flyswim
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DL 767 At SFO By DHL Cargo Hangar

Wed Jul 26, 2006 1:21 pm

There has been a Delta 767 parked by the DHL facilities on the west side of SFO for the past couple of weeks. The fuselage around the front door is green metal instead of painted white. Does anyone know details?
Thanks!
 
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RE: DL 767 At SFO By DHL Cargo Hangar

Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:20 pm

Quoting Flyswim (Thread starter):
There has been a Delta 767 parked by the DHL facilities on the west side of SFO for the past couple of weeks. The fuselage around the front door is green metal instead of painted white. Does anyone know details?
Thanks!

My guess is that it was an Airborne Express/DHL 767-200 recently acquired from Delta Airlines. A while back I read in an industry magazine that ABX was getting some ex-Delta 767-200, so I assume you saw one of them.
 
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RE: DL 767 At SFO By DHL Cargo Hangar

Wed Jul 26, 2006 2:41 pm

Yes, it sounds like one of the -200 they bought from us. The cargo door and handling system is being done by Bedeck in Israel I think. I'm suprised the plane is sitting in SFO. Usually after the cargo mod they come back to ATL where they get painted by DL into the DHL scheme.
 
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RE: DL 767 At SFO By DHL Cargo Hangar

Thu Jul 27, 2006 10:54 am

Thanks, interesting. It's been there for a while, haven't been by since Sunday. But tail was still Delta colors.
 
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RE: DL 767 At SFO By DHL Cargo Hangar

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:13 am

Yes! I saw this on Monday while riding the Airtrain from the rental car center to the Delta terminal. I thought it was a 757 being painted back to DL colors, because I could've sworn the green part of it was in Song scheme. Interesting.
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RE: DL 767 At SFO By DHL Cargo Hangar

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:19 am

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 2):
Usually after the cargo mod they come back to ATL where they get painted by DL into the DHL scheme.

That must be a sad sight for the DL guys doing the painting. Having to paint your metal on some birds that served you well for so many years in someone elses colors. Bummer
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RE: DL 767 At SFO By DHL Cargo Hangar

Thu Jul 27, 2006 11:46 am

Quoting PWM2TXLHopper (Reply 1):
My guess is that it was an Airborne Express/DHL 767-200 recently acquired from Delta Airlines. A while back I read in an industry magazine that ABX was getting some ex-Delta 767-200, so I assume you saw one of them

My question:

How on earth can you confused a 767-200, with a 767-400??  Confused
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RE: DL 767 At SFO By DHL Cargo Hangar

Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:06 pm

Quoting Skibum9 (Reply 5):
That must be a sad sight for the DL guys doing the painting. Having to paint your metal on some birds that served you well for so many years in someone elses colors. Bummer

Not at all. These airplanes have served DL for 24+ years and are now going on to a new life with a First Class company. The same cannot be said for N301AA and her scrapped sisters and the UA ships still in storage.
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RE: DL 767 At SFO By DHL Cargo Hangar

Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:10 pm

Quoting S12PPL (Reply 6):

Where did he say anything about it being a -400?

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