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by bigbird
Mon Jan 18, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 7
Replies: 223
Views: 39637

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 7

I think that the 757s that were retired and then scheduled for charter modification already had winglets.

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by bigbird
Thu Jan 14, 2016 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 7
Replies: 223
Views: 39637

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 7

Was 767-332 N126DL phased out on Jan. 4th as planned?

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by bigbird
Wed Jan 06, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: LM Ends 2015 With $5.3B C-130J Deal
Replies: 2
Views: 6895

RE: LM Ends 2015 With $5.3B C-130J Deal

Is there a chance that they might increase the monthly production rate from 2 frames monthly?

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by bigbird
Tue Jan 05, 2016 11:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 7
Replies: 223
Views: 39637

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 7

Didn't they both do test flights recently?

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by bigbird
Tue Jan 05, 2016 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 7
Replies: 223
Views: 39637

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 7

I know that Voltea will be phasing out their 717s in the not too distant future and that there has been a lot of speculation that DL will try to pick up some of these but is there any hard evidence that this is really so?

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by bigbird
Wed Dec 30, 2015 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A320neo First Delivery Delayed Until 2016
Replies: 58
Views: 19369

RE: A320neo First Delivery Delayed Until 2016

How many NEOS is Airbus currently producing per month?

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by bigbird
Sun Dec 27, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: When Will DL Begin To Retire The M88?
Replies: 65
Views: 14409

RE: When Will DL Begin To Retire The M88?

They already purchased several ex SAS MD-80s for parts as well I believe that they have some ex AA birds also.

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by bigbird
Thu Dec 24, 2015 6:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Production Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

RE: 737NG Production Question

737-400 OK-FGS was the last classic delivered and to CSA.. It was L/N 3132 and was delivered on 25/02/2000.

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by bigbird
Thu Dec 24, 2015 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737NG Production Question
Replies: 3
Views: 1693

737NG Production Question

DL just ordered 20 737NGs and delivery is stretched out to 2019. by then the 737 MAX will be in full production, when will the production end for the NG?

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by bigbird
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6
Replies: 229
Views: 36084

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6

Blue 1 stopped flying the 717 on Nov. 6th. I suspect that the last one to be delivered to DL is still sitting at their home base.

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by bigbird
Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6
Replies: 229
Views: 36084

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6

All of the ex AirTran 717s were supposed to be in service by the end of this month. I do not think that this is going to happen. Is this correct?

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by bigbird
Sun Nov 29, 2015 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA Unveils Air Cal Retrojet
Replies: 60
Views: 17898

RE: AA Unveils Air Cal Retrojet

Don't hold your breath about DL ever doing any other airline "retro " color schemes.

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by bigbird
Sat Nov 28, 2015 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 737 MAX Repeat Question
Replies: 0
Views: 970

737 MAX Repeat Question

I know that it was posted previously but I could not find the post but I know that the first MAX was LN # 5602 but what are the next ones off the line?

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by bigbird
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6
Replies: 229
Views: 36084

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6

By the way, my soured for this info was SpeedNews.

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by bigbird
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6
Replies: 229
Views: 36084

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6

Maybe the other 757s are coming from the same source. I just found out about this today.

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by bigbird
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6
Replies: 229
Views: 36084

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6

The first ex UA is CN. #24810.

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by bigbird
Fri Nov 27, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6
Replies: 229
Views: 36084

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6

Also they just bought ex-Koreanair 747-400 cn. #26398 for spare for part out at MZJ.

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by bigbird
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6
Replies: 229
Views: 36084

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6

DL just bought 6 757s from <acronym title="United Airlines (USA)">UA</acronym> for part out. One for delivery in DEC. and the other 5 for delivery in JAN. for the same reason. Why in the world would they do that when they already have more than enough 757s in the desert to supply them with spares fo...

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by bigbird
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Pilot Contract Update?
Replies: 7
Views: 2729

Delta Pilot Contract Update?

Since they turned down the offer a few months ago does anyone know when or if they are ready to present a new proposal to the MEC so that it can be presemted to the main pilot group?

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by bigbird
Sat Nov 14, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6
Replies: 229
Views: 36084

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 6

According to the 717 schedule of entry for modifications N932AT should be the next delivery. There has not been one in awhile. Has there been some type of problem or are they doing something different with these last 5?

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by bigbird
Mon Nov 09, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing Paint Lines?
Replies: 6
Views: 2348

Boeing Paint Lines?

I know that Boeing has 3 Paint hangars at <acronym title="Everett - Snohomish County / Paine Field (PAE / KPAE), USA - Washington">PAE</acronym> and they send widebodies to <acronym title="Portland - International (PDX / KPDX), USA - Oregon">PDX</acronym>, <acronym title="Victorville - Southern Cali...

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by bigbird
Sun Nov 01, 2015 3:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

Today is the last day of service for the Blue 1 717s so they should be on the way to VQQ shortly.

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by bigbird
Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

737-932ER N848DN L/N 5662 estimated delivery Nov. 12th and N849DN L/N 5675 Nov. 20th.

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by bigbird
Sat Oct 24, 2015 7:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

What are the Regs. and fleet numbers going to be for the A321s that will be delivered starting in February?

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by bigbird
Fri Oct 23, 2015 12:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

Have any more 717s been delivered since N950AT which I believe was about 10 days ago?

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by bigbird
Thu Oct 22, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx/TNT Full Steam Ahead
Replies: 22
Views: 5606

RE: FedEx/TNT Full Steam Ahead

I do not know what other days they operate to ATL but there is a 777F every Sunday morning.

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by bigbird
Mon Oct 12, 2015 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

That makes 7 more ex-AirTran birds left to enter service. Is that correct?

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by bigbird
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

Is <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> sourcing the 757s for parts at <acronym title="Blytheville - Arkansas International (Eaker AFB) (BYH / KBYH), USA - Arkansas">BYH</acronym> just like the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-80s and <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</ac...

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by bigbird
Wed Oct 07, 2015 8:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

A lot of the 757s that DL is keeping still do not have winglets. Have they decided to stop putting them on?

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by bigbird
Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: KC-135 Fleet Current Status
Replies: 42
Views: 12969

RE: KC-135 Fleet Current Status

What is the oldest active KC-135 at this time? It would probably be from 1957 contract year as I know that there a few of those still operational.

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by bigbird
Fri Sep 18, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

When is the expected roll out?

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by bigbird
Mon Sep 14, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737 MAX Question
Replies: 8
Views: 3453

B737 MAX Question

The first 737 -8 Max, L/N 5602 will actually roll out in the next few days. When is the official roll out and introduction? Also when is the 1st flight planned?

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by bigbird
Sat Sep 12, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

With <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> doing cockpit upgrades to the <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-90s, how much difference would it make then make them from the <acronym title="Saudi Arabian Airlines">SV</acronym> <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym> -90s th...

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by bigbird
Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

Another question, since they are reequipping the 739ers with Scimitar w8inglets what are they doing with old ones that they remove? Also is there any plan to put the Scimitars on the 738s?

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by bigbird
Thu Sep 10, 2015 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Connection CJ-900 Question
Replies: 4
Views: 2850

Delta Connection CJ-900 Question

I have noticed the last new <acronym title="China Northern Airlines">CJ</acronym>-900 was delivered to a <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> connection carrier in January of this year. Are there any other <acronym title="China Northern Airlines">CJ</acronym>-900s on order for any of ...

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by bigbird
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

I know the MD-80s are getting the cockpit upgrades but will this be for the whole fleet or just the later deliveries? If so, what is the cutoff point ?

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by bigbird
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737NG Vs A320 Question
Replies: 20
Views: 8784

737NG Vs A320 Question

I have read that the 737NG is certified for 75000 cycles and the A320 for only 48000. Is this number correct or if not what is the correct number. Also does this hold true for the A319 and A321?

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by bigbird
Thu Sep 10, 2015 11:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL MD-80 Question
Replies: 15
Views: 6620

DL MD-80 Question

I know that <acronym title="Delta Air Lines (USA)">DL</acronym> bought all of the remaining <acronym title="Air Madagascar">MD</acronym>-83s awhile back for parts. How many did they purchase and have they all been delivered. Also what is the status of N909DL at <acronym title="New York - La Guardia ...

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by bigbird
Wed Sep 09, 2015 2:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

Maybe they will paint the last 717 delivered in the Skyteam colors. That would look pretty good.

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by bigbird
Tue Sep 08, 2015 11:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pink Delta 767-400 Is No More
Replies: 49
Views: 22252

RE: Pink Delta 767-400 Is No More

How do we know that they are not replacing it with a new aircraft and a new scheme? This one has been around for awhile.

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by bigbird
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5
Replies: 254
Views: 36012

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 5

Are there any plans to rotate any of the 744s in storage back into service as the ones in service run out of time before the final withdrawal?

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by bigbird
Mon Sep 07, 2015 3:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 44714

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

6301 will be stored at the TOC until DEC. I thought that it was being brought over to the museum in October.

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by bigbird
Fri Sep 04, 2015 10:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 44714

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

Bring on more MD-90s for service instead of scrapping them for parts.

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by bigbird
Wed Sep 02, 2015 1:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 44714

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

How many Taiwanese MD-90s are left to be delivered to DL for parts?

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by bigbird
Fri Aug 28, 2015 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 44714

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

Have N940AT & N952AT entered service as expected? They were projected for Aug. 26th?

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by bigbird
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 44714

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

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by bigbird
Thu Aug 27, 2015 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 44714

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

Are there still no updates as to when the Blue 1 717s are to be delivered?

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by bigbird
Sat Aug 22, 2015 1:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 44714

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

What 763ERs are coming off of international flying to domestic to replace the 763s that are being retired?

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by bigbird
Fri Aug 21, 2015 6:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 44714

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

What is the planned retirement date for N661US that is going to the DL Heritage museum? I also know that it was mentioned before but which Domestic 763s are being retired this Fall but could you please repeat the info.

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by bigbird
Thu Aug 20, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4
Replies: 251
Views: 44714

RE: Delta Aircraft Refurbishment - Part 4

Are all 4 ex Shanghai birds in SAT being worked on simultaneously to enter service around the first of DEC?

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