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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Wed Sep 22, 2021 2:49 pm

8128 RTS tomorrow
668 tracking to RTS tomorrow

IFC
3802 back in service
3827/3903/3927/3047 to enter mods today
3822 RTS later today
3923/3029 RTS tomorrow
3823 to enter mods tomorrow
3820 to RTS 9/24
 
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N823DX, Newest 757-200 Stored by Delta - Why?

Thu Sep 23, 2021 1:57 am

I'm curious why N823DX, the last produced 757-200 is currently being stored by Delta. It flew during the pandemic so I don't see it being related to that. Has a new interior as well, just curious if anyone has any knowledge why it's stored, and if it's for something temporary or permanent.

Edit to add: It's currently being stored at QRO.
 
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Re: N823DX, Newest 757-200 Stored by Delta - Why?

Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:10 am

With absolutely no knowledge. I would assume it needs heavy maintenance but there’s other birds that need it first. The heavy maintenance facilities for the Us3 are full at the moment and have been for some time. I would assume it’s just stored for the time being and it’ll be back when there’s a chance to slip it into the maintenance schedule.
 
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Re: N823DX, Newest 757-200 Stored by Delta - Why?

Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:24 am

johnconquest wrote:
I'm curious why N823DX, the last produced 757-200 is currently being stored by Delta. It flew during the pandemic so I don't see it being related to that. Has a new interior as well, just curious if anyone has any knowledge why it's stored, and if it's for something temporary or permanent.
Edit to add: It's currently being stored at QRO.


Query whether it's really being "stored". DL does 757 maintenance in QRO, and it's only been there about 10 weeks. Perhaps it hit a hard deadline (hours/cycles) and was flown there to be worked on when a slot was available. Summer's over, so a little more slack in the fleet, and if it went in on July 1 for a C-check, it probably wasn't coming out until summer peak would be essentially-over, anyway, even if it had been slipped straight in. There are a few 757s that are actually at places where DL stores, but does not work on, aircraft, and those are expected to return as well.

I think RyanFlyer's instincts are likely-correct.
 
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Re: N823DX, Newest 757-200 Stored by Delta - Why?

Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:49 am

Heh. It'll come back.

More reasons to keep a younger aircraft than an older one flying assuming they aren't being slated for retirement soon and aren't trying to defer having to do a C or D check on them, regardless of age.

Side note, I'm surprised anytime an aircraft goes past 30 years; it's like being 100 IMO (unless it's cargo). Surely by that time it has already accumulated close to its max amount of cycles or hours?

Oh yeah, that aircraft is my avatar.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Sep 23, 2021 4:38 am

6823 is at QRO awaiting a mx slot. It's not stored like those in VCV, for example.
 
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Re: N823DX, Newest 757-200 Stored by Delta - Why?

Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:47 am

johnconquest wrote:
I'm curious why N823DX, the last produced 757-200 is currently being stored by Delta. It flew during the pandemic so I don't see it being related to that. Has a new interior as well, just curious if anyone has any knowledge why it's stored, and if it's for something temporary or permanent.

Edit to add: It's currently being stored at QRO.


A fact and an observation: It's the last B757 built in April 2005...it also doesn't have "DELTA" and the Widget on the underbelly when it was painted in 2016, though other aircraft at that time were already being repainted/delivered with the underbelly painted AFAIK!
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Sep 23, 2021 12:17 pm

Aircraft at QRO, SAL, VQQ, CAN are in or pending maintenance checks and/or mods
CWF is paint
VCV, MZJ, SBD, and BHM are storage
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Sep 23, 2021 2:10 pm

668 back in service
8128 RTS later today

IFC
3923/3029 RTS this morning
3923 to enter mods today
3820 RTS tomorrow
3872/3925 to enter mods 9/24
3871/3921 RTS 9/25
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:07 pm

Anyone know what the deal is with N305DQ, one of the retired 737-700s? Ferried to TPA the other day as DL9937. I would guess that it’s going there for maintenance before heading to a new carrier (wasn’t there talk about Avelo getting these?), but the ferry was under a Delta flight number, which seemed strange
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:35 am

gdavis003 wrote:
Anyone know what the deal is with N305DQ, one of the retired 737-700s? Ferried to TPA the other day as DL9937. I would guess that it’s going there for maintenance before heading to a new carrier (wasn’t there talk about Avelo getting these?), but the ferry was under a Delta flight number, which seemed strange


It ferried in with titles blanked out, rudder still showed the DL widget. It is currently inside the Airborne North hangar. Small chance it may get a cargo conversion, we'll keep an eye on it.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Fri Sep 24, 2021 3:15 pm

9570 ferrying to QRO today
9565 exiting SBD today
8128 RTS pushed to tomorrow
649 (75C) showing exit from QRO tomorrow

IFC
3820 back in service
3872/3925 to enter mods today
3871/3921 RTS tomorrow
3816/3843 should enter 9/26
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Fri Sep 24, 2021 4:32 pm

audidudi wrote:
DL's next new A359 has rolled out of the FAL and will become N516DN:

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/530

The following regs have been reserved so far for some of the ex-LATAM frames:

MSN 064 PR-XTF... will become N571DZ...currently at VCV since June 21 2021.
MSN xxx..................will become N572DZ
MSN xxx..................will become N573DZ.
MSN 265 PR-XTJ...will become N574DZ...currently at VCV since June 15 2021.
MSN 282 PR-XTK...will become N575DZ...currently at VCV since May 25 2021.
MSN 313 PR-XTL...will become N576DZ...currently at VCV since July 28 2021.
MSN xxx..................will become N577DZ
MSN xxx..................will become N578DZ
MSN xxx..................will become N579DZ

The following frames are currently at VCV but does anyone know if any of these are also destined for DL?

MSN 024 PR-XTA...currently at VCV since Sept 30 2020.
MSN 027 PR-XTB...currently at VCV since July 10 2020.
MSN 035 PR-XTC...currently at VCV since Aug 19 2021.
MSN 079 PR-XTG...currently at VCV since July 21 2021
MSN 363 PR-XTM...currently at VCV since June 25 2021.



MSN 48 PR-XTE now N570DZ
MSN 200 PR-XTH now N572DZ

Curious, anyone know with which MSN# the PIP started?
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Fri Sep 24, 2021 7:42 pm

gearsdown wrote:
audidudi wrote:
DL's next new A359 has rolled out of the FAL and will become N516DN:

https://aibfamily.flights/A350/530

The following regs have been reserved so far for some of the ex-LATAM frames:

MSN 064 PR-XTF... will become N571DZ...currently at VCV since June 21 2021.
MSN xxx..................will become N572DZ
MSN xxx..................will become N573DZ.
MSN 265 PR-XTJ...will become N574DZ...currently at VCV since June 15 2021.
MSN 282 PR-XTK...will become N575DZ...currently at VCV since May 25 2021.
MSN 313 PR-XTL...will become N576DZ...currently at VCV since July 28 2021.
MSN xxx..................will become N577DZ
MSN xxx..................will become N578DZ
MSN xxx..................will become N579DZ

The following frames are currently at VCV but does anyone know if any of these are also destined for DL?

MSN 024 PR-XTA...currently at VCV since Sept 30 2020.
MSN 027 PR-XTB...currently at VCV since July 10 2020.
MSN 035 PR-XTC...currently at VCV since Aug 19 2021.
MSN 079 PR-XTG...currently at VCV since July 21 2021
MSN 363 PR-XTM...currently at VCV since June 25 2021.



MSN 48 PR-XTE now N570DZ
MSN 200 PR-XTH now N572DZ

Curious, anyone know with which MSN# the PIP started?


Assuming MSN 245 which is an ex-South African ship will become N573DZ.

**edited to add the 280T starts at MSN 219**
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Sat Sep 25, 2021 3:58 am

9565 exit pushed to tomorrow
649's exit tomorrow unconfirmed
3250 exit SAL 9/26
9548 exit QRO 9/26
6815 RTS 9/26 on charter to MKE. Ryder Cup charter to JFK?

IFC
3871 back in service
3986 to enter mods 9/26
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:26 pm

3903/3827/3927 RTS 9/27
3843 to enter mods tomorrow
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Sun Sep 26, 2021 4:02 am

3830 to exit MCI tomorrow with SSWs
3848 to enter MCI for IFC
3145 to enter VQQ tomorrow
3148 exit VQQ tomorrow
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:00 am

n515cr wrote:
3830 to exit MCI tomorrow with SSWs
3848 to enter MCI for IFC
3145 to enter VQQ tomorrow
3148 exit VQQ tomorrow


Welp, was wrong about 3848, and 3830's RTS appears to be delayed.
3250 in the air
3148's RTS appears to be delayed to tomorrow morning
9548 RTS tomorrow
8128 RTS still delayed

IFC
3927 back in service
3826 entering mods tomorrow
3874/3915 entering mods 9/28
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:23 am

n515cr wrote:
9565 exit pushed to tomorrow
9548 exit QRO 9/26


Has there been any more talk on how many 717s DL is going to keep? Planespotters (I know, not always the best source) says they have 53 active.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:03 pm

777Mech wrote:
Assuming MSN 245 which is an ex-South African ship will become N573DZ.

N573DZ should be MSN 250 PR-XTI. The South African plane, if it does truly end up at Delta, would fall in the N577DZ-N582DZ range.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:05 pm

DeltaRules wrote:
n515cr wrote:
9565 exit pushed to tomorrow
9548 exit QRO 9/26


Has there been any more talk on how many 717s DL is going to keep? Planespotters (I know, not always the best source) says they have 53 active.


Good question. There is likely to be a 9/30/21 active fleet count in the 8-K and/or 10-Q filings in less than three weeks. If they have decided to push out 763 retirements that should also be noted.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Sep 27, 2021 2:31 pm

The last sort messaging regarding the 717 to get up to an active fleet of ~65 frames for Summer 2022.

The fleet is at 53 active, and 9565 takes it to 54. The active fleet was down to ~45 at the depth of COVID and there have been a slow trickle of 717s out of storage at about 1 a month since the beginning of the year.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Sep 27, 2021 3:19 pm

I seem to remember seeing a post stating around 10-11 would be coming out of storage (timeframe TBD), so that would line up with the ~65 total noted by PSU.DTW.SCE above.

3847 exit QRO today and RTS
9548 RTS today
8128 RTS later today
3848 now showing mx entry at MCI today
3830 to RTS tomorrow with SSWs
649 exit QRO tomorrow
3776 exit QRO tomorrow
3737 to ferry to QRO tomorrow

IFC
3827/3925 back in service
3872 RTS 9/29
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:10 pm

The 717s are obviously used on relatively high cycle missions and were so before their purchase by Delta. The common reputation, however accurate based on a variety of factors, of these dc-9 variants is their potentially extensive service life. Obviously that doesn't mean they are cost-efficient but how much life do these aircraft realistically have left if cost and engine mx are not an issue? Could they, theoretically, be flown until the late 2020s and into 2030? I don't expect that as DL appears to be putting its eggs in up-gauging and I seem to remember the 717s had some sort of AD in regard to their seats?
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Sep 27, 2021 5:28 pm

flyboy80 wrote:
Obviously that doesn't mean they are cost-efficient but how much life do these aircraft realistically have left if cost and engine mx are not an issue?


Economics retires a lot of aircraft before hours or cycles do. I'm not expecting DL to walk back the December 2025 retiremement date, but if they do, there could be a partial reversal of the impairment charge for all the world to see.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Sep 27, 2021 6:01 pm

5647 now showing to exit VQQ tonight.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Tue Sep 28, 2021 2:31 pm

3847 back in service
9548 RTS delayed to tomorrow
8128 back in service
3830 back in service, should have SSWs
3737 en route to QRO
649 to exit QRO today
3776 to exit QRO today and RTS tonight
5647 RTS tomorrow

IFC
3826/3848 entered mods
3903 RTS
3874/3915 to enter mods today
3872 RTS tomorrow
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:59 pm

3357 showing exit from SAL tomorrow. First 332 with PS.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:34 am

3776 back in service
5647 back in service
3357 arrived in ATL with PS. RTS TBD.
9548 RTS tomorrow
1024 delivery on Friday. IFC to be installed at induction

IFC
3823/3872 RTS
3825/3833/3897 to enter mods 9/30
3816/3896/3843 RTS 10/1
3829 to enter mods 10/1
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:39 am

n515cr wrote:
3357 showing exit from SAL tomorrow. First 332 with PS.


Looks like a seat map is up. (Wasn't sure if this was posted.)
https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/airbus/a330-200
Called out as 3M2. There are also 3 random rows (45-47) on the right side of the plane that are noted as preferred seating. Wonder if that's a mistake or if those seats have extra room for some reason and the left side equivalent seats don't have it? They are not noted as preferred on the non-PS version of the 332.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Sep 30, 2021 1:47 am

jb1087xna wrote:
n515cr wrote:
3357 showing exit from SAL tomorrow. First 332 with PS.


Looks like a seat map is up. (Wasn't sure if this was posted.)
https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/airbus/a330-200
Called out as 3M2. There are also 3 random rows (45-47) on the right side of the plane that are noted as preferred seating. Wonder if that's a mistake or if those seats have extra room for some reason and the left side equivalent seats don't have it? They are not noted as preferred on the non-PS version of the 332.


Very good catch on the bizarre designation in rows 45-47 H and J as preferred. The only thing I could think of would be flight attendant rest seats that sell as preferred because of added leg room. But why would there be rest seats mid-cabin? And this bird might even have a bunk room - so I am not sure if it has rest seats. Also, as a former UA flight attendant, I would have loved to work this aircraft in coach because all the lavs are separate from the galleys. So much easier to serve when there isn't a line in the galley!
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Sep 30, 2021 10:59 am

jb1087xna wrote:
n515cr wrote:
3357 showing exit from SAL tomorrow. First 332 with PS.


Looks like a seat map is up. (Wasn't sure if this was posted.)
https://www.delta.com/us/en/aircraft/airbus/a330-200


Somehow it magically added 700 miles of range since 2019.

Internet Archive from 4/2/2019: https://web.archive.org/web/20190402152 ... s/a330-200
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Sep 30, 2021 2:33 pm

3762 ferry to QRO tomorrow

IFC
3843 RTS a day early
3031 entered MCI for mods
3030 RTS 10/2
3826 RTS 10/2

*******************************************************************************************
Fleet Mod Status 30 September 2021

A330-900neo Induction (3401-11): 11/35

A330-300 PS Mod (3301-3331): 2/31
N806NW 3306 Entered September 17, 2021; est. exit October 22, 2021
N813NW 3313 Entered May 13, 2021; finished July 30, 2021
N825NW 3325 Entered September 20, 2021; est. exit October 15, 2021
N829NW 3329 Entered July 14, 2021; finished Aug 27, 2021

A330-200 PS Mod (3351-3361): 1/11
N857NW 3357 Entered Aug 11, 2021; finished Sept 29, 2021

767-400 D1 Suite Conversions – J34W20+28Y156: 19/21
N825MH 1801 Entered Feb 19, 2020; finished Sep 10, 2020, delayed due to COVID-19
N826MH 1802 Entered Nov 17, 2019; finished Jan 19, 2020
N827MH 1803 Entered Feb 26, 2020; finished Oct 22, 2020, delayed due to COVID-19
N828MH 1804 Entered Jan 3, 2019; finished Jun 24, 2019
N829MH 1805 Entered Sep 8, 2020; finished Oct 22, 2020
N830MH 1806 Entered Oct 21, 2020; finished Dec 13, 2020
N831MH 1807 Entered Sep 2, 2019; finished Nov 12, 2019
N832MH 1808 Entered Mar 30, 3021; finished May 3, 2021
N833MH 1809 Entered Sep 13, 2019; finished Nov 24, 2019
N834MH 1810 Entered Sep 11, 2019; finished Nov 17, 2019
N835MH 1811 Entered Oct 1, 2019; finished Dec 5, 2019
N836MH 1812 Entered Nov 20, 2019; finished Jan 28, 2020
N837MH 1813 Entered Nov 29, 2019; finished Feb 18, 2020
N838MH 1814 Entered Dec 10, 2019; finished Feb 25, 2020
N839MH 1815 Entered Jan 22, 2019; finished Oct 20, 2020, delayed due to COVID-19
N840MH 1816 Entered Jan 23, 2019; finished Sep 11, 2020, delayed due to COVID-19
N841MH 1817 Stored @ MZJ
N842MH 1818 Stored @ MZJ
N843MH 1819 Entered Dec 13, 2020; finished Feb 3, 2021
N844MH 1820 Entered Feb 4, 2021; finished March 29, 2021
N845MH 1821 Entered Feb 4, 2021; finished March 28, 2021

767-300ER 76K Mod – C26W18Y+21Y151 (PS seats, new lavs, PED power all seats, LED lighting): 1/34
N178DZ 1708 Entered Feb 3, 2021; exited June 14, 2021

757-200 IFC: 1
*Aircraft with ViaSat IFC: 5652
**Aircraft in Mod: expect lines to start in Oct 2021

737-900ER (3801-3930) Scimitar Upgrades (123/130) and ViaSat IFC (55/130)
*Aircraft without split scimitar winglets: 3828, 3901-3906
**Expect SSW-less aircraft to receive SSWs during maintenance visits starting in Fall/Winter 2021
*Aircraft with ViaSat IFC: 3802-09, 3812-15, 3818-23, 3827, 3831, 3838, 3842-45, 3862-72, 3875, 3899-3903, 3909-10, 3917, 3919-25, 3927-30
**Aircraft exiting Mod: 3896, 3816, 3826,
**Aircraft in Mod: 3874, 3915
**Aircraft entering Mod: 3825, 3833, 3897, 3829

A321ceo (3001-3098, 1001-1023, 1027) Induction 122/127 and IFC: 109/127
N124DZ 1024 To enter October 1, 2021; est. exit October 14, 2021
*Aircraft with ViaSat IFC: 3001-21, 3023-29, 3039-46, 3048-55, 3057-66, 3069-98, 1001-23, 1027
*Aircraft exiting Mod: 3030
*Aircraft in Mod: 3031, 3047
*Aircraft entering Mod:

A220-300 Induction, F12W30Y88, 2Ku (8301-09): 9/50

A220-100 Induction, F12W16Y82, 2Ku (8101-8141): 41/45
*As of this list’s date, these a/c are parked: 8101
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:25 pm

A321 1024 N124DX BFM-MSP delivery flights scheduled Fri 10/1
B752 6707 N6707A CWF-ATL pain exit Thu 9/30
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Fri Oct 01, 2021 2:42 pm

3357 back in revenue service this morning
1024 on its delivery flight
9548 back in service
3762 on track to ferry to QRO today


IFC
3896/3816 back in service
3829 to enter mods today
3826/3030 RTS tomorrow
3918/3828 to enter mods tomorrow
3874/3915 RTS 10/3
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Sat Oct 02, 2021 6:58 pm

3119 to enter mx today
3118 to exit mx tonight

IFC
3826 back in service
3030 to RTS tonight
3918 entering mods
3828 to enter mods today
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Sun Oct 03, 2021 3:30 pm

3118 back in service

IFC
3874/3030 back in service
3915 RTS midday today
3836/3847/3898 to enter mods today
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:00 pm

gdavis003 wrote:
Anyone know what the deal is with N305DQ, one of the retired 737-700s? Ferried to TPA the other day as DL9937. I would guess that it’s going there for maintenance before heading to a new carrier (wasn’t there talk about Avelo getting these?), but the ferry was under a Delta flight number, which seemed strange


305DQ is undergoing cargo door conversion.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Sun Oct 03, 2021 10:21 pm

deltadudejg wrote:
gdavis003 wrote:
Anyone know what the deal is with N305DQ, one of the retired 737-700s? Ferried to TPA the other day as DL9937. I would guess that it’s going there for maintenance before heading to a new carrier (wasn’t there talk about Avelo getting these?), but the ferry was under a Delta flight number, which seemed strange


305DQ is undergoing cargo door conversion.


For a cargo operator? Or DL (which would be very surprising)?
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Oct 04, 2021 2:35 am

1809 to ferry to SEA/ICN/CAN starting on 10/5
1702 to ferry to SEA/ICN/CAN starting on 10/5 for 76K mods
Expect 1810 to exit CAN upon 1809's arrival

IFC
3905 entering mods
3898 entry delayed
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Mon Oct 04, 2021 1:05 pm

1025 had its first flight last Friday: https://aibfamily.flights/A320/10252

3898 now showing entry today
3829/3833/3897 RTS 10/6
These put 739 IFC completion past the 50% mark
3832 to enter mods tomorrow
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Tue Oct 05, 2021 3:12 am

3833 back in service.
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Tue Oct 05, 2021 1:18 pm

1809 and 1702 en route to SEA and will continue on to ICN later today.

IFC
3825 back in service
3832 entering mods today
3897/3829 RTS tomorrow
3828/3918 RTS 10/7
3878/3846 entering mods tomorrow
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:53 pm

1809/1702 to ferry to CAN tomorrow
1810 to exit CAN 10/8 (local time)

IFC
3897/3829 back in service
3878/3846 entering mods today
3828/3918 RTS tomorrow
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:53 pm

1809/1702 to ferry to CAN tomorrow
1810 to exit CAN 10/8 (local time)

IFC
3897/3829 back in service
3878/3846 entering mods today
3828/3918 RTS tomorrow
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:33 pm

I have a question: Why does no one list the tail number or the AC type in the DL thread like they do for the other US3 fleet threads?
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:26 pm

challeygat300 wrote:
I have a question: Why does no one list the tail number or the AC type in the DL thread like they do for the other US3 fleet threads?

Delta's fleet numbering system is consistent across aircraft types and usually corresponds to the tail number in some fashion (excluding some second hand aircraft), unlike the jumble of subsidiary fleets and subtypes at UA and the alphanumerics at AA. I'm not sure about others here but I still use a modified version of the old spreadsheet created by pilotboi to track the fleet, and that's sorted by fleet number. All this makes using the fleet numbers most convenient.
 
n515cr
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:12 pm

3117/3266 swapping at VQQ today

Re the posts above, it's frankly easier/faster (does take a slight bit of getting used to) to use the fleet # vs tail (and particular easier to do one vs both fleet and tail).
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Oct 07, 2021 3:43 am

When are the first of the ex-Lion Air 737-900ERs due to enter service?
 
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Re: Delta Fleet Thread - 2021

Thu Oct 07, 2021 1:51 pm

1809 on the move to CAN
1702 to follow shortly
1810 to exit CAN later today (EST)
192 to ferry to SEA/ICN tomorrow, which likely means 194 is exiting soon. This is a mx-only visit, not 76K mods.
1703 also showing a ferry to SEA/ICN. This should be 76K mods.

IFC
3828 back in service
3047 RTS today
3846 entering mods today
3918 RTS tomorrow
3834/3839/3904 to enter mods tomorrow
3836/3847/3898 RTS 10/9

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