Beechbarron From United States of America, joined May 2000, 134 posts, RR: 0 Posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
Hey guys, in response to heavymetal's "dirty jetliners" post, when IS Delta going to paint the rattiest of old old livery airplanes??? They do look crappy. Better yet, why hasen't Delta painted all of their planes in the new NEW livery yet? I don't understand why management wants to keep all three liveries around. It makes absolutely no sense. Anybody know???
DALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2680 posts, RR: 14
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1014 times:
DL doesn't paint aircraft at heavy check.
Right now we have one paint line in ATL. We have three hanger bays that can be used for paint but two are being used for other maintenance. It takes from 4-7 days to strip/paint depending on type.
This fall two paint lines will be established at PAE. They did many of the ER fleet there last winter. One or two more lines will be done by someone at PHX. This winter a lot of airplanes will finally get painted. We are also retiring quite a few in the fall so even more old paint jobs will disappear