JetBlue averages 11.77 hours per day, I believe there is room to increase. That is 4300 hours/year. So a little less at 28 years for 120k. LH is scrapping a 26 year old A320 soon as there aren't enough hours left to justify a heavy C check. I'm not aware of an aircraft taken to the limit as they mu...Jump to post
8108, N108DQ enters revenue service today.
8110 arrived in ATL yesterday: https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N110DUJump to post
MSN 50027, N108DU experienced some physical damage during the FAL. Now scheduled to deliver after MSN 50029, N110DU.Jump to post
8109 arrived in ATL today from Mirabel https://flightaware.com/live/flight/N109DU 777ER's - the remaining aircraft will receive the C+ mod before the summer schedule in ATL, completing the midlife mod for the ERs. 777LR's - two additional tails (7104 and 7107) will get Midlife mod before start of su...Jump to post
Aircraft aren’t replaced 1:1. Many routes operated by 320/M88/M90 at ATL have been replaced with 739/321 - sometimes in lower frequency, sometimes for growth. This then enables the M88 to be retired, and frees the 320 and M90 to replace M88 in markets that can’t support a capacity increase. One can...Jump to post
The DAL announcement did come out on March 22nd, but was quiet until the official announcement that Boeing would not be taking any additional action against Bombardier. http://atwonline.com/manufacturers/boeing-won-t-appeal-bombardier-cseries-ruling Deliveries to DAL are to start in October with six...Jump to post
I am hearing that DL is shooting for a late May first delivery, depending on 2 things, D301 approval from the FAA and undisclosed seating issues. Let's hope they can get it ironed out. My understanding is DL will take first deliveries August - October 2018 time frame. Official announcement to come ...Jump to post
Is it even legal (meaning passenger-carrying flights) for 747 without tank inerting modification to operate after December 31, 2017? A lot was written about it being a "drop-dead date". I'm curious about this question, and I haven't seen an answer. Is there some sort of exception for char...Jump to post
It's actually on Delta.com! http://www.delta.com/content/www/en_US/traveling-with-us/airports-and-aircraft/Aircraft/boeing-757-200-75p.html The 75P (prior 75G) really isn't getting in-seat IFE or even power installed? Looks like that from DL's website.... Seems odd, especially since N819DX was in m...Jump to post
Additional fleet updates: Delta picked up 10 additional B737-900ER's to bring the total order to 130 aircraft. Expected delivery for the 10 additional aircraft to be Oct 2018 thru April 2019. N665DN will be the first of the additional 7 B757 to receive 199 Pax mod in June. The remaining six will rec...Jump to post
My B757 explanation is based on the CAP increase, which was not explained earlier. I also wanted to include all 7, even though a few of them are already mentioned in the Delta Status Report. I know many here have a hard time with the idea of not accomplishing a M-check along with the 199 Mod, but i...Jump to post
My B757 explanation is based on the CAP increase, which was not explained earlier. I also wanted to include all 7, even though a few of them are already mentioned in the Delta Status Report. I know many here have a hard time with the idea of not accomplishing a M-check along with the 199 Mod, but it...Jump to post
N658DL, N659DL, N660DL, N665DN, N667DN, N668DN, and N669DN will all be added as CAP increases, taking the place of the 7 A320’s that will be parked in late 2017. Currently they are all scheduled for M-checks starting in January, but not 199 Pax. The 199 Pax, mod should come late 2017. No new winglet...Jump to post
Two Check/Interior Mod lines have started in MSP. I'm sure N361NB is the first Interior mod. N326NB is only a L-Check. The plan for the A319/320 interior mods are to have them all completed by the start of the summer 2017 flight schedule. Same for B757 AC 670 - 684.Jump to post
AC 670 - 684 will not see the 199 Pax Mod until fall 2016. They were originally on the park list and now that they will be kept around a little longer they will get the mod. Keep in mind, it takes time to pull all the interior mod package requirements together.Jump to post
B717 N987DN 9587 - already painted and just inducted into EIS mod, to enter Delta service approximately 25 Mar N988DN 9588 - just completed paint vist and to enter Delta service approximately 18 Feb N989DN 9589 - just completed paint visit and to enter Delta service approximately 28 Feb All three ha...Jump to post
The park schedule was revised this week to reflect the changes to the 757 park schedule. Aircraft 670 - 684 (except 677) will continue to be flown past 2017, but to date, no decision has been released on configuration of these particular aircraft.Jump to post
The last DC9's will fly until Jan 7, 2014.
The first 717, is flying around the southeast by flight ops and now that the FAA is back to work, there will be no more delayed deliveries from AirTran/SW.
Delta is scheduled to have approximately 15 717's by the end of 2013.
If you are out and about you will see that the above a/c 5803, is now in the new silver mica livery. The remaining old livery 753 are being painted (6 remain). They are to be completed by the end of Jan 08. All 752 have the new livery. A319/320 painting is also taking place. By the end of the year o...Jump to post
I am surprised that no one has questioned the loss of the left hydraulic system. The NTSB report states the loss of right hyd. system due to a failure of the rudder s/o valve. The brake system utilizes both the rt. and lt. hyd. system, so what happened to the lt. hyd. system? What happened is what n...Jump to post
As stated before, Omni will receive 5 of the the last 6 DC-10 to come off the Douglas line. 1238,1239,1240,1243 and 1244. These are all low time and cycle a/c. 1236 is leaving <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>...Jump to post
I confirmed this original posting on friday, just slow to respond. The original posting is correct with flight routings and a/c to be configured w/winglets and ETOPS. This has all been approved by marketing. 5644 is to be the first to be configured w/winglets in Sept.with another to follow. March 07...Jump to post
I have heard this plan, but are you sure about the a/c? 5644-5649 are Asia configured a/c and the plan is to keep 4-5 757's in Asia. I know 5644 is returning to the mainland this week. I did hear that it would be the first to be configured with winglets and undergo flight evaluations prior to the fu...Jump to post
Today there will be some type of retirement ceremony at the old Douglas plant at <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA - California">LGB</acronym>. NWA flew a DC-9, 9943, N1308T with a fresh paint scheam out to <acronym title="Long Beach - Daugherty Field (LGB / KLGB), USA -...Jump to post
1236 has been officially retired and is in the process of going to Omni Air as a spare parts a/c. Omni is also in the process of aquiring 5 DC-10 <acronym title="DHL Worldwide Express (Belgium)">ER</acronym>'s from NWA (1238, 1239, 1240, 1243 and 1244). The current plan is to end schedlued NWA DC-10...Jump to post
22 years US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym>, Air Force Reserve and Air National Guard. Maintenance on F-4's, F-16's, C-5's and C-130's. 7 years at <acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym> with large operator ...Jump to post
There are currently 13 DC-9's in Marana that are scheduled to be returned to service during 2006-2007: 4 -30's, 4 -40's and 5 -50's. This year 6 -30's will be parked saving D check cost. The last DC-9 parked, 9945 was damaged by a free wheeling SWA baggage cart in Louisville, KY. The a/c had to be f...Jump to post
Why do people on this post continue to boast about replacement pilots...... NOT GOING TOO HAPPEN!!!!!!! Northwest has stated that they don't have a plan to replace striking pilots. A strike authorization vote is just what the pilots must do to prove there solidarity. The pilots and flight attendants...Jump to post
Rottamo---"According to their financial reports situation was:" Obviously that was the number in September 2005. The following months NWA parked quite a few nines and that number also takes into account 9 DC-9 -40/-50's and 4 -30's that are currently parked and are supposed to come back into service...Jump to post
NWA is curently flying 104 DC-9s.
A/C cycles are not driving them to park, but rather 'H' and 'M' checks.
NWA had decided to park a/c based on checks comming due in order to save $.
757 and A320/319 are currently having their leases scurentenized.
To date, NWA has rejected and returned to leasors 10 A319's; 3103-3112, 1 A320; 3246, and 1 757; 5524. There there are a number of a/c still parked due to lease negotiations or awaiting heavy check. This includes 2 A-320's and 10 757-200's. As for the DC-9's: the fleet has shrunk from 172 to 113 a/c...Jump to post
The four DC-9-30's were scheduled to retire due to their high cycles and the RVSM requirements that went into effect Jan 20th. 9903, 9906, 9907 and 9909. The last three DC-9-10's were also retired. 9138, 9153 and 9154. Two -50's (9881 and 9980) and three -30's (9938, 9968 and 9972) will return to se...Jump to post
The 5 757's are scheduled as 'short term' park. Although they have been there for 18+ months, NWA currently as no plan to pull them from <acronym title="Marana - Pinal Airpark (Silver Bell AHP) (MZJ), USA - Arizona">MZJ</acronym> (the Sep 04 long term plan was to pull them in early 05, but that has ...Jump to post
How many people on this post have witnessed an a/c in 'D' check? I have been in the aviation industry for 25 years and I can tell you that stripping a/c for a 'D' check is not a normal procedure. A/C painting is a separately scheduled task, stripping, priming and painting is accomplished in EPA appr...Jump to post
The Board of Directors meeting is the one I was referring too. Redtailmsp..... hit the nail on the head from what I have been told after I initiated this post. I was told that the Airbus proposal is actually a A330-800. This would have all the improvements of the A350, with a cockpit similar to the ...Jump to post
I am surprised that no nwa employees have mentioned the "decision regarding widebody aircraft replacement for DC10". This is one of the near term goals for nwa as stated by Doug Steenland. NWA will soon (Dec 8th meeting) announce a decision for a DC-10 replacement. The word is that the A330 delivery...Jump to post