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by TropicalSky
Tue Aug 11, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

thanks for this update I'm curious,has there been any updates regarding the GE-9X certification lately and their progress on engine production? The last thing we heard is linked below from 22nd May: https://www.aerospacetestinginternational.com/news/engine-testing/ge9x-engine-nears-final-certificati...

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by TropicalSky
Tue Aug 11, 2020 3:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: OAG Changes 8/11/2020:RELATIVE QUIET;9K Cuts Routes;DL AM Swaps,Drops AUS-CVG;BA/WN/NK Cuts;UA New Routes
Replies: 32
Views: 7548

Re: OAG Changes 8/11/2020:RELATIVE QUIET;9K Cuts Routes;DL AM Swaps,Drops AUS-CVG;BA/WN/NK Cuts;UA New Routes

I'm glad to see DAL adding back JFK-NAS in NOV. Thought that wouldn't return until spring atleast.

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by TropicalSky
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

I'm curious,has there been any updates regarding the GE-9X certification lately and their progress on engine production?

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by TropicalSky
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

i believe its due to a test instrument being placed there

Ziyulu wrote:
Why is one of the windows red?

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by TropicalSky
Mon Aug 10, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 26393

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

question: the SOUTHWEST that just left the production,DOES IT NOW INCORPORATE all of the proposed changes suggested by the AD?

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by TropicalSky
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342715

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

i would think they (DAL) want their metal on CDG due to the higher yields with some business traffic whereas AMS tend to be connections LAX nonstop to CDG Suspended: AMS While DL has suspended LAX-AMS nonstop service, KL still has plans to serve AMS nonstop from LAX in Summer 2021. KLM operates LAX-...

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by TropicalSky
Sun Aug 09, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342715

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Thanks for the update...this is very telling in my opinion on where they (DAL) saw their STRONGEST REVENUE....moving forward and depending on the growth strength would be interesting to see with cities return first. Still waiting for details on what this new, smaller DL will look like. Well you can ...

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by TropicalSky
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 22699

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

dang that's alot

Stitch wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
how many factory new B767F will FEDEX have in once delivery ends?


They've ordered a total of 130.

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by TropicalSky
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342715

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

JO'BURG/CAPETOWN pushed to DEC-not shocking MUMBAI cancelled out from DEC-not shocking SLC-CDG cancelled through summer '21 -a bit surprising IND-CDG cancelled through summer '21-not shocking Still waiting for details on what this new, smaller DL will look like. I suspect these changes will be more ...

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by TropicalSky
Sat Aug 08, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020
Replies: 91
Views: 22699

Re: Boeing 767 Production/Activity Thread - 2020

how many factory new B767F will FEDEX have in once delivery ends? The next 767-300F for Fedex, N187FE, has been pictured at the compass rose at August 07th 2020. See Matt Cawby's Paine Field blog of August 7 : http://kpae.blogspot.com/2020/08/paine-field-august-7.html Detailed picture : http://www.p...

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by TropicalSky
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?
Replies: 40
Views: 15227

Re: Why was the 747-500 cancelled?

Thanks for this bit of information....didn't know all this That makes no sense, the 787 and A350 both cruise around .85, basically the same as the 747 using the most modern turbofans available and of course so does the 747-8 The 747 is a lot faster than mach .85. It will easily cruise at up to mach ...

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by TropicalSky
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates drops FLL
Replies: 91
Views: 14902

Re: Emirates drops FLL

this is not surprising as it never went daily.

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by TropicalSky
Tue Aug 04, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SLC Terminal Construction Updates
Replies: 183
Views: 45503

Re: SLC Terminal Construction Updates

Any new pics ?

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by TropicalSky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Livery is simple yet elegant Did you get any pics you can post up here? Saw flight test 1 first flight in person and this one. Gets better every time haha https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eehox9RU0AAuEmZ?format=jpg&name=large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Eehox9kU8AAOVLR?format=jpg&name=large Best ...

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by TropicalSky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

Did you get any pics you can post up here?


Spetsnaz55 wrote:
Saw flight test 1 first flight in person and this one. Gets better every time haha

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by TropicalSky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54517

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

was this just posted today? quote="bennett123"]Taken from the news and reference thread. https://www.faa.gov/news/media/attachments/19_035n-R3-8-3-20.pdf How difficult will it be to make these changes to the aircraft already constructed. How difficult will it be to make these changes to ai...

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by TropicalSky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

thanks for this insight...i was very curious on if it was possible as a way that when the aircraft enters service she's as efficient as possible i'm curious, with an extra yr of testing {service entry delayed until 2022} would BOEING be willing to implement improvements found in testing prior(aero c...

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by TropicalSky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

i'm curious, with an extra yr of testing {service entry delayed until 2022} would BOEING be willing to implement improvements found in testing prior(aero clean ups &engine pip) to entry.... or would they just wait until a few yrs into production and put out a big update

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by TropicalSky
Mon Aug 03, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

thanks for the info...i follow KPAEBLOGSPOT but not the last one any idea what's being tested these days? 777-9 N779XX filed BFI-MWH 9:30AM - 11:09AM as BOE2. No official filing for 777-9 N779XY yet however. https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2 777-9 N779XX filed MWH-BFI 12:30PM - 1PM as BOE2. I...

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any idea what's being tested these days?

VCVSpotter wrote:
777-9 N779XX filed BFI-MWH 9:30AM - 11:09AM as BOE2. No official filing for 777-9 N779XY yet however.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2

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by TropicalSky
Sat Jul 25, 2020 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 26393

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

Thanks for that info

RobK wrote:
TropicalSky wrote:
Why have they began flying back some frames from storage?


Rework.

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by TropicalSky
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 26393

Re: Boeing 737MAX Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/12 ... 67648?s=20
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Why have they began flying back some frames from storage?

qf789 wrote:
United Airlines 737MAX9 N37522 ferried MWH-RNT via PAE (20 Jul)

Image

https://twitter.com/JenSchuld/status/12 ... 67648?s=20

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by TropicalSky
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 111
Views: 33192

Re: Airbus A330neo Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

No photo line up of the frames for DAL on the flightline?

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by TropicalSky
Fri Jul 24, 2020 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... 4P2JI?il=0
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Guess Emirates was correct in that they won't get 777X until 2022-sources says Boeing about to announce delay in certification
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-boei ... 4P2JI?il=0

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by TropicalSky
Sun Jul 19, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 233
Views: 53271

Re: Boeing 787 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

I don't think so....they are just on the apron near the Delivery Center,not at the jet bridge

danipawa wrote:
Vistara is taking 2 B789 ? it seems they are at the delivery center

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by TropicalSky
Sat Jul 18, 2020 11:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342715

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... 4I2UR?il=0
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DAL requesting 15% pay cut from pilots to ensure 1 yr of no furloughs
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-heal ... 4I2UR?il=0

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by TropicalSky
Sat Jul 18, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread
Replies: 128
Views: 14675

Re: Delta airlines Q2 2020 earnings thread

So all told DAL is retiring 70 aircrafts so far?

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by TropicalSky
Wed Jul 15, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1
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BOE 001 now also scheduled for a sortie
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE1

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by TropicalSky
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2
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BOE002/N779XX is of on an early sortie
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2

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by TropicalSky
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54517

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

i believe these flights are the pilot demo flights https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE701/history/20200710/1815Z/KBFI/KMWH https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE701/history/20200710/2015Z/KMWH/KBFI Have any of those FAA "airline pilot demo flights" happened or are they already schedul...

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by TropicalSky
Tue Jul 07, 2020 4:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2
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Boe002 is going flying today
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE2

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by TropicalSky
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020
Replies: 191
Views: 278045

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding News and Reference Thread 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KBFI/KMWH
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KMWH/KBFI
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Day 2 of testing
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KBFI/KMWH
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KMWH/KBFI

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by TropicalSky
Tue Jun 30, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 307
Views: 54517

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KBFI/KMWH
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KMWH/KBFI
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Day 2 of testing about to commence
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KBFI/KMWH
https://flightaware.com/live/flight/BOE ... /KMWH/KBFI

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by TropicalSky
Tue Jun 30, 2020 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

WH003/N779XX also did tests on the Hydraulics along with propulsion http://kpae.blogspot.com https://twitter.com/boeingairplanes/status/1277666936902557697?s=21 Boeing officially introduces WH003 They said that flight/preparations for it would be in the 'weeks ahead.' I guess that blows any hope of ...

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by TropicalSky
Mon Jun 29, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57392

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

It's gearing up to be a monumental week for the BOEING COMPANY.......either they make progress to rectify this aircraft and return to the skies/it all goes to the dumps-program cancellation and lost of ALL credibility So we are back on this thing where MCAS has a switch that can be turned on and off...

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by TropicalSky
Sat Jun 27, 2020 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020
Replies: 367
Views: 125417

Re: Airbus A350 Production/Delivery Thread - 2020

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/404

Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 G-VTEB MSN 415, taxi test and RTO (24 Jun)

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/415
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Has Dal n514DN been delivered as yet? I know the acceptance flight was earlier this week....

qf789 wrote:
Delta A359 N515DN MSN 404, taxi test and RTO at TLS (24 Jun)

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/404

Virgin Atlantic A350-1000 G-VTEB MSN 415, taxi test and RTO (24 Jun)

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/415

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by TropicalSky
Tue Jun 23, 2020 1:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020
Replies: 1453
Views: 278129

Re: Boeing 777X Testing/Production Thread - 2020

never heard of that part - engine blowing air into another.....it's always great to learn something new here on the forum The ball keeps vortices from forming that occur in no velocity near ground operation of an engine at high throttle. A moving aircraft breaks the vortex. If the ball isn't there, ...

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by TropicalSky
Mon Jun 22, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: American Airlines Business & Finance Discussion
Replies: 354
Views: 65709

Re: FT: Investors bet AA will file for BK

https://simpleflying.com/american-airli ... lane-cost/
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How will the $8bil for 53 planes over the next 2 yrs affect things
https://simpleflying.com/american-airli ... lane-cost/

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by TropicalSky
Sat Jun 20, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57392

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Ahhh yes! Those are both legitimate cause for concerns What are the 2 strikes against the 777X? IMO they are the current economic climate (airlines have no demand for any new planes never mind the ones at the large end of the scale) and the current regulatory climate (shifting ground around the role...

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by TropicalSky
Sat Jun 20, 2020 6:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 57392

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

What are the 2 strikes against the 777X? quote="Revelation"] Well said. I'd go further and say, competent aircraft manufacturers go beyond the minimum to meet certification requirements. In the case of the Max, Boeing skirted the requirements for a critical system at just about every turn ...

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by TropicalSky
Fri Jun 19, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117486

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

The A35J will work fine on those trunk routes ATL-CDG,ATL-AMS(insert JFK,DTW/MSP) where there's plenty connecting traffic and not big up front in J (40J,60 Premium Y, 60 comfort,195Y)

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by TropicalSky
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020
Replies: 95
Views: 18950

Re: Aircraft Values, And Lease Pricing - Winter 2020

Always enjoy your insight on these topics quote="lightsaber"] This is building on your comment, not rebutting: Let us put it another way, typically value depreciation must accelerate to stimulate the market after such a market shock. In a year, with any reasonable recovery, the MAX and NEO...

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by TropicalSky
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117486

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

Dal 10Q filing of order commitments effective Mar 31 2020 Aircraft Type Purchase Commitments A220-100 14 A220-300 50 A321-200 27 A321-200neo 100 A330-900neo(1) 32 A350-900 26 CRJ-900 4 Total 253 (1) Includes two A330-900neo lease commitments with one in each of 2020 and 2021. LATAM A350 Commitments ...

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by TropicalSky
Fri Jun 19, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342715

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Dal 10Q filing of order commitments effective Mar 31 2020 Aircraft Type Purchase Commitments A220-100 14 A220-300 50 A321-200 27 A321-200neo 100 A330-900neo(1) 32 A350-900 26 CRJ-900 4 Total 253 (1) Includes two A330-900neo lease commitments with one in each of 2020 and 2021. LATAM A350 Commitments ...

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by TropicalSky
Thu Jun 18, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342715

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

Amazing to see them get down to 30mil seeing as the initial goal was 50mil......I'm sure the reactivation of planes and crew will increase cost again-wonder what United & American burn rate is now? Shareholders Meeting: - Cash burn down to $30M for June - "A few more retirements by the end ...

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by TropicalSky
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet
Replies: 747
Views: 117486

Re: DL to permanently retire entire 777 fleet

https://simpleflying.com/delta-last-777-flight-fall/
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Dal 777's scheduled to be gone by November....also looking at other types to retire along with those already announced
https://simpleflying.com/delta-last-777-flight-fall/

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by TropicalSky
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier
Replies: 1961
Views: 342715

Re: Delta plans to emerge a "smaller" carrier

https://simpleflying.com/500-delta-empl ... -covid-19/
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500 DAL employees tested positive with 10 lives lost so far for Covid19 pandemic.... additional testing will be carried out by the company
https://simpleflying.com/500-delta-empl ... -covid-19/

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