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DL 744 Mods- 7th Completed  
User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1137 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 8837 times:

N665US, the seventh completed modification is back in service. Flightaware shows DL9952 out of Paya Lebar on 7Jun, enroute to NRT.

N668US and N674US are in mods as of 05/22 and should be due out around the 1st wk of July, providing no other work to be done. At that time 9 of 16 will be complete. I see no other going in to replace the aircraft leaving mods at present, maybe due to summer sked needs.

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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7970 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8555 times:

Do all of these mods have the upgraded IFE system? Sorry if I missed this previously.


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User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 8539 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 1):
Do all of these mods have the upgraded IFE system? Sorry if I missed this previously.

Yes, they all have the updated IFE.



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User currently offlinejr From United States of America, joined May 1999, 970 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8418 times:

Nice! Looks like the long haul fleet is finally coming around with the new product. I hope I can fly the 744 someday soon.

I know this is a side/ongoing topic, but when will the 767s be done? What percent of the 767 fleet is now done?



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User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1137 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 8378 times:

Quoting jr (Reply 3):
I know this is a side/ongoing topic, but when will the 767s be done? What percent of the 767 fleet is now done?

I think that 8 have been done--flying on the Atlantic routes for the summer. Progress seems to very slow.


User currently offlinePIEAvantiP180 From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 558 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7855 times:

Quoting CV880 (Reply 4):

DL has set a very strict capex and right now the priority and most of the mod money is going towards the 747 to finish them up as soon as possible. When the 747 fleet is done look for the 767mod work to increase significantly. 747 should be done by the end of the summer, at that time the seasonal cuts will come in on tatl and that will give the 767 fleet plenty of slack to have multiple planes out for mods while keeping up with the winter schedule. Someone can correct me if i'm wrong but I believe DL wants to be done with all the mod work in middle of next year so that they can put the allocated capex money towards the 739er deliveries that start at the end of next year.


User currently offlinequestions From Australia, joined Sep 2011, 857 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 7717 times:

What's the plan to upgrade the A330s? What will be done? Which seats in BE? Timing?

User currently offlinePSU.DTW.SCE From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 7771 posts, RR: 27
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 7592 times:

Quoting PIEAvantiP180 (Reply 5):
Someone can correct me if i'm wrong but I believe DL wants to be done with all the mod work in middle of next year so that they can put the allocated capex money towards the 739er deliveries that start at the end of next year.

That is correct. DL is being very conservative with where they invest in the business. The plan was 2011-mid 2013 to complete widebody mods, then mid-2013-2016 is focused on the narrowbody fleet renewal.

The plan was to get the 744s done by Q3 2012. Then 767 mods kick into high-gear over Winter 2012-13 when the fleet utilization is lighter. The bulk of 767 mods will supposedly be done by Summer 2013.


User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7207 times:

Quoting questions (Reply 6):
What's the plan to upgrade the A330s? What will be done? Which seats in BE? Timing?

The A330 mods should begin next year. BusinessElite seats will be the Weber Cirrus, while Y seats will be the B/E Aerospace Pinnacle.



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User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 7140 times:

Where else will they fly the 744s once the mods are complete? They have been quite lightly utilized of late with 1 aircraft having been stored and 1 or 2 as I understand have been used for charters.

User currently offlinepwdalmech From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 18 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 3809 times:

Where are these 744 cabin mods being done, same company doing the 767 ?


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User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 971 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3627 times:
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The 767 mods are being done in HKG, while the 744 mods are being done at QPG.

User currently offline1337Delta764 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6649 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3526 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 11):
The 767 mods are being done in HKG, while the 744 mods are being done at QPG.

Keep in mind that the 767 mods are more extensive, since the bins and ceiling panels are being replaced.



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User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7970 posts, RR: 19
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3303 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 11):
while the 744 mods are being done at QPG.

Where is QPG in comparison to SIN?



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User currently offlinejetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2845 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 3255 times:
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They seem to be doing the mods pretty quick now. It has only been what, two months since the first entered service? Good to hear though. The guys I work with avoided the 74's like the plague because of the lack of IFE and poor seats in coach.
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User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 971 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 2823 times:
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Quoting PHX787 (Reply 13):

Where is QPG in comparison to SIN?

QPG is about 5 miles west of SIN.


User currently offlinePHX787 From Japan, joined Mar 2012, 7970 posts, RR: 19
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2641 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 15):
QPG is about 5 miles west of SIN.

Not to hijack this thread, but what's the area called to the immediate east of Changi called and used for? I looked on an aerial photo and it looks like there isn't any connection to SIN



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User currently offlineAcey559 From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 1545 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2601 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):

My first thought was military base, but with QPG so close would there really be a need for another in such close proximity?


User currently offlineCV880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1137 posts, RR: 2
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 2547 times:

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):
Quoting timf (Reply 15):
QPG is about 5 miles west of SIN.

Not to hijack this thread, but what's the area called to the immediate east of Changi called and used for? I looked on an aerial photo and it looks like there isn't any connection to SIN

I believe that QPG is west of Changi. It used to be the civilian airport before Changi was built, and serves as the home of the Singapore AF as well as ST Aerospace where the mods take place. AF One/US Military uses Paya Lebar, rather than Changi.


User currently offlinerogercamel From Singapore, joined Feb 2012, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 2369 times:

Quoting CV880 (Reply 18):
I believe that QPG is west of Changi. It used to be the civilian airport before Changi was built, and serves as the home of the Singapore AF as well as ST Aerospace where the mods take place. AF One/US Military uses Paya Lebar, rather than Changi.

Yes- QPG is west of SIN - it's actually pretty central in Singapore. It is now military, and there are plenty of training flights that I can see from my office.

Quoting PHX787 (Reply 16):
Not to hijack this thread, but what's the area called to the immediate east of Changi called and used for? I looked on an aerial photo and it looks like there isn't any connection to SIN

This is Changi Air Force Base.


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