough time.

User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4030 posts, RR: 27
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 4 days ago) and read 3060 times:

The saabs are done as reported by our weekly CEO update and special "paint update" counter in the newsletter.

User currently offlineAirborn757300 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 21 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3021 times:



Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 10):
The saabs are done as reported by our weekly CEO update and special "paint update" counter in the newsletter.

The last one I was able to track was N429XJ. Is it possible that all Saabs older than N429XJ are the ones that are to be retired first?


User currently offlineCV640 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 952 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2909 times:

I know I saw a few Saabs in the old color scheme in Memphis and I always see a ton os the Pinnacle CRJs in the bowling shoe scheme. The -900's all seem to be in the new scheme, guess they're high on the list. Compass seems to be half and half.

User currently offlineJBAirwaysFan From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1042 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2803 times:

There are many CRJ-200s that have yet to be repainted. I would say that only a third of them are in Delta colors as of right now.


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User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10655 posts, RR: 14
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2720 times:



Quoting Azjubilee (Reply 5):
Well, we know that 23 of the 49 are confirmed to be retired. However, Richard Anderson did say that all t-props would be gone in a few years. So... the writing is on the wall.

Yes.....when asked what would happen with the Saabs, he stated they would be replaced with 50 seat RJs. I don't know if he was talking about those that will be left or those that are being parked.



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User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4030 posts, RR: 27
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 2574 times:

Previous to the recent chat, he said all t-props would be gone in a few years. So, I would imagine his comment in the chat can be taken both ways. While the first 23 are parked 50 seaters will backfill and eventually when they all go away as well. What he didn't say was that not all small markets are likely to survive and that nothing, except for maybe a competitor will be doing any backfilling.

User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 7
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2525 times:

Interestingly enough, no CR7s have been painted to date.


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User currently offlineNorCal From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 2459 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2512 times:



Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 16):
Interestingly enough, no CR7s have been painted to date.

Interesting, I wonder if RA is planning another DCI shuffle?


User currently offlineAzjubilee From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 4030 posts, RR: 27
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

I think they haven't been painted because they already fly the DL brand. There are only so many paintshops and it's pretty obvious it's more important to rebrand all the PMNW aircraft first, before spending lots of resources on currently branded DL a/c.

As for shuffling of DCI a/c... Why would the paintjob matter if the planes remain in the DL network?


User currently offlineMayor From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 10655 posts, RR: 14
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2457 times:

Didn't I also read somewhere that they were thinking of adding F/C seats to the -700s?


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User currently offlineN7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1751 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2423 times:
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Quoting Mayor (Reply 19):
Didn't I also read somewhere that they were thinking of adding F/C seats to the -700s?

Yes. 9 First Class seats. 700's are suppose to be going to many of the new LGA routes this summer when the US Airways transfer is complete. DL wants first class on these routes. Haven't heard specifics but assuming all the 700's - ASA, Skywest & Comair - will be retrofitted.


User currently offlineCrjfixer From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2368 times:

so far 9e has 38 -200's painted

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