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N935AT First DL 717 At MIA  
User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4579 posts, RR: 7
Posted (1 year 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 10284 times:

Just saw my first DL 717. It just flew past my window here in Miami on it's way to land at MIA. Apparently this is some kind of test flight that left MIA at noon and returned one hour later. Nice looking plane in real life!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N935AT

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User currently offlinesrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 9741 times:

We'll probably be seeing a lot of DL 717s at MIA since that's where the company FL uses for 717 heavy maintenance is based at and will be playing a role in the process of getting the FL planes ready for their transfer to DL. Any word if DL will continue to use FL's contractor for 717 heavy maintenance or will they do it in-house?

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7522 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 9505 times:

Quoting N62NA (Thread starter):
Just saw my first DL 717. It just flew past my window here in Miami on it's way to land at MIA. Apparently this is some kind of test flight that left MIA at noon and returned one hour later. Nice looking plane in real life!

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/N935AT

On a side note,when they flew for FL ,you could never track them by reg . I tried , hoping to get the specail color ones here .



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User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (1 year 2 months 1 day ago) and read 8676 times:

It would be neat if DL would paint a 717 in the Skyteam livery, also like to see a CR9, CR7, 744, and E175.


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User currently offlinebigbird From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (1 year 2 months 22 hours ago) and read 8388 times:
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What is the proposed delivery date now?


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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2603 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (1 year 2 months 16 hours ago) and read 7988 times:

Quoting bigbird (Reply 4):
What is the proposed delivery date now?

I think it is Monday. The plane will not go into service right away. Once DL takes possession there is more that needs to be done. That work will be done in either MIA or VQQ. I think it is mostly inspections by DL reps.


User currently offlineawacsooner From United States of America, joined Jan 2008, 1950 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (1 year 2 months 15 hours ago) and read 7949 times:

Somehow, the 717 in the DL livery just looks right...unlike the AA 319

User currently offlineDTWPurserBoy From United States of America, joined Feb 2010, 1729 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (1 year 2 months 14 hours ago) and read 7642 times:

Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 5):
I think it is Monday. The plane will not go into service right away. Once DL takes possession there is more that needs to be done. That work will be done in either MIA or VQQ. I think it is mostly inspections by DL reps.

The first couple of frames will be looked over by maintenance control, flight operations and inflight services prior to entry into service. I expect you will see them by the DL hangars in ATL.

I am looking forward to flying on one. The 717 looks great in the DL colors.



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User currently offlineDC9super80 From Denmark, joined May 2013, 14 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (1 year 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 7325 times:

Yeah it looks awesome  

User currently offlineUnited_fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7522 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (1 year 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 7254 times:

I bet when this 717 was delivered to TW , nobody would have ever expected to see 'Delta' on the side one day  


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User currently offlinerockyracoon From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 981 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (1 year 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 7113 times:

Nice to see the first in-flight pictures uploaded. Looks sharp. I've enjoyed my flights on the 717 in the past.

User currently offlinetrnswrld From United States of America, joined May 1999, 954 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (1 year 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 6956 times:

It looks great in Delta colors, just as it did when it was new flying with TWA . Here is a great picture of the plane already in its future home town 
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Photo © Gregg Stansbery



User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (1 year 2 months 12 hours ago) and read 6810 times:

Quoting bigbird (Reply 4):
What is the proposed delivery date now?

EIS is tentatively scheduled for November. No idea what date though.



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User currently offlineImperialEagle From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 2630 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (1 year 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 6144 times:

Quoting srbmod (Reply 1):
We'll probably be seeing a lot of DL 717s at MIA since that's where the company FL uses for 717 heavy maintenance is based at and will be playing a role in the process of getting the FL planes ready for their transfer to DL.

It's always great to see something different in at MIA especially a company 717. I can remember flying into MIA on company -3's-------barely--------but, I do remember. I remember taxying past the old out-door mx facility on a -7 and laughing at a couple of -46's in there for mx. There was no shortage of -46's at MIA! Glad to hear there will be no shortage of 717's either.



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User currently offlineushermittwoch From Germany, joined Jan 2004, 2967 posts, RR: 16
Reply 14, posted (1 year 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 6014 times:

Quoting awacsooner (Reply 6):
Somehow, the 717 in the DL livery just looks right...unlike the AA 319

I have to totally disagree. At least with the first part of your statement. I think that this might be THE worst 717 livery I have ever seen.



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User currently offlinejetlanta From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 3345 posts, RR: 35
Reply 15, posted (1 year 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 5934 times:

Looks pretty good to me!


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Photo © Maurilio



[Edited 2013-09-27 07:29:56]

User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (1 year 2 months 11 hours ago) and read 5854 times:

Why put the SkyTeam logo on the passenger door? It would seem better to put it to the right of the door that way during boarding in the jetway passengers could see it. Just my thought.


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User currently offlinetimf From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 971 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (1 year 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 5500 times:
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Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 16):
Why put the SkyTeam logo on the passenger door? It would seem better to put it to the right of the door that way during boarding in the jetway passengers could see it. Just my thought.

This is the same way all the MD-88s and MD-90s are done. I don't think they want it crowding the Delta logo.


User currently offlineAV8AJET From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1358 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (1 year 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 5371 times:

Quoting timf (Reply 17):

This is the same way all the MD-88s and MD-90s are done. I don't think they want it crowding the Delta logo.

True although even on the CRJ's they put the SkyTeam logo to the left of the passenger door, and WiFi on the right side of the door.



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User currently offlineN62NA From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4579 posts, RR: 7
Reply 19, posted (1 year 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 4780 times:

Quoting jetlanta (Reply 15):
Looks pretty good to me!

What a coincidence. That picture was taken just 2 or 3 minutes after I spotted the plane flying past my apartment and starting this topic!  


User currently offlinebigbird From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (1 year 2 months 7 hours ago) and read 4660 times:
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Since they were supposed to be originally in service on 19/9 will they have 6 or 7 in the fleet by 01/11?


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User currently offlineMesaFlyGuy From United States of America, joined Dec 2012, 3289 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (1 year 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 4545 times:
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Quoting ushermittwoch (Reply 14):
I have to totally disagree. At least with the first part of your statement. I think that this might be THE worst 717 livery I have ever seen.

Really? I guess it's all about taste. I think it looks smart. The 717 will surely be an asset to DL's fleet.



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User currently offlineDalmd88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2603 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (1 year 2 months 6 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 7):

The first couple of frames will be looked over by maintenance control, flight operations and inflight services prior to entry into service. I expect you will see them by the DL hangars in ATL

Every airframe will be indoc in either MIA or VQQ. They spend like a week at either vendor and then go into service. The 739 will be going through indoc in ATL at the same time so I think that is why we are using a vendor. The first two should be ready by the tenth of Oct.


User currently offlineFlyASAGuy2005 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 7004 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (1 year 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 4138 times:

Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 22):

The latest written statements I saw internally was mentioning November. Maybe I was looking at something about the 739..



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User currently offlineSELMER40 From United States of America, joined Jan 2013, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (1 year 2 months ago) and read 4092 times:

Quoting FlyASAGuy2005 (Reply 23):
...was mentioning November.

Please see--- Delta 717 EIS Delay- How Long And Why?

Delta 717 EIS Delay- How Long And Why?

[Edited 2013-09-28 08:21:50 by SA7700]


Teaching this old dog a new trick
25 comairguycvg : Looks sharp. Any reason why the back half of the engines have to be grey? Didn't seem to really stick out as much on AirTran planes, maybe because the
26 audidudi : Yes that's interesting, as the engines weren't fully painted on the TWA aircraft either? Does anyone know why?
27 Post contains images RyanairGuru : I can only assume that the engine exhaust has to bare for some reason, I'm not sure why though. IMHO it looks worse on HA and QF as their tail liveri
28 DTWPurserBoy : The 717 is such a natural fit for DL--what an opportunity to lease a whole fleet in one transaction. They will be around for a long time. I always en
29 hoMsar : Seeing that picture (and, more specifically, the description) had me thinking. These could wind up being the last planes flying with a TWA customer c
30 srbmod : Delta does have some 757-231s, as some of the ex-TWA 752s they acquired were ordered by them and others were ordered by ILFC. But you're probably rig
31 hoMsar : Interesting. For some reason I was thinking their non-ILFC 757s were older. In that case, if any of those wind up going through freighter conversion,
32 srbmod : One of them ended up being converted into a freighter for FX (After TWA/AA, it went to Transmeridian, then to Ethiopian before being converted to a f
33 DTWPurserBoy : The former NW 752's in the 5500 series are slowly being retired as are many of the early DL 752's. There is a great new book that I highly recommend
34 srbmod : I'm aware of that. What I was saying is that the ex-TWA 752s could end up spending another 15-20 years with the airline based on how old of their 752
35 DTWPurserBoy : Sorry--got a tad off thread there. Of course, you are correct. The former TW 757's have many years and cycles ahead of them. Unless DL decided to do
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