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DL's Wingletted 727s

Sun Apr 16, 2000 3:35 pm

I was wondering what ever happened to the 2 727s with winglets that Delta operated for a while in the early 1990s? Were they re-converted to standard, or still flying, but with a different airline? Also, why didn't DL add winglets to all their 727s? Thanks
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RE: DL's Wingletted 727s

Sun Apr 16, 2000 10:13 pm

The winglets were removed after the company that manufactured them went bankrupt. Although the test was considered a success, Delta was concerned with the lack of technical assistance down the road. Ships 510 and 511 still fly with DL to this day.
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