|Quoting C5onknees (Reply 1):
UPS is also buying all of World's ex-DL airplanes in some time to come.. even the one painted in the old scheme.
Actually, 801, 803 and 804 are already owned by UPS. They are leased by UPS to World for a little more than another year. (You're basically correct; I'm being a little hypertechnical, I know.)
|Quoting Usairways85 (Reply 2):
Are they still in DL colors, minus the "Delta"? If so will they be repainted in UPS colors or stay in DL.
The aircraft will undergo major structural modifications, including cutting a cargo door in the side of the aircraft. They will need to be repainted, and they will be repainted to look like all the other MD11s converted to UPS freighters.
|Quoting Dbba (Reply 3):
Is this the bird that was repaired after the fire at ATL?
At first, I was thinking that the answer would be "No", because when I looked the other day, the aircraft to which you refer (802DE) was still shown as being registered to the trustee for the group that owned it and leased it to DL
, and I thought "Well, maybe it was in such bad shape that UPS didn't want it." That has now changed in the last few days, and it is shown as "Registration Pending" at the address of UPS in Kentucky. So UPS did indeed buy it. Right now, it only has an experimental airworthiness certificate, because of the repairs, and it has to demonstrate its airworthiness. I'm guessing that this is indeed 802, and it either has demonstrated its airworthiness or is going to do so at ROW
[Edited 2006-05-16 20:28:35]