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DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Sat Jun 07, 2003 1:53 am

I've seen this bird photographed, and I have a few questions. Looking at the last two numbers on the type, it looks like a Continental ship. Did CO order -300s that were never delivered? Additionally, why is the registration in the 300s (394) while all other DL 767s have registrations starting with "1"? Thanks for your help.
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RE: DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Sat Jun 07, 2003 2:59 am

Yes. Continental ordered 767-300ERs and did not take delivery of them.

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RE: DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:03 am

Yes, CO originally had some orders for 767-300(ER)s but never took them. I know at least one was built and had the CO colors on the rudder only. DL aquired the a/c from Asiana and it actually arrived ATL in full Asiana colors. As for 394.........194 is taken and who knows???? Kinda like the 764ERs having MH at the end?!?!?!?!?!
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RE: DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:43 am

Did CO order -300s that were never delivered?

Well... never delivered to CO.

Those ships can currently be found flying for Delta, Vietnam, North American, etc
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RE: DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Sat Jun 07, 2003 5:26 am

DL's "N numbers" don't always follow a pattern, as you can tell from this example. However the "tail number" usually does follow the pattern. In this case, the aircraft is Delta ship 1521. The first digit is a "one", indicating a 767. To take it a step further, with a four digit tail number in DL's 767 fleet, the second digit, "5", indicates an aircraft purchased/leased from someone besides Boeing. The other examples being 1501-1506, which are ex Gulf Air.
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RE: DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Sat Jun 07, 2003 9:31 am

Ship 1521 still had Continental gallleys and galley equipment installed when delivered to DL (since removed). It still has CO's trademark lavender-colored PSU's to this day.
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RE: DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:00 pm

Just need to add, the-324 tells you that it was built for CO. Boeing jets are simple that way.
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RE: DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Sat Jun 07, 2003 11:53 pm

Think there were 5 or 6 767-324s built for CO but they never took delivery of a single one. Vietnam Airlines has a few and also North American and the Delta one. Delta got theirs from Asiana, I think.

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RE: DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Wed Jun 11, 2003 6:35 pm

I know Ansett took one, it was used to pick up the Olympic Flame from Athens in 2000, it flew with a full CO Economy INterior, but Business was changed.
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RE: DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Wed Jun 11, 2003 8:35 pm

The Ansett -324 is now N767NA with North American Airlines.
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RE: DL 767-324ER (N394DL)

Wed Jun 11, 2003 10:01 pm

Why didn't CO take delivery of them?

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