Sushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 13 Posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 5117 times:
Three days ag I as in goodyear Arizona and I natrulay went to see the airliner graveyard. But for some reason a Delta 767-300 was parked there. It had plastic coverings on the engines. It didnt look as if it were going anyplace soon. Is Delta already retiring their 763s? There were also a bunch of Delta 732s and 733s.
Some 732s in the new Delta Express Titles.
Blink182 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 5499 posts, RR: 14
Reply 2, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5048 times:
The Delta 767 was probably there for temporary storage. A lot of airlines are temporarily storing jets due to the US economic downturn. I think it is a fair bet that the airplane will be back in service in less than a few months.
As for the 732s and 733s, I really couldn't answer. It is my thought that the 732s are probably gone for good.
Give me a break, I created this username when I was a kid...
Exusair From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 684 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 1 month 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5029 times:
There are 2 options for the plane being there. It's either there for painting, as all of the widebodies are subbed out for paint, or it is in temporary storage awaiting a heavy maintenance check before favorable market conditions enable it to return to service.