|Quoting N62NA (Thread starter):|
Just saw my first DL 717. It just flew past my window here in Miami on it's way to land at MIA. Apparently this is some kind of test flight that left MIA at noon and returned one hour later. Nice looking plane in real life!
|Quoting Dalmd88 (Reply 5):|
I think it is Monday. The plane will not go into service right away. Once DL takes possession there is more that needs to be done. That work will be done in either MIA or VQQ. I think it is mostly inspections by DL reps.
|Quoting srbmod (Reply 1):|
We'll probably be seeing a lot of DL 717s at MIA since that's where the company FL uses for 717 heavy maintenance is based at and will be playing a role in the process of getting the FL planes ready for their transfer to DL.
|Quoting awacsooner (Reply 6):|
Somehow, the 717 in the DL livery just looks right...unlike the AA 319
|Quoting AV8AJET (Reply 16):|
Why put the SkyTeam logo on the passenger door? It would seem better to put it to the right of the door that way during boarding in the jetway passengers could see it. Just my thought.
|Quoting timf (Reply 17):|
This is the same way all the MD-88s and MD-90s are done. I don't think they want it crowding the Delta logo.
|Quoting ushermittwoch (Reply 14):|
I have to totally disagree. At least with the first part of your statement. I think that this might be THE worst 717 livery I have ever seen.
|Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 7):|
The first couple of frames will be looked over by maintenance control, flight operations and inflight services prior to entry into service. I expect you will see them by the DL hangars in ATL
|Quoting audidudi (Reply 26):|
Yes that's interesting, as the engines weren't fully painted on the TWA aircraft either? Does anyone know why?
Photo © Dana Low
Photo © Glenn White
|Quoting ImperialEagle (Reply 13):|
It's always great to see something different in at MIA especially a company 717. I can remember flying into MIA on company -3's-------barely--------but, I do remember. I remember taxying past the old out-door mx facility on a -7 and laughing at a couple of -46's in there for mx. There was no shortage of -46's at MIA! Glad to hear there will be no shortage of 717's either.
|Quoting jetlanta (Reply 15):|
|Quoting hoMsar (Reply 29):|
Other than the 717s, I think most of the last new-build Boeing jets TWA got were ILFC (with a Q8 code). If DL gives these 717s anywhere close to the life the DC-9 or MD-80 fleet has, then you have to figure any TWA-ordered 757s and 767s will have long since been sent to the desert.
|Quoting srbmod (Reply 30):|
Only the first 10 752s in TWA's fleet at the time they ceased operations had the Q8 code, the rest had the 31 code.
|Quoting hoMsar (Reply 31):|
Interesting. For some reason I was thinking their non-ILFC 757s were older. In that case, if any of those wind up going through freighter conversion, they might compete with the 717s in being last to the scrapyard.
|Quoting srbmod (Reply 32):|
One of them ended up being converted into a freighter for FX (After TWA/AA, it went to Transmeridian, then to Ethiopian before being converted to a freighter last year.). Considering the age of some the 752s in Delta's fleet, it is likely these ex-TWA birds could be with the airline for quite a few years.
|Quoting DTWPurserBoy (Reply 33):|
The former NW 752's in the 5500 series are slowly being retired as are many of the early DL 752's.
|Quoting srbmod (Reply 34):|
I'm aware of that. What I was saying is that the ex-TWA 752s could end up spending another 15-20 years with the airline based on how ld of their 752s currently in the fleet are.