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by B757Forever
Tue Sep 21, 2021 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

MohawkWeekend wrote:
Might not be the correct thread for this question but does anyone know what Boeing is doing with those 2 ex-DL MD-90's? Rumors?


The rumor is that they will be a flying test-bed for a new elliptical wing design.

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by B757Forever
Sun Sep 19, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 2 SY 738's damaged in storm at MSP
Replies: 28
Views: 6873

Re: 2 SY 738's damaged in storm at MSP

peterinlisbon wrote:
Small planes are often chained to the ground. I wonder if they can't do something like that with big ones as well? At least during severe weather it could be worthwhile.


Large aircraft are not equipped with mooring points like small aircraft are.

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by B757Forever
Fri Sep 10, 2021 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 767
Views: 196374

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

I remember that plane it has signs in another language. The deals I remember most were the ex TW birds they bought and the Shanghai birds There's also ex-Singapore Airlines 757s (although by now they've been retired as well... N750, 51, 52, and 57AT respectively.) But other than those and one lone ...

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by B757Forever
Wed Sep 08, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Dean Baldwin Painting has built a new state-of-the-art facility in Macon Georgia. This is quite convenient for DL as they had been flying aircraft to the Dean Baldwin facility in Peru, Indiana. https://www.deanbaldwinpainting.com/georgia True! Just given the volume of aircraft that move through the...

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by B757Forever
Wed Sep 08, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

763 1702 N172DZ has been in Lake Charles Louisiana CWF since Thursday of last week. Does anyone here know why? https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N172DZ CWF should be a visit to the paint shop. Yep. Landlocked Aviation. DL has been using them for a few years now. https://www.facebook.com/AircraftP...

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by B757Forever
Sat Sep 04, 2021 7:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

n515cr wrote:
76Z 1504, which ferried to ATL earlier this week, showing as registered to CAM, for those keeping track at home.


Ex-Delta ship 1504 is in Atlanta for a triple gear change for it's new owner.

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by B757Forever
Thu Aug 12, 2021 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

n515cr, please help me with 1521..what aircraft is this please?Thanks! Can I play? Isn't this N394DL, one of the aircraft that was stored at ILN? In fact, that aircraft was the last one to leave ILN after all other 763s had been un-stored. It sure is...thanks! And these are her last two flights com...

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by B757Forever
Wed Aug 11, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 767
Views: 196374

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER

I remember being on a Delta 757 that had Mandarin on the PSUs. I'm sure they got it used but was surprised they didn't change the fittings out. Perhaps an ex-Tokyo based 757 with Japanese words (Kanji is similar to Chinese)? UA GUM based 737s have Japanese on the inside too. Alternatively they coul...

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by B757Forever
Tue Aug 10, 2021 2:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 AD for Faulty Electronic Control of Aft Cargo Fire Suppression
Replies: 3
Views: 925

Re: 737 AD for Faulty Electronic Control of Aft Cargo Fire Suppression

The AD is actually for ATA chapter 21 which is air conditioning. The AD is to address a situation that could occur if a failed pack flow controller allowed airflow to the aft baggage bin and diluted the halon suppressant. SUMMARY: The FAA is adopting a new airworthiness directive (AD) for all The Bo...

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by B757Forever
Sun Aug 01, 2021 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%
Replies: 80
Views: 15532

Re: Tri-wing concept claims to cut fuel consumption by 70%

Some of its secrets: Fuel storage will no longer take place in the wings, so the designers made them thinner and more aerodynamic. Instead, the fuel is stored on a bladder on top of the fuselage, part of the aircraft’s singular design. So fuel is stored in bladders above the passengers. I would sur...

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by B757Forever
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Tire Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 6016

Re: A321 Tire Replacement

If the aircraft rolled at speed and passenger weight with one tire flat, then it will also need the other tire on that axle replaced, due to over-stress. So now you're counting on the outstation having TWO wheel-tire assemblies, of the correct part number, available for use by your airline. Perhaps...

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by B757Forever
Sun Jul 25, 2021 10:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A321 Tire Replacement
Replies: 18
Views: 6016

Re: A321 Tire Replacement

One dumb question: does airline usually equipped their aircraft with spare tires whenever they fly to an outstation? Might cost them some money in weight and potential cargo space, but it'll really helpful in a case like this. CMIIW, I heard that airlines are actually friendly to each other in term...

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by B757Forever
Fri Jul 23, 2021 8:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 767
Views: 196374

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER

So,I’m guessing as much experience as Tech Ops has with this, they are pretty sure of approval,so as not to have to order diff.parts or do a lot of rework. One of the larger hurdles to get past is the reconfiguration of the cockpits. The Lion Air aircraft have an all Honeywell cockpit, DL birds are...

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by B757Forever
Fri Jul 23, 2021 7:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Purchase A359/737-900ER
Replies: 767
Views: 196374

Re: Updated: Used Delta Aircraft Order A359/737-900ER

So,I’m guessing as much experience as Tech Ops has with this, they are pretty sure of approval,so as not to have to order diff.parts or do a lot of rework. One of the larger hurdles to get past is the reconfiguration of the cockpits. The Lion Air aircraft have an all Honeywell cockpit, DL birds are...

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by B757Forever
Mon Jul 19, 2021 9:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 max safety card question
Replies: 20
Views: 4268

Re: 737 max safety card question

Seems odd that (at least in the US) airlines have to list the country where the aircraft entered final assembly on the safety card but they can be cagey between actual aircraft models. DL had two MD-90 aircraft that were final assembled in China; ships 9264 and 9265, CN 4000 and 4001. DL had differ...

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by B757Forever
Wed Jun 23, 2021 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 187
Views: 35406

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

For all the other 777 routes DL has, the A359 can carry what the 777 can carry, and save ~10% on fuel. The difference is greater than 10%. To demonstrate this I just ran a 77L plan JNB to ATL for current conditions, the trip fuel was 113 tonnes for the 77L, and around 93 tonnes on the A359, so the ...

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by B757Forever
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A220 strange vibration after loading of luggage
Replies: 18
Views: 3646

Re: A220 strange vibration after loading of luggage

ikolkyo wrote:
Cargo door closing is my guess.


Agreed.

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by B757Forever
Mon Jun 21, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 187
Views: 35406

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

LAX, there looks to be a new deal in the works with LATAM and the A350 aircraft. We may know details soon. LATAM had the leases terminated in bankruptcy, they didn’t own them, they were leased and returned to the leaseholder. Ah, didn't see this.... but yeah, that's what I thought too. LATAM doesn'...

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by B757Forever
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

I walked through 1708 on Wednesday to check out the 76K configuration. Big changes in appearance in FC. The FC seats and carpet have some new colors (the best way to describe it is a brown/gray color mixed with navy blue) that really look nice. Different wall coverings and lav treatments. IMHO, the...

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by B757Forever
Mon Jun 21, 2021 7:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule
Replies: 187
Views: 35406

Re: DL drops Cape Town from JNB-ATL schedule

They will however, be getting A350s from LATAM next year. Nope. DL paid $60M+ to get out of that, more than a year ago. The four used aircraft will not be acquired. 10 new A350s straight from Airbus (that were slotted for LATAM, but will instead of delivered factory fresh to DL) will. LAX, there lo...

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by B757Forever
Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

1708 to start revenue service as a 76K tomorrow: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n178dz I walked through 1708 on Wednesday to check out the 76K configuration. Big changes in appearance in FC. The FC seats and carpet have some new colors (the best way to describe it is a brown/gray color...

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by B757Forever
Thu May 27, 2021 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Broken Plane Question
Replies: 11
Views: 1726

Re: Broken Plane Question

It is common in the industry that carriers work together to support maintenance and to supply parts. The prospective carriers must have a contract in place for these arrangements. Having a contract ensures that the carriers are compliant and aligned in matters such as supplier quality audits and par...

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by B757Forever
Mon May 03, 2021 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Today: 764 1808 to exit CAN to ICN: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n832mh 76Z 1601 to ferry to MCI (believe this is the last of 763 mx work for a while): https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n169dz Tomorrow: 753 5807 to exit QRO to ATL: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraf...

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by B757Forever
Mon May 03, 2021 8:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta 757s without winglets?

There were a few DL 757 aircraft that did not get winglets for various reasons. For some, fuel had dropped significantly and the ROI for the estimated remaining airframe life was seen as negative. I know there is a handful of mainline DL 757 aircraft without winglets and all 11 of the NBA charter ai...

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by B757Forever
Mon Apr 26, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25
Replies: 40
Views: 9011

Re: Significant fisticuffs at D-12 at MIA on 2021-04-25

Notice the sign in the background for "Urban Decay". Oh the irony!

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by B757Forever
Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Red lights in gears bay. What for?
Replies: 10
Views: 16042

Re: Red lights in gears bay. What for?

It indicated the gear is in-transit.

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by B757Forever
Wed Mar 31, 2021 11:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

76L N171DN now showing the same revenue flights on 4/2...we'll see if those stick. Probably the last 76L to get an HMV. That 1990 build was supposed to be retired in 2019 and instead went to HMV in Jan. 2020. Glad to see she gets to live on. I hope that it ends up being the last 767-300ER to retire...

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by B757Forever
Sun Mar 14, 2021 2:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

SXDFC wrote:
Does DL have any planes going through paint right now? I know a few airlines have been repainting a few planes within the last year.


Yes. DL paint lines restarted in January. Aircraft being painted in Peru Indiana and Lake Charles Louisiana.

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by B757Forever
Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FUN VIDEO: super-dusty gravel landing in a 73S
Replies: 15
Views: 3993

Re: FUN VIDEO: super-dusty gravel landing in a 73S

Cool video! I worked on the 737-200 and recall the lower thrust reverser bucket, when deployed, was about 15" above the ground. It's no wonder it creates such a huge dust cloud.

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by B757Forever
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 8244

Re: Delta MEC Letter

Allow me to add some clarification. I was speaking mainly about the lower-level managers (baggage supervisors, ramp supervisors etc) who went to work every day of the pandemic and worked harder than ever before. The people listed above aren't getting these bonuses. Yes, they are. I have friends at ...

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by B757Forever
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 8244

Re: Delta MEC Letter

What exactly have they done to deservebonus? They are bleeding ions every day and they have the worst domestic onboard offering of any US airline right now. Even Spirit will serve you a soda. Calling the payout a bonus is misleading. The typical merit position at DL has an "at risk" compo...

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by B757Forever
Sat Mar 06, 2021 2:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta MEC Letter
Replies: 47
Views: 8244

Re: Delta MEC Letter

What exactly have they done to deservebonus? They are bleeding ions every day and they have the worst domestic onboard offering of any US airline right now. Even Spirit will serve you a soda. Calling the payout a bonus is misleading. The typical merit position at DL has an "at risk" compo...

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by B757Forever
Sun Feb 28, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Lufthansa livery concept?
Replies: 38
Views: 6421

Re: lufthansa livery concept?

I'm not a fan. The old livery was so iconic and tasteful. On the new livery, you change the graphics just a bit and you get FedEx...

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by B757Forever
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA warns operators of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression risk
Replies: 31
Views: 9350

Re: FAA warns of 737 NG and MAX rapid decompression

So if an airline doing maintenance in the normal course of operating a Boeing a/c notice something, the first thing they will do is to notify the FAA or the vendor? Most of the large airlines in the US have OEM representatives that work in the airline office, specifically to help with maintenance a...

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by B757Forever
Sat Feb 27, 2021 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Delta 737 parked since 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 7275

Re: Single Delta 737 parked since 2019

Since all of DL’s 738 were acquired new there are unlikely to be any with super high hours/cycles compared to its siblings (of similar age obviously). Airlines tend to make sure hours/cycles growth remains relatively consistent across the fleet and no aircraft gains significantly more than any of i...

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by B757Forever
Fri Feb 26, 2021 11:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Single Delta 737 parked since 2019
Replies: 23
Views: 7275

Re: Single Delta 737 parked since 2019

It was originally parked in BHM when it was due for a C Check to defer maintenance cost until the capacity was needed. The engines were robbed from it to support other aircraft in the fleet to defer engine overhaul costs. Then COVID, so there it sits...

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by B757Forever
Wed Feb 24, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

I was thinking while at MSP yesterday: Why doesn’t Delta have any special liveries dedicated to the past? I personally am a big fan of heritage liveries and appreciate what AA does (N921NN is one of my favorite planes) It would be awesome to see a Northwest livery and even a PanAm on their new plan...

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by B757Forever
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow
Replies: 62
Views: 8913

Re: Delta vs. Alaska During Seattle Snow

You get more rationalizations about airport land area. Sure, ATL is bigger - but the flight count (2019 'normal' anyway) is a lot bigger, too. Excuses - not performance. As for Seattle melting down in snow - you got an example how it's possible to melt down a little less. Atlanta isn’t very good in...

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by B757Forever
Sat Feb 13, 2021 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Could anyone explain DLs tail numbers in respect to what aircraft they are? Way too many numbers just being randomly spit out here I'll probably miss some, but here goes the active fleets. Boeing: 717: 95XX 738: 37XX 739: 38-39XX 757: 6XX, 6XXX 763: 1XX, 16xx, 17XX 764: 18XX Airbus A221: 81XX A223:...

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by B757Forever
Sun Jan 31, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

I'm under the impression Delta's 763 don't have enough life left in them to be attractive to buyers, aren't most of these planes Delivered in 1995-1997 time frame? They would need to be converted, and would that justify operating them for a few more years? I can certainly see a smaller 763 fleet fo...

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by B757Forever
Sat Jan 30, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021
Replies: 1298
Views: 276330

Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

How come DL got rid of all their younger 767-300ERs that were mostly 20-22 years old? I think even they sold their youngest one (19.6 years) to Amazon Prime... Did they have more hours on them? Well, the ones that were sold to Prime were a subfleet with a different configuration than the rest of th...

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by B757Forever
Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA 738 landing incident at SJO
Replies: 14
Views: 6598

Re: UA 738 landing incident at SJO

One thing is for certain, that aircraft will be out of service the rest of of the year...

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by B757Forever
Fri Dec 25, 2020 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again
Replies: 92
Views: 18355

Re: Uh, oh...looks like Delta's schedule is burning up again

Absolutely dumb to retrain all these guys and then after Covid have to retrain them back. And retrain all your furlough guys. Are you really saving more than just keeping more pilots employed? The 777 fleet retirement set off a huge backwards progression that rippled across every fleet as pilots we...

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by B757Forever
Sun Dec 20, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about export of MD80s to Iran and sanctions
Replies: 37
Views: 5352

Re: Question about export of MD80s to Iran and sanctions

Check again. Your post was the first to mention both in the same sentence Ahh, yes. I meant same discussion. :spin: I have learned that on a.net, in fact on most online discussion boards, one must be very careful in phrasing those snarky comments, for fear of immediately being out-snarkied because ...

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by B757Forever
Sun Dec 20, 2020 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about export of MD80s to Iran and sanctions
Replies: 37
Views: 5352

Re: Question about export of MD80s to Iran and sanctions

Junglejames wrote:
B757Forever wrote:
This is the first time I've ever seen "MD80" and "technology" in the same sentence.
Check again. Your post was the first to mention both in the same sentence

Ahh, yes. I meant same discussion. :spin:

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by B757Forever
Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Possible COVID Exposure On LAX-Bound Flight After Passenger Dies
Replies: 60
Views: 9826

Re: Possible COVID Exposure On LAX-Bound Flight After Passenger Dies

The (of who knows what level of veracity) medical details in the media describe nearly an hour of resuscitation efforts, with no response and the ultimate declaration of death. United stated: “A change in aircraft was not warranted; instead, passengers were given the option to deplane and take a la...

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by B757Forever
Sun Dec 20, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Question about export of MD80s to Iran and sanctions
Replies: 37
Views: 5352

Re: Question about export of MD80s to Iran and sanctions

This is the first time I've ever seen "MD80" and "technology" in the same sentence.

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by B757Forever
Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 275946

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

That's exactly what I was suggesting all along. Makes perfect sense that someone would pick up one or two of these well maintained, but oh so retired before their time aircraft. I'm sure they got them for cheap. With hopefully lots of green time on the available engines hopefully they'll keep on fl...

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by B757Forever
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly
Replies: 1226
Views: 275946

Re: Updated: DL retired MD-80/90s quickly

N962DN is flying out to VCV does anyone know who bought it? The rumor is that Boeing bought 2 MD-90s from DL. They will ferry BYH-VCV for delivery. Crazy if true. Are they “supposedly” becoming testbeds, parts birds, or? I know some of the DL Technicians that went to BYH to reactivate 2 MD90 aircra...

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