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by 777Mech
Sun Jul 22, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

The word I’m hearing is that if network could get a big unexpected batch of C Series jets soon, the 717s would be gone tomorrow. Best bet is the 717s last another 5-7 years before they start getting parked and replaced. Not a chance. DL spent millions to start the 715 line and it's just getting fir...

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by 777Mech
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

Sad. All 153 gone by end of 2020? On a side note, is their any DL interest in acquiring the Volotea 717 fleet? Or are those days also over, unless they’re for parts? I believe only the MD-88s will be gone by the end 2020, the MD-90s will all be gone by 2022-2023. I saw some rumors that DL was inter...

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by 777Mech
Fri Jul 20, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?
Replies: 39
Views: 8214

Re: Why did KL602 return to LAX yesterday?

Boof02671 wrote:
And you also forget DL just can’t pull a plane and crew into action quickly.


They can and they have before. Numerous times VS has set a bird down in Goose Bay/St. John's etc and DL has ferried an aircraft there to continue the flight.

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by 777Mech
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44590

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

Upgauging for current 717 and 319 routes? Delta has been pretty conservative in fleet buys. I can't imagine them exercising options before they have some good hours on the A220s. I see the -300 as a 717 replacement. The 717 are all leased. I would bet once the MD88 fleet is gone, and if there is no...

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by 777Mech
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46191

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

I have not looked through 9 pages of this thread, but this is an amazing amount of speculation for what literally amounts to an empty promise to serve Mumbai from some unknown point at some unknown time. It is completely open ended, mainly because they have not actually developed any sort of real p...

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by 777Mech
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread
Replies: 46
Views: 6140

Re: Delta Q2 2018 earnings thread

From the earnings call, Ed Bastian made the following comment: The first half of the year, there were 58 days without a single cancellation across the entire Delta system, an improvement of 23 days versus the same period last year. This is continuing in July. Also Delta connection is currently on a...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46191

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

The flight will be on a 77L. That's a given. The 350 will take a payload hit out of BOM to JFK or ATL.

Oh, and DL is closing the DTW 777 pilot base, so you can go ahead and eliminate DTW. Lol

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by 777Mech
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?
Replies: 55
Views: 6681

Re: What's The Next Non-hub Delta 767 Route?

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
PSU.DTW.SCE wrote:
When are the first A339s coming on property again?

H2-2020


On the pilot memo about the AE, it was said the first 33N would be arriving next year.

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by 777Mech
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year
Replies: 195
Views: 44590

Re: Delta CSeries deliveries to begin this year

With the data points about NYC and then SLC as pilot bases, and 1200 nm average stage length, we start to get a picture of the initial CS1 operation. Once Salt Lake opens, I bet you will see LGA and JFK bridge through Texas to Salt Lake, and then with some turn-backs from Salt Lake to medium size m...

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by 777Mech
Sat Jun 30, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83439

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

My point is just that. We (F/A’s) are being told they are ALL being converted to 76Z config. I just didn’t remember the time line for completion. Thanks Figures they told you guys wrong. There's only 2 .ore tails left for us to complete. Network didn't want to spend the extra money buying more seat...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner
Replies: 77
Views: 16822

Re: Delta CEO says don’t overbuild “797”; skeptical on hypersonic airliner

I think he is talking out his arse. Boeing isn't exactly sitting around waiting for DL and the 787 is a prime example. They have only sold what 500 and have another 700 on order and DL isn't one of them. He can talk all he wants, but until he puts up some green cash, its all talk. Besides, if I rec...

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by 777Mech
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83439

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

hkcanadaexpat wrote:
Noteworthy Aircraft Activity 6/24

333: ATL-EZE flight cancelled - tech (N831NW)


This cancellation was due to some sort of labor issue going on in EZE.

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by 777Mech
Tue Jun 26, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

N685DA went to VQQ yesterday. Is it for maintenance or retirement? DL does send some B757s to VQQ for mx. It certainly would not be a retirement home for any aircraft AFAIK. Surprised if they kept this thing - the recent oil price gouging is killing Delta. DL gets fuel a nickel per gallon cheaper t...

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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 201870

N702DN has ferried from SYD>SIN. Could this be the second to go into mods, or has it just gone there for mx, after its latest breakdown at SYD? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N702DN It wasnt necessarily a breakdown, it had multiple severe lightning strikes on approach into SYD, so it's going t...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

[threeid] mik[/threeid] I’ve heard someone mention September. Is that true? I show that there will be 2. N706DN in early September and N864DA later on in the month. 40-60 days a piece in SIN. So, that means that N706DN will be done anywhere between mid-October and early-November, and N864DA will be ...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I show that there will be 2. N706DN in early September and N864DA later on in the month. 40-60 days a piece in SIN. so, correct me if I'm wrong, but once the first refurbished 777 is cleared by ??? (I forget who does that) do the remaining 777's that come out of mods fly revenue flights from SIN ba...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

NateGreat wrote:
hkcanadaexpat wrote:
jumbojet wrote:
now that N863DA is back from mods, which 777 goes in next?

N704DK

I’ve heard someone mention September. Is that true?


I show that there will be 2. N706DN in early September and N864DA later on in the month. 40-60 days a piece in SIN.

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by 777Mech
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors
Replies: 71
Views: 12000

Re: Delta orders 20 CRJ900 with new interiors

Delta needs more RJ's for focus city expansions, as adds at CVG/RDU/AUS/IND/BOS (and apparently now BNA) have been on hold until the CSeries arrive to displace larger RJ's. While most of these will probably be used to replace some of the older RJ's, the quick timing should allow them to bridge the ...

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by 777Mech
Tue Jun 19, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14537

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Why do they need the flag stop? Is it because with the delay that they just can't get this airplane a gate at LAX for customs clearance given how busy the Bradley terminal is in the late evening? The stop was originally for a crew change, and it was decided to have pax clear customs in MSP. Also wi...

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by 777Mech
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14537

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

Looks like the celebratory AMS-LAX departed 4 hours late and is diverting to MSP. Flagstop for customs clearance. Why do they need the flag stop? Is it because with the delay that they just can't get this airplane a gate at LAX for customs clearance given how busy the Bradley terminal is in the lat...

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by 777Mech
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L on June 16th
Replies: 62
Views: 14537

Re: DL launches LAX-Europe on B77L today

IPFreely wrote:
Iemand91 wrote:
Amsterdam today:


Looks like the celebratory AMS-LAX departed 4 hours late and is diverting to MSP.


Flagstop for customs clearance.

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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL

The reason for 27R instead of 27L is because 27L is the longest runway. 11,000ft and some change versus the 9,000ft 27L.

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by 777Mech
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL151 ATL-LIM returning to ATL
Replies: 9
Views: 1945

Re: DL 151 ATL-LIM Strange Diversion

DL 151 ATL-LIM returned to ATL after reaching northern FL. The altitude graph is strange in that there was a rapid descent and a prolonged time spent at lower altitudes. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL151/history/20180614/2200Z/KATL/SPJC I have no info, but the rapid descent raises the poss...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

I’ve been in several ex-NW 757 that had the previous generation AVOD system, so not only did DL not replace it in 73G and 738 that had it, it recycled it from 757 (and maybe 763) that were retired from active service. Ironically, a few of the planes that has the recycled previous generation system ...

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by 777Mech
Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

[photoid][/photoid] https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.businessinsider.com/delta-stock-price-higher-oil-prices-affecting-bottom-line-2018-6 Goodbye 752's. At this point I'm fairly sure you are Keesj's troll account 757s aren't going anywhere ahead of schedule. There's about 70 -88s on the retirement l...

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by 777Mech
Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83439

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Is there any issue other than bad luck with the A330-300 cancels this week? Ship 809 on the 23rd AMS-DTW Ship 825 on the 24th FCO-JFK Ship 804 on the 25th MSP-AMS Ship 801 on the 26th DTW-AMS Ship 815 on the 27th MSP-AMS I was curious about whether there are fewer spares and less slack in the fleet...

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by 777Mech
Wed May 30, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airframe that's been with the most airlines?
Replies: 6
Views: 1737

Airframe that's been with the most airlines?

I'm looking to see what airframe has been with the most airlines in its life.

For instance, N1511A for Amazon is an ex-Eurolantic frame, and through leases and purchases has been with 15 different airlines.

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by 777Mech
Tue May 29, 2018 6:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46191

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

... Atlanta is in the coastal state of Georgia which makes it such that it could be defined as an East Coast hub. You might want to check with your middle school social studies teacher before you make such bold claim. First settlers of Mars will be closer to water than Metro Atlanta population. Com...

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by 777Mech
Tue May 29, 2018 6:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46191

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

dtw2hyd wrote:
ATL is neither in the east nor at a coast.


What in the world? Have you ever seen a map of the US? What quantifies as easy in your world????

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by 777Mech
Tue May 29, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83439

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

N806NW ship 3306 should be returning to service today as DL105 after the engine fire April 18th.

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by 777Mech
Sun May 27, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83439

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Aww the famous FDA inspection. I remember those being such a PITA we had planes delayed entry into service by 48 hours because of the FDA. Hopefully the folks in MSP can get it done. Funny you say that as I know DL has purposefully ferried aircraft due for an FDA inspection to any city not named At...

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by 777Mech
Sun May 27, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83439

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Does anyone have any interior photos of 777-200ER N863DA? Airlineroute posted on Twitter a photo of Delta Sky Magazine’s most recent fleet highlight, which was centered around the 777 retrofit. There was a small photo from the cabin, but I wanna see some larger photos, which could give a small “ to...

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by 777Mech
Sun May 27, 2018 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83439

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Does anyone have any interior photos of 777-200ER N863DA? Airlineroute posted on Twitter a photo of Delta Sky Magazine’s most recent fleet highlight, which was centered around the 777 retrofit. There was a small photo from the cabin, but I wanna see some larger photos, which could give a small “ to...

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by 777Mech
Sat May 26, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

A couple of things, why are there still a few 757's without Winglets, yet it states "mod complete"? is there any reason they would mod but not add winglets, I've been on a few 757s recently and wondered if my bird was destined for the desert. Second, If I am reading correctly, thank god, ...

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by 777Mech
Fri May 25, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 67
Views: 19929

Re: Airbus A330 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

The first 33N for DL has been tentatively identified as MSN 1915. For that MSN, how far until parts start arriving for final assembly?

It'll be registered as N401DX.

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by 777Mech
Fri May 25, 2018 1:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46191

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Once the dates are firmed up for the 2 A350s coming online in 2019, they'll have a start date. My guess is the flight will inaugurate around this time next year. The flight will be JFK-BOM, per this article. https://www.cntraveler.com/story/delta-is-finally-returning-to-india Hopefully, we will see ...

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by 777Mech
Thu May 24, 2018 3:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 455
Views: 46191

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

klakzky123 wrote:
Presumably JFK and maybe ATL? Agree on DL needing to stop talking about the ME3.


In the celebration at the museum, Ed stated it would be from one of the east coast hubs. I'm assuming it would be JFK or ATL. Much to the dismay of the DTW crowd.

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by 777Mech
Tue May 22, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83439

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

[list=][/list] Is 502DN the same with the major hydraulic issue a few weeks ago? Will this be the fabled gremlin plane of the A359 series? Getting stuck in PVG....ugh poor passengers. Yes it is the same one! Perhaps she'll be another Hanger Queen! And alas, it was another hydraulic issue that cancel...

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by 777Mech
Mon May 21, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N169DZ
76Z mods are complete.

Actually N16065 remains as far as i know.


There will be more to come, though the exact number I don't have off the top of my head. The mod line will start back up after the summer schedule.
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hkcanadaexpat wrote:
n515cr wrote:
1601 is back in service as a 76Z. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N169DZ
76Z mods are complete.

Actually N16065 remains as far as i know.


There will be more to come, though the exact number I don't have off the top of my head. The mod line will start back up after the summer schedule.

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by 777Mech
Wed May 16, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?
Replies: 32
Views: 4406

Re: Will DL or SY order Boeing 737 MAX aircraft?

As soon as CFM/GE is willing to make a MRO deal with TechOps, Delta will order the 73M. If they continue to be stubborn and insist that they do the work (and Pratt is willing hand over the revenue from the GTF) I'd expect more 320N orders ^^This. You won't see a MAX aircraft in the DL livery until ...

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by 777Mech
Wed May 16, 2018 4:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018
Replies: 577
Views: 83439

Re: Delta Widebody Thread - 2018

Looks like N863DA is going on a test hop today; https://www.flightradar24.com/DAL9985/115ea13b He’s still flying, and has been for almost two and a half hours. They also accomplished an avionics upgrade, so I'm assuming that's what the extended test hop is for. It should be ferrying back to MSP on ...

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by 777Mech
Wed May 16, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22276

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Put me in the camp that thinks this is just a PR exercise, since on paper nothing has changed regarding the viability of US-Middle East/South Asia flights. But any expansion will still be good to see. Let's face it Delta is really not as successful as people think in Asia they are a distant 3rd as ...

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by 777Mech
Tue May 15, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3
Replies: 194
Views: 22276

Re: DL to add new routes after agreement with ME3

Although I don't think India is in the cards, but if they do, why wouldn't they restart AMS-BOM?

I just think India is too low yielding considering stage length and the amount of frames required. There are bigger fish to fry with the JV heating up with KE.

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by 777Mech
Mon May 14, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?
Replies: 67
Views: 23717

Re: Delta 767-300 Last Flight Date?

To answer OP's question, the last flight will be September 30th, when the schedule cuts over on October 1st.

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by 777Mech
Mon May 07, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

After a long time being parked with engines off, 9208 has finally returned to service. Do we know if N902DA (9202) is ever coming back? It's been stored since 6/25/2017. It's still parked at BYH with the engines off, so if it was going to be scrapped it would have been done already. I'd say as long...

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by 777Mech
Mon May 07, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates
Replies: 341
Views: 29339

Re: Dallas says it has a plan to resolve Southwest-Delta fight for Love Field gates

No realistic solution should ever include as a potential outcome the possibility that the gate in question could be returned to WN, period. WN should never be allowed to grow at DAL beyond their current gate footprint. Absolutely, and well said! And Delta should never be allowed a single new gate b...

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by 777Mech
Sun May 06, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018
Replies: 442
Views: 61294

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2018

After a long time being parked with engines off, 9208 has finally returned to service.

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by 777Mech
Sun May 06, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO
Replies: 74
Views: 10297

Re: OAG Changes 5/6/2018:DL Drops CVG-XNA; 3M Drops MCO-FPO

So Delta gives up the Proctor and Gamble/Walmart route (xna/cvg) I think the relationship between the two was over 10 billion last year. So that's MEM and XNA cut from CVG. I have heard that P&G (and some other Cincinnati companies) are very annoyed with Delta at the moment. This is centered ar...

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by 777Mech
Wed May 02, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373449

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

audidudi wrote:
777Mech wrote:
DL's next and 11th A350 delivery, MSN 204, is scheduled for 24May18.

It will actually be the 10th A350 delivery to DL, N510DN!


Brain fart! Thank you!

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by 777Mech
Tue May 01, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018
Replies: 1068
Views: 373449

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread 2018

DL's next and 11th A350 delivery, MSN 204, is scheduled for 24May18.

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