PPVRA
Topic Author
Posts: 7878
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:48 am

3 DL 763s At GRU On May 13th

Sat May 28, 2005 1:50 pm

Check out this pic guys:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Marcelo Fouquet De Biasi



Among the impressive line up of arlines, as the remark on the picture states, there are 3 DL 767-300s parked in the background... anyone knows what the third plane was doing here? DL operates 2X daily service ATL-GRU and it struck me as awkward to see an extra plane. Any ideas what the reason might be? did one go tech and had to stay overnight for repairs or something?

Thanks for any replies,
PPVRA

[Edited 2005-05-28 06:51:25]
"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
 
DeltaMIA
Posts: 1622
Joined: Wed Feb 04, 2004 11:53 am

RE: 3 DL 763s At GRU On May 13th

Sat May 28, 2005 2:13 pm

Surprising catch.

Ship 194 arrived on a mtc on 05/12 resulting in the cancellation of DL104. It stayed in GRU being repaired until 05/14 and departed as DL122. DL never had 3 departures to ATL as they instead cancelled DL105 on 05/14 to balance equipment.
It's a big building with patients, but that's not important right now.
 
dairbus
Posts: 518
Joined: Mon Nov 17, 2003 10:45 am

RE: 3 DL 763s At GRU On May 13th

Sat May 28, 2005 2:17 pm

My sources show that DL104 GRU-ATL on May 12 cancelled due to a hydarulics problem related to the flight controls. Ship 194 was the aircraft in question. The picture is showing the two flights from ATL that morning plus the cancelled flight from the night before.

Regards

DAirbus
"I love mankind. It's people I can't stand." - Charles Shultz
 
hardiwv
Posts: 4341
Joined: Sat Oct 09, 2004 11:30 pm

RE: 3 DL 763s At GRU On May 13th

Sat May 28, 2005 5:38 pm

Very interesting (and impressive) picture.
DAirbus, DeltaMIA: Thanks for the replies.

Rgs,
 
DAL767400ER
Posts: 5084
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:47 am

RE: 3 DL 763s At GRU On May 13th

Sat May 28, 2005 8:41 pm

Great picture. Would be too good if DL actually had 3 daily flights to GRU. What strikes me about the picture is that I don't see any jetways. Doesn't GRU have any, and if not, are there plans to install them?
 
PPVRA
Topic Author
Posts: 7878
Joined: Fri Nov 12, 2004 7:48 am

RE: 3 DL 763s At GRU On May 13th

Sun May 29, 2005 1:17 am

Quoting DAL767400ER (Reply 4):
Great picture. Would be too good if DL actually had 3 daily flights to GRU. What strikes me about the picture is that I don't see any jetways. Doesn't GRU have any, and if not, are there plans to install them?

GRU does have Jetways. That area of the picture is for Cargo/Parking only... maybe some repairs are done there as well. In some instances, which has happened to me on a JJ F-100 and a DL MD-11 back in 2000, the airport "runs out" of available Jetways and PAX have to be taken by Bus there.

Here is a snapshot of T2:


View Large View Medium
Click here for bigger photo!

Photo © Marcelo Fouquet De Biasi



Cheers,
PPVRA
"If goods do not cross borders, soldiers will" - Frederic Bastiat
 
DAL767400ER
Posts: 5084
Joined: Wed Feb 09, 2005 2:47 am

RE: 3 DL 763s At GRU On May 13th

Sun May 29, 2005 1:27 am

Thanks for the info. Forgot the fact that most European/American planes at GRU spent the entire day there before heading home in the evening.