cv880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 2 Posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2188 times:
It appears that the DL 744 interior modifications have been completed as N673US(#16) should re-enter service SIN-NRT on Nov13. On Nov12 a previously completed aircraft N662US, should re-enter service on the same route. These two aircraft are to be replaced by a 763-ER showing NRT-SIN on Nov11 and another 744(previous mod) on Nov12. Looks to be some unfinished or new work on 3 of the 744's being done as this is the 3rd aircraft to return to QPG(WSAP).
It's interesting to see the 763 on a one way trip into SIN--perhaps some of the modifications will be done there as well as HAECO?
audidudi From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 895 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2189 times:
Another DL B763ER, ship #1607 (N1607B) has been in QPG since 10/20 and this is also a previously modded aircraft done by HAECO in 2011. I wonder why it has been there for the last three weeks; installation of International WiFi perhaps?
cv880 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1235 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2191 times:
Quoting audidudi (Reply 1): I wonder why it has been there for the last three weeks; installation of International WiFi perhaps?
I read that it was about a two week process, but perhaps that's the answer as well as for the 744 returns to SIN. It would have seemed like that once the decision was made for wifi that the aircraft currently in modifications would be receiving that installation as well, just to cut down on the out-of-service time.
n126dl From United States of America, joined May 2010, 178 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2187 times:
I was recently on N1201P on a repositioning flight PDX-ATL after it had flown NRT-PDX. Flightaware showed this bird was in NRT from 17 Sep to 01 Nov. That's a long time. Doesn't seem like wifi. The interior was very sparkly and shiny new...with the lie flat seats...was it that mod, perhaps? Or a c-check?
Most of the B763ERs that go to HAECO for mods in HKG, have their last scheduled flights to NRT. As you correctly suggested, this aircraft had the latest mods done from 09/18 until 11/01 when it re-entered service as DL #918 from NRT-PDX. What we don't know is where the International WiFi is being installed; perhaps in QPG?