DLdiamondboy From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 88 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 4643 times:
Flew from ATL-PHX today. As we taxied past the TOC I noticed an all white 767-300 with Ryan on the side. The interesting part was that the ship was sporting a TW reg. Anyone know anything about this ship and why it is at the TOC?
It is interesting that when Ryan International acquired the a/c they reused the old TW registration. They've got a few ex-DL 763s that still have their DL registrations as well as slightly modified versions of their DL liveries.
N901WA From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 530 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 4249 times:
It was in ATL for a check. Not sure what check, but when I was there 2 weeks ago it was in the hanger with a Hawaiian 767 being repainted and a LAN Cargo 767 going thru a check, and a EG&G 737-500. Along with some of the regular stuff.
FlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7442 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (5 years 3 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3029 times:
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 10): You should have limited that comment to aircraft acquired from US carriers. They certainly changed the registrations on their many DC-9s and DC-10-30s acquired from foreign carriers.
They didn't have a choice, really
DL historically does not change N registrations either. The 6 door 763ERs now sport DL registrations...because they needed an N number at some point.
Just a small correction, should be a 737-600, as in, a newer and fatter 735 .
Quoting dispatchguy (Reply 12): Quoting SLCguy (Reply 9):
Sounds like Delta TOC is a popular place to have contract B763 work done!
That is probably the most profitable part of Delta - but they do good work there
As evidenced by all the contracts Delta has signed in recent years, like winglet installations for LAN, engine maintenance for Alaska, Sun Country, China Eastern, RAM and about a dozen others, plus a "Full Treatment" for Hawaiian's 767s and A330s, though I believe the latter will be performed at MSP(?).