goomba
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DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:07 am

Does anyone know why I saw two Delta MD-11's sitting near the maintenance hangers next to 26R this morning when I landed?

Is DL going to bring the MD-11's back for long haul routes?

Please advise.
 
DAL7001
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:09 am

No this is ship 802 at the DL North hanger. This will be parted out soon. I wish this bird and the others would have come back but $$$$
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ATLhomeCMH
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:12 am

Arent DL's MD-11s going to FedEX?

Maybe they were being prepped for that. Thats the only thing I can think of.
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DAL7001
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:13 am

Sorry I did'nt read your post well. Did you see them at the TOC hanger? It may be the ones stored in Canada that are going to FedEx. Maybe the interiors are being removed. I will call down there today to see what up.
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fxra
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:34 am

N802DE is there being repaird aftr it became charred, and possible the other one, is N801 which is going to be leased to World and is perhaps being readied and painted

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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:36 am

I saw one from the end of the international terminal(E) this summer waiting for my flight to Madrid.
Do any of you know what reg. it had?
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:39 am

I was in ATL this weekend and saw the MD-11 too, but I don't think it had any engines...or at least it was missing the #2 engine. But ATL is full of Omni MD-11s.
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:41 am

801 is coming to WO is DL livery. It's on a very short term lease and it's not worth repainting it. Both 803 and 804 were here but they're both in WO livery.

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DAL7001
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 12:44 am

Fxra - your probaby right I forgot about that. We do perform their maintenance. Aside from the Fedex deal we still have 5 leased.
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 1:09 am

Ed - how long will 801 be at the TOC before you begin service with her. Also have you been getting the parts from 802? just wondered. One more thing I see we have been working on one of your at DLN the past week. I think it was to be there for 15days or so.
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goomba
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:04 am

I saw the two DL MD-11's and two Omni MD-11's as well. There was also a World DC-10 and a World MD-11 too. I landed KATL - 26R at about 9:15 AM this morning (KBDL-KATL). I was seated in 37FG and saw these aircraft out of my window (right side of the plane). The DL MD-11's were in front of the DL maintenance hanger and adjacent to the AirTran hanger where I also saw a brand new AirTran 737.

Sounds like these are two that are headed to FedEx.
 
TradewindL1011
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 2:12 am

Out of curiosity, since when did Omni Air International start flying MD-11s?
 
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:32 am

It sure is news to me also that Omni is into MD-11s. I know they have 10's and 757's but the 11's have never been part of their plan?
 
ATLhomeCMH
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:35 am

Omni mainly does military charters from ATL, dont they?
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 4:52 am

I think what was seen at ATL that day were N272WA, N273WA, N275WA, N803DE and N804DE all MD-11's that are operated by World.....and of course N801DE and N802DE that are currently Deltas....I do not think that Omni has acquired MD-11's.
 
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:20 am

Saw one of those at YMX this past weekend. Didn't move just parked out in the middle of the tarmac.

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Clipper002
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:52 am

Vikingair,
Pretty close. 275 left yesterday afternoon for TPE, but 279 arrived this morning at 1144Z. I also can confirm that Omni does not have any MD-11's. They are flying R&R trips from/to KWI as are we. We each operate 1 flight every other day.

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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 5:59 am

DAL7001
We should be getting 801 around the first of next month, but GYR isn't going to start work on it until the 6th. We hope to have it up and on our ops specs by December.

The a/c you guys had was 275. It was doing a 2 engine ferry ANC/ATL several weeks ago and just as it began to roll for takeoff it flipped nose up and hit the tail on the runway. The a/c only travelled 20 feet, but the damage was pretty extensive, especially since this is the 2nd tail strike for this a/c. You guys did a great job of getting it back to us. Boeing wanted an additional week and of course was much more expensive. The original ETR was late on the 31st and here it is already enroute TPE/ANC/LAX with a full load as we speak.

Ed
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 6:30 am

Clipper002,
How long is the short term lease of 801DE? Is it being added to provide additional lift in the absence of N353WL?
 
goomba
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 9:48 pm

Perhaps it was a DC-10 then, but there most assuredly was a Tri-Engine aircraft in Omni livery at KATL yesterday. Keep in mind that I was crusin by as I landed and turned off to the left, away from my field of vision.
 
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Thu Oct 28, 2004 10:38 pm

Vikingair,
The lease on 801 is for 7 months. After that, this a/c needs a D check and I don't think DL wants to spend the cash on that.

Ed
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:53 am

Yes, the MD-11s were World Airways. Sorry for the confusion.  Sad In fact there were a bunch of them over on the north side of the runways and one in terminal E. But I think there was an Omni plane there too...probably saw the DC-10.
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Fri Oct 29, 2004 12:57 am

I know World does military charters, but what about Omni? Same thing?
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Clipper002
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:03 am

As I posted earlier, Omni also flies R&R missions every other day rom ATL to KWI. World operates on even dates and Omni on the odd dates of the month.

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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:06 am

FDX and 5X will aquire some DL MD-11s for sure. Not sure which ones, but they are very cost effiecent in the cargo industry.
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Fri Oct 29, 2004 1:10 am

forgive me but what are R&R missions?
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Clipper002
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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Fri Oct 29, 2004 2:46 am

That's for "Rescue and Relief" missions for our troops over in Iraq. They get sent home for 2 week period before having to return to the action. They originate at KWI and then make a tech stop at FRA before arriving back at either ATL or BWI. Then 2 weeks later they return back to KWI.

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RE: DL MD-11's - Saw Two Today At ATL

Fri Oct 29, 2004 3:06 am

We miss all the widebody action up here in BWI due to the R&R flights going to ATL and DFW,but they have a lot of more options of connecting flights and so on.

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