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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 490
Views: 51534

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

Why does DL need a ULR? Unless they want to also fly to places like SIN or do something like ATL-SYD, they are unlikely to pick up a ULR. The 359 should do just fine for what they are flying. Should they really need additional range-payload in few years or fuel price rises for the 77L to be less pr...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019
Replies: 490
Views: 51534

Re: Delta to serve Mumbai nonstop in 2019

While it is a minor issue, ATL-BOM nonstop would be easier in fleet utilisation. Should it be ATL-BOM, the 77L fleet will be exclusively ATL based, except for the ATL-LAX-SYD-LAX-ATL rotation. Notice ATL-NRT was originally going to the A350, but now its back to the 77L. I expect at this time next ye...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?
Replies: 54
Views: 5423

Re: Should Airbus focus on A220 product increase instead of A320 mid-term?

If the A220-500 is to ever exist, it will be because of one airline that will lobby to the end to make it happen, Delta. Delta would order 150+ A220-500 that seat exactly 150 passengers to replace their entire 737-800 and A320 fleets. However, I am not sure how many other airlines out there would go...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

DL had good timing with an improving economy whilst plowing money into the operation, and running very old planes with low fuel prices. When the economy tanks and fuel prices skyrocket, they will suddenly be on the wrong end of that curve. At $90/barrel I would imagine a lot of their routes will be...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4017

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Southwest Florida doesn't have a nonstop west of Dallas. Aren't there 3 airlines that fly RSW-DEN? Granted....baffles me ! :duck: United and Southwest doesn't fly RSW-DEN nonstop year-round. That may change in the future. Frontier, completely forgot and ignored them. It took TPA a while to gain a f...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it
Replies: 127
Views: 13306

Re: Delta CEO: We beat AA/UA because we have the revenue to sustain it

Well a guess I have to how Delta is winning so to speak on profitably/market cap is fewest 50 seaters, upgauging, and good hub positioning. Note I did not say fortress hubs. ATL is perfect because of the size of the CSA and its geography. How does this differ from AA per se? While DFW is perfect for...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service
Replies: 37
Views: 4017

Re: JAX Non Stop West Coast Service

Could Delta fly a CS100 on JAX-LAX would good flying times, i.e. 8 am departure from LAX 5:30 departure from JAX? Yeah, sure and it fill the plane. Possible the CS300 could be an eventual upgauge. But did Delta buy the CSeries to fly LAX-JAX? No. I will say it is far and away more likely to see a re...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Consolidation done differently
Replies: 5
Views: 1401

Re: US Consolidation done differently

There have been similar threads but its been a while. In my opinion, a United-Delta merger would have been the most dominant combination of the US6 that could have been approved. CVG would be roughly where it is today due to ORD and SLC would likely have been reduced in favour of DEN, but still woul...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45102

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

As the 787 backlog decreases and Boeing becoming more opportunistic in 787 sales. The 787-9 might be HAL's best option for HNL-Europe however would it be worth the cost? It is ironic, isn't it - the 787-9 plays in the same ballpark at the A350-900? Had Hawaiian switched from the A350-800 to A350-90...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA's Wide-body Basing Plan
Replies: 23
Views: 5385

Re: AA's Wide-body Basing Plan

AA will also next year begin to reconfigure the 77W and will eliminate F and go with a 36J, 24W and I think it was 324Y configuration was the plan. The 321T although not a international airplane will go to the standard 16F 171Y and will mix with the rest of the 321 fleet Source(s) or this will be c...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Widebody Thread
Replies: 517
Views: 80828

Re: Delta Widebody Thread

* It is rumoured that Delta will be modifying a number of 763ER High-J to 763ER Low-J during the slow winter season. This is to reflect demand as well as counter balance the retirement of certain (2x at the latest count) 763ER Low-J scheduled during Winter 2017-18. Can you elaborate on this? I thin...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45102

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

A few questions more knowledgeable posters may chime in on. HAL operates the A330-200s with RR Trent 700 engines. The 787-9, which would probably be the aircraft HAL would order should the A330-800 NEO order be canned, is powered by RR Trent 1000 engines. How much commonality is there between the e...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing
Replies: 45
Views: 7153

Re: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing

Sorry don't see AA on LAX-CAN. Its neither that large of a local market, nor does it have inherent big business demand. AA needs to figure out how to make its LAX-PVG service profitable first and get its new PEK flight running. Also regarding CZ, it now operates CAN-LAX 10x weekly, so you do have s...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential
Replies: 313
Views: 29948

Re: MSP - Role In DL Network and Expansion Potential

According to the Brookings Institute, MSP-PVG is a larger market than MSP-ICN. While the US-ICN market has exploded in the past twenty years, the market for MSP-PVG has grown much faster than MSP-ICN in just the past 15 years. However, even if there were additional China slots for PEK/PVG, Delta wou...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead
Replies: 273
Views: 45102

Re: Hawaiian Airlines having second thoughts on A330neos, could order 787's instead

A few questions more knowledgeable posters may chime in on. HAL operates the A330-200s with RR Trent 700 engines. The 787-9, which would probably be the aircraft HAL would order should the A330-800 NEO order be canned, is powered by RR Trent 1000 engines. How much commonality is there between the en...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing
Replies: 45
Views: 7153

Re: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing

I'm waiting on AA to take a stab at applying for the seven weekly slots available at CAN for US carriers. United received the slots years ago yet never took up flying, largely due the downturn at the end of last decade. Yes, LAX-CAN is operated by CZ's A380 but its timing on the CAN-LAX end is terr...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing
Replies: 45
Views: 7153

Re: AA - CZ Apply for Code-Sharing

I'm waiting on AA to take a stab at applying for the seven weekly slots available at CAN for US carriers. United received the slots years ago yet never took up flying, largely due the downturn at the end of last decade. Yes, LAX-CAN is operated by CZ's A380 but its timing on the CAN-LAX end is terri...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168829

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

The Thompson Vantage XL seat CAN fit on the 767, but it will either be alternating rows of 1-2-1 and 1-1-1 or 1-1-1 and 1-1-1. So there will be fewer seats upfront on the 767-400ER, as part of a larger trend for Delta to reduce D1 cabin size. Also, W will very likely be 2-2-2.

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Sep 29, 2017 1:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta A330neo Predictions
Replies: 22
Views: 3880

Re: Delta A330neo Predictions

As the completion for the IAF expansion at SEA will be complete roughly at the same time as the A330-900 NEOs begin to be inducted into the fleet, I am guessing they will be initially based there. For starters, SEA-AMS/CDG are already some of Delta's longest TATL flight. Delta stated in their A350/A...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Sep 29, 2017 5:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?
Replies: 38
Views: 6153

Re: AA 777 & 787 fleets coming to CLT and PHL?

Eventually the 772s will make their way to CLT, PHL, particularly on routes previously flown by A330-300s. You can bet all CLT/PHL-LHR will be eventually flown by 772s. As the for 788s/789s, yeah no. The 788 appears to be the exclusive longhaul plane out of ORD for obvious reasons and the 789s are h...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed Sep 27, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: U.S. Dept of Commerce backs Boeing in dispute with Bombardier
Replies: 1424
Views: 97543

Re: Boeing targets Bombardier for “price dumping” CSeries

If I were Delta, I'd seriously consider cancelling the 75 orders + 50 options for the CSeries and order 75 E195-E2s, along with 50 options. The E195-E2 is exactly in between the CS100 and CS300 in capacity but Delta would have to wait just over a full year to take delivery of the first plane, someti...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights
Replies: 192
Views: 25971

Re: DL new summer 2018 transatlantic flights

The 777 fleet rotation is interesting. The 77ER fleet is MSP-HND-LAX-HND-MSP-CDG-SEA-HKG-SEA-CDG-MSP, requiring seven aircraft. What doesn't add up is the 77L fleet when LAX-CDG/AMS starts on June 16. Delta runs out of 777s when ATL-PVG starts on July 20, with all aircraft operating and no spares. D...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hawaiian airports and aviation - 2017
Replies: 88
Views: 10488

Re: Hawaiian Aviation Thread

Does LIH still have the shortest runway of the five major airports in Hawai'i? There was a plan to extend it but I'm unaware if it has been completed. Was at a rather short 6,500 feet, that's even shorter than DCA. I know OGG's runway is only 6,995 feet and attempts to lengthen it have all been reje...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018
Replies: 72
Views: 16425

Re: DL to go all A330's on NYC-LHR From April 2018

Since its about to become official with the schedule change over the weekend, anyone guessing when the remaining LHR routes are replaced with A330-200/300s?

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168829

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Somewhat related question. Is there is a firm start date for the first 777 to undergo mods? I've heard anywhere from Q1 2018 to Q4 2018. Sounds like a complete gut job of the interior, so I assume it will be several months for the first aircraft before it re-enters service.

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)
Replies: 188
Views: 42343

Re: 767 Fleet/Subfleet Activity (2017)

Anybody know of the status of N376AN? It flew to TUL two weeks ago and hasn't flown since. It is one of the 767s AA is scheduled to retire before the end of the year. Those aircraft usually fly to ROW or BFM for freighter conversion.

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Sep 16, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta to axe NRT-GUM
Replies: 86
Views: 14752

Re: Delta to axe NRT-GUM

GUM is being axed while SPN and ROR aren't? Raise your hand if you knew this was coming. I see a bunch of hands raised. Which goes first HNL-Japan or NRT-MNL/SIN? I'd wager the latter, but not by much. I'd be shocked if Delta metal is still flying from HNL to Japan in 2020. It was mentioned earlier ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential
Replies: 252
Views: 35910

Re: AA 777-200ER replacement, A350 , 787-9 order potential

When AA first started receiving 787-9s, it was surprising to see them initially placed on DFW-GIG/CDG/MAD, rather short routes for the plane as the 787-8 was already doing ORD-NRT/PEK/PVG, DFW-PEK/PVG, LAX-PVG/AKL/GRU. However, this was temporary. As more 787-9s are delivered, the more they will be ...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018
Replies: 155
Views: 26540

Re: UA announces IAH-SYD, starting Jan 18, 2018

Anyone guessing how many seats on average will be blocked off for this flight? With start of this flight, it probably puts to rest the earlier rumour UA will be upgauging SFO-SYD to the 77W, instead leaving it on seasonal SFO-AKL and the aircraft going SFO-LHR in the summer.

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Sep 08, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 10058

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

On an unrelated note, I see the US3 all operating the 787-10 in their respective fleets. I'd say AA is more likely to exercise their 787 options on the 787-10 to replace the 777-200ER fleet roughly a decade from now. The only flights longer than 5,500 miles where AA is flying the 777-200ER are the d...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Sep 08, 2017 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 787-10 and United Airlines
Replies: 51
Views: 10058

Re: 787-10 and United Airlines

I'd be thoroughly shocked if UA only ends up receiving 14 787-10s. My guess is they will end up operating close to 30 787-10s. I figure these aircraft will operate exclusively on high capacity routes 5,700 miles or less so think SFO-LHR/FRA/HND/NRT/ICN. Of course, this is assuming another 787 base i...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Sep 08, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168829

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl9931/
3851 appears to be the next 739 in for 2Ku.



Should be 9014 sent to BYH for part out. N914DE.


So that makes two M88s retired so far. How many more will be retired this year? Whats the plan for 2018? Thanks for your updates!
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777Mech wrote:
n515cr wrote:
914 sent to BYH today: https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/dl9931/
3851 appears to be the next 739 in for 2Ku.



Should be 9014 sent to BYH for part out. N914DE.


So that makes two M88s retired so far. How many more will be retired this year? Whats the plan for 2018? Thanks for your updates!

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?
Replies: 43
Views: 11157

Re: What was so different about the early 787 Dreamliners?

I just watched that documentary posted earlier in this thread. From an objective point of view, it sounded like an Al Jazeera hit piece that might have received some Euros from Airbus. Since the battery issue has been fixed, I have heard the 787s have had some maintenance issues at UA/AA, with, at o...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Sep 02, 2017 8:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017
Replies: 1935
Views: 320360

Re: United Fleet Upgrade Status - 2017

I know its been said earlier elsewhere but I must commend UA for their Polaris retrofit of the 767-300ER, albeit only 14 of them. Its hands down the best looking premium interior of any 767 in service. The Polaris products appears to be a generation ahead of the Thompson Vantage 1-2-1 767 configurat...

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by DeSpringbokke
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-88 Phase Out
Replies: 100
Views: 34711

Re: DL MD-88 Phase Out

So I assume next year will be the big year for big M88 retirements. When is the last one expected to exit the fleet? Last time I heard it was end of 2020 but has it been extended? I read elsewhere the M90 retirement will wrap up by the end of 2022.

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA upgauges HNL/CTS to A332 from B763
Replies: 31
Views: 4653

Re: HA upgauges HNL/CTS to A332 from B763

I would be surprised if DL did not put an A359 on SEA/MNL. It would be a great monopoly nonstop, like HNL/FUK, with a first entrant advantage over copyists. In a similar vein, I think HNL and/or SEA could be paired with HIJ, KMQ (Komatsu/Kanazawa), KOJ, SDJ on a less than daily basis. Plus, SEA/FUK...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers
Replies: 42
Views: 7326

Re: Delta Air Lines: A Winner Among Legacy Carriers

Delta's profitability is built on low oil prices. If they spike again, the CASM on those MD-80's is going through the roof. Yeah and guess what, Delta owns most of their M88 fleet, along with their entire M90 fleet. They're also flying off into the sunset over the next several years. Most of Delta'...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Aug 24, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA upgauges HNL/CTS to A332 from B763
Replies: 31
Views: 4653

Re: HA upgauges HNL/CTS to A332 from B763

I doubt HAL will consider returning to FUK unless Delta drops HNL-FUK. I don't believe HAL has flown HNL-NGO. Delta has a monopoly on HNL-FUK and its daily only during peak times of the year. HNL-NGO is a much larger market but again unless Delta gets out of the Hawai'i-Japan business, which is poss...

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Aug 18, 2017 2:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA upgauges HNL/CTS to A332 from B763
Replies: 31
Views: 4653

Re: HA upgauges HNL/CTS to A332 from B763

In regards to HNL-PPG, I actually expect HAL will place the A321 NEO on the route and increase the frequency from twice weekly to thrice weekly. HNL-PPT is in the same boat, although it will probably be only twice weekly.

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Aug 18, 2017 1:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HA upgauges HNL/CTS to A332 from B763
Replies: 31
Views: 4653

Re: HA upgauges HNL/CTS to A332 from B763

This was inevitable due to the 767 retirements. I didn't see HAL giving up on the route but it's probably going to stay thrice weekly.

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by DeSpringbokke
Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168829

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

777Mech wrote:
In other news, the C-Series aircraft will carry N1XXDU registrations and will have ship numbers 81XX.

The first frame will be N101DU and it's ship will be 8101 and so on.


Any idea of first delivery and tentative entry into service?

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?
Replies: 63
Views: 10848

Re: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?

...hunting for used 717s and parts ... has been happening for some time. DL and HA look at every 712 and BR715 that comes on the market. Well that can't last forever, especially after Turkmenistan Airlines eventually dumps their 717 fleet. At least Delta is, albeit in the very long term, replacemen...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Jul 15, 2017 3:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?
Replies: 63
Views: 10848

Re: CS100/300 as the only replacement for B717?

Ok, so dumb question, is there any aircraft, including those in development, that could replace HAL's 717s or will HAL be hunting for used 717s and parts until they are cycled out and hopefully by then one of the major aircraft/engine manufacturers will have come up with a viable aircraft/engine tha...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 797/MOM Discussion Thread
Replies: 585
Views: 81963

Re: 797/MOM Discussion Thread

Assuming the 797-8/9 and the A322 are launched as a widebody and a narrowbody respectively, any chance airlines operating both in their respective fleets? I'm thinking how Delta will end up replacing the 21 newest 767s they operate, all 1998 builds and later, their entire 75S fleet, and eventually t...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Jun 26, 2017 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168829

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

Delta did not waste its money buying used MD-90s. They largely replaced capacity that was previously occupied by NW's DC-9s until Delta brought in the 717s. The alternative was purchasing brand new 737-800s which was considered too much for what Delta needed. It'd be curious to see how much Delta is...

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by DeSpringbokke
Mon Jun 26, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta and Korean sign JVA
Replies: 609
Views: 72499

Re: Delta and Korean sign JVA

Yeah unless the auto companies go bankrupt, DTW-NGO isn't going away. Right now, DTW-NGO fluctuates from four times a week during the winter and five times a week during the summer. Maybe Delta replaces the A330-200, which is stretched close to its limit, with the A350-900 and drops frequency to thr...

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by DeSpringbokke
Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017
Replies: 881
Views: 168829

Re: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - 2017

So to recap how many 757s/767s/A320s/MD-88s/MD-90s will be parked this year?

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Jun 08, 2017 12:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10
Replies: 678
Views: 113035

Re: Boeing defines 737 MAX 10

Boeing is lining-up United Airlines, Lion Air, Jet Airways, Copa Airlines and CDB Leasing as launch customers for the 737 MAX 10. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-07/boeing-said-to-woo-united-lion-in-bid-to-buttress-max-10-launch Rather surprised to see no Delta as I assume they woul...

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by DeSpringbokke
Thu Jun 01, 2017 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KOA sees return of NRT nonstop on JL 763ER
Replies: 6
Views: 2665

Re: KOA sees return of NRT nonstop on JL 763ER

Maybe HAL could counter if they moved the thrice weekly nighttime frequencies on HNL-HND to make KOA-HND daily and add more HNL-NRT flying to make up for the difference. According to HAL's management, HNL-NRT has exceeded expectations. If HAL wanted to do it, I'm sure they would be able to without o...

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by DeSpringbokke
Wed May 31, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why did DL acquire the A350 and A330 Neo?
Replies: 149
Views: 34207

Re: Did Delta Make a Mistake Acquiring the A350 and A330 Neo?

MD-90s use the same V2500's found on Airbus 320s....If that held true then then the Airbus 320 operators using the IAE V2500 would be suffering even more. What you're saying may more hold true to the MD-88s (JT8D-217/219 powered). [edited for tone] It's not the same V2500. That is the problem. Only...

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