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DL Maintenance Changes At MEM  
User currently offlinen7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1749 posts, RR: 12
Posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 3279 times:

From a few pilots with DL, the MEM line maintenance station has closed up and the parts and work has been moved down to ATL. Maintenance going forward, with the exception of the AMS flight, is only on call with a contractor. Swissport had been providing the line maintenance in MEM since the day NW kicked AMFA off property (or AMFA kicked themselves off property) and apparently Swissport no longer does any work.

DL indicated with no hanger in MEM and infrastructure, it was cheaper and more effective to move the parts and work to ATL. Most of the line work in MEM was for the DC-9 so this would indicate ATL will see enough DC-9's going forward to have the maintenance done there.

Having flowing through MEM many, many times I know NW used to keep a spare DC-9-30/40 out on the tarmac to start every day (usually along with a Compass EMB-175). But from here on out, it sounds like if a DC-9/A320 goes maintenance in MEM it may not be such a quick fix any more.

One more thing...and seeking an answer no one has come up with yet...why is DL doing wi-fi installs on ex-NW aircraft in Tampa?

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User currently offlineFlyDreamliner From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2759 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 3021 times:

Quoting n7371f (Thread starter):

One more thing...and seeking an answer no one has come up with yet...why is DL doing wi-fi installs on ex-NW aircraft in Tampa?

Just like painting being done all over creation - or sending 767s to HAECO, it goes out to the lowest bidder. DL analyzes where it is most cost effective in doing mx in-house and sourcing out. My guess is also that since they are trying to do this on a tight timeline, ATL is likely busy on other projects.

Perhaps someone inside can shine some authoritative knowledge on this?



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User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 2922 times:

I would lean towards timelines. I can only guess that ATL is already busy with the wifi installs of so many other a/c and they need to meet a deadline for fleet completion. From what i've read, its an overnight? thing for the actual work once the system is in place; they did the work on the fleet pretty fast.


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User currently offlineDavescj From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 2307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

My guess: timelimes and cost.

Also, ATL has a massive infrastructure to do mx. And as DL re-aligns where planes are going, I'm sure that's what is driving a great deal of where mx work will be done.

Dave



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User currently offlineDLDTW1962 From United States of America, joined May 2009, 393 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 2493 times:

Does DL do mx in DTW? They have the big hangers that NW build not to long ago. IF so, what aircrafts will the be
working on in DTW?

Chuck


User currently offlinen7371f From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1749 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (4 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 2367 times:

Quoting DLDTW1962 (Reply 4):
Does DL do mx in DTW? They have the big hangers that NW build not to long ago. IF so, what aircrafts will the be
working on in DTW?

Yes. All sorts of line maintenance and also routine checks on the 747-400 and A330 fleet (usually there's one of each type overnighting in DTW). No heavy maintenance, yet, as that was inherited from NW.


User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2602 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (4 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting n7371f (Thread starter):
One more thing...and seeking an answer no one has come up with yet...why is DL doing wi-fi installs on ex-NW aircraft in Tampa?

I think the company that owns gogo is doing the wifi installs on the entire fleet. I recall hearing that. I know GTE did most of the work on the inflight phone system which is been replaced by gogo. Panasonic also used to do all the work on the entertainment system.


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