DL_Mech wrote:The DL 1501-1506 planes have non-FADEC CF6 engines, which is what the early AA 763s have. I think this is what kept them out of the scrapyard.
That makes sense. And indeed your point is even stronger: I'm thinking that in fact none of the AA 763s had FADEC GEs, including the ones AA bought in 2003. The ex-TWA ones (which AA swiftly got rid of) were PW4060s, which are digitally-controlled, of course, but no GE FADEC.
So, consistent with your point, all of the AA 763s that CAM has bought and converted over the years are non-FADEC. And, as you point out, the ex-DL ones that CAM bought were also non-FADEC.
Your former employer made the switch to FADEC engines, with the 1600s. Amazon bought 7 of those, so those Amazon-owned planes have FADEC GEs, if they ever make it through conversion. I guess Amazon is in no rush.