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Delta 757s In SAT  
User currently offlineN93109 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 44 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2929 times:
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Notice a couple of Delta 757's getting checked at San Antonio in the hangars there. Does anyone know who has the contract and whether they are just getting checked? One had winglets and all were painted in the new scheme, so I assume they will remain in operation for a while with Delta. Wonder if they were adding the AirCell/Go-Go product while they were at it.

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User currently offlinenwaesc From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 3385 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2912 times:

NW A/C have been painted fairly regularly in SAT previously. I think it's ST Aerospace??? I'm sure someone on here'll confirm/deny that, though...


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User currently offlineTZTriStar500 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1452 posts, RR: 9
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2888 times:

Yes, its ST Aerospace San Antonio and NWA was a regular heavy maintenance customer of theirs. I believe DL had just started using them as well prior to the NW merger.


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2887 times:

Delta's 757s get HMVs (heavy checks) at SAT. However, I've forgotten who the contract is with.

User currently offlineWESTERN737800 From United States of America, joined Feb 2008, 693 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2857 times:

If I remember correctly the ex TW 757s were getting larger lav tanks installed, I think they were doing them at SAT but I can't remember for sure.


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User currently offlineCatIII From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 3029 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2836 times:

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 3):
Delta's 757s get HMVs (heavy checks) at SAT. However, I've forgotten who the contract is with.

Just wondering, but why wouldn't they do that at the ATL facility?


User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2663 times:

Quoting CatIII (Reply 5):
Just wondering, but why wouldn't they do that at the ATL facility?

Most lighter checks get done at ATL. Checks that only take one night to a few days or maybe a week or two. But almost all heavy checks (which can take a month of more) are done at a site other then ATL and by a contracted maintenance company.

SAT: 757-200s
GDL: MD-88s
DHN: MD-88s, A320s, DC-9s
SIN: A330s
GSO: Acquired MD-90s

That's all I can think of for now. But I know there are more. And I know there are plenty of people here that can add to that list.


User currently offlinetraindoc From United States of America, joined Mar 2008, 352 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2445 times:

Actually, DL 757's have been getting maintanence in SAT for a long time, just as NW has sent planes here as well. The hangers of ST Aerospace are very visible from the freeways. UPS has also done lot's of maintanence and modifications here as well. For a long time we also had a Transaero 777 here. I don't know if it is still here, however.

Monday I travel SAT-IAH-NRT, so I will take a close look at what is parked here.

Traindoc


User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2540 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 6):
SAT: 757-200s
GDL: MD-88s
DHN: MD-88s, A320s, DC-9s
SIN: A330s
GSO: Acquired MD-90s

Correct.
Also the 767 HMV's get done by HACO in Hong Kong.
The 73NG and the 777 are the only fleets that are done completly in house, with all the checks higher than A being done in ATL.


User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1553 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2317 times:

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 8):
The 73NG and the 777 are the only fleets that are done completly in house, with all the checks higher than A being done in ATL.

Is there a reason for this? My point here being is there something "high-tech" that they only trust in-house folks to work on.


User currently offlineN93109 From United States of America, joined May 2008, 44 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2226 times:
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There was no 777 on the grounds this past week in SAT. There were two 727-100s ex FedEx, Delta 757s, ex military 707-320, a corporate 727-100 with winglets and another 727-100 sitting with an engine off from what I recall. For an Washingtonian spoiled by three commercial airports and a military base, I am pleased to find how active the greater San Antonio area is with all the commercial -- including maintenance and refurbishment and military activity. The aircraft on site span over 40 years onsite.

User currently offlinedeltal1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9320 posts, RR: 14
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2198 times:

Quoting CatIII (Reply 5):
Just wondering, but why wouldn't they do that at the ATL facility?

That would be good old outsourcing

Quoting Pilotboi (Reply 6):

767s in HKG, 747s in I believe MNL and SIN and 777s and 737s in ATL(by Delta)



yep.
User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2540 posts, RR: 14
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1899 times:

Quoting LHCVG (Reply 9):
Is there a reason for this? My point here being is there something "high-tech" that they only trust in-house folks to work on.

It mostly has to do with the turn times we require. These two fleets don't have a traditional D check/HMV check. So even the most intensive check is relativly short. I heard no vendor was willing to commit to the quick turns at the price point we desired.


User currently offlinedeltal1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9320 posts, RR: 14
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 1862 times:

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 12):

How come they don't do the rest of the fleet like that?



yep.
User currently offlineLHCVG From United States of America, joined May 2009, 1553 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1763 times:

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 12):
It mostly has to do with the turn times we require. These two fleets don't have a traditional D check/HMV check. So even the most intensive check is relativly short. I heard no vendor was willing to commit to the quick turns at the price point we desired.

That's interesting. So are D checks basically a thing of the past with modern aircraft?


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