tnair1974 wrote:Good to see N309US escape the scrappers at least one more time.
Delta recently announced that a portion of their A320s (among other aircraft types) have been/will be retired this year. N326US, a 1992 bird that was initially stored at MCI as the pandemic spread, was ferried MSP-SBD a couple weeks ago in what may have been its final flight.
Otherwise, so far to my knowledge all DL A320s that have left storage have returned to service including a mix of old (including N309US) and newer models.
SheikhDjibouti wrote:(by all means do some research of your own)
So... not so many early-build MD-80s made it to 25 with their original operator either.
What was your point exactly?
Or we could simply accept that this is a great milestone for Airbus.
DeltaMD95 wrote:SheikhDjibouti wrote:So... not so many early-build MD-80s made it to 25 with their original operator either.
But barking up the MD-80 tree is the wrong aircraft to picking this fight with.
AA, DL, SK, AZ, and others operated countless MD-80 examples from delivery through 25 years of service straight.
Again, not taking away from the A320. But save the braggadocio for 737 classic comparisons.
Want to compare A320 longevity to MD-80/83/88? I didn't think so.
Want to look at how many early-build 320s didn't make it to 25 with their original operators?
Swissair (launch customer); MD-81 1980-1998
PSA MD-81 1981 - 2002
Austrian Airlines; MD-81 1980 - 1999; MD-82/83/87 1983 - 2005
AA - famous for flying something over 370 examples, and whilst a handful of them are setting service records, the majority are falling way short.
DeltaMD95 wrote:Countless? Let's see shall we?AA, DL, SK, AZ, and others operated countless MD-80 examples from delivery through 25 years of service straight.
SheikhDjibouti wrote:So... not so many early-build MD-80s made it to 25 with their original operator either.
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