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Delta 757 hard landing this morning at Azores PDL

Old 17th Sep 2019, 23:10
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
That will soon get the creases out.

Joking aside, I'm not convinced that the initial damage assessment at PDL which allowed for a non-revenue ferry flight back to base will necessarily mean that the aircraft is repaired and returned to service.
I believe that the aircraft was scheduled to go in for a D check after the summer travel season anyway. DL uses the ETOPS B757 fleet on several seasonal routes to Europe mainly from JFK and BOS that disappear in September. I personally have no idea how long a D check is supposed to take, but it certainly seems that N543US is destined to return to service.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 13:10
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The DL 757 that sustained severe damage back in August after a hard landing at Ponta Delgado in the Azores has now returned to revenue service. Many had originally thought it was a w/o.

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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 15:33
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I'll admit to being surprised.

Repair carried out by Flightstar at Cecil.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 19:29
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Delta does love their 757s - 127 of them in their active fleet.
They only have 11 new aircraft currently on order, so they are not looking to retire many aircraft anytime soon.
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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 22:41
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Wonder how they managed to get it to Jacksonville. Must have been an interesting ferry flight.

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Old 2nd Dec 2019, 22:57
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Originally Posted by atakacs View Post
Wonder how they managed to get it to Jacksonville.
Via Atlanta.

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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 00:48
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Just to review, as I posted back in post #63 in this thread, DL chartered an Antonio 124...picked up equipment and parts at Paine Field (Boeing) and presumably some Boeing engineers, flew to Atlanta to pick up DL tech people and from there onward to Ponta Delgado to carry our repairs to allow a ferry flight back to ATL and ultimately Jacksonville. The aircraft was scheduled to have a D check in any event. That may have made the damage repairs more cost reasonable.
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Old 3rd Dec 2019, 14:52
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Originally Posted by tdracer View Post
Delta does love their 757s - 127 of them in their active fleet.
They only have 11 new aircraft currently on order, so they are not looking to retire many aircraft anytime soon.
from apc -
  • 45 orders for A220-100 and 50 orders for A220-300
  • Boeing 737-900ER deliveries continue through 2019 for a total of 130
  • 122 A321CEO being delivered at 2-3 per month until 2020.
  • 35 A330-900 NEO started in 2019
  • 15 A350-900 deliveries started 2017, 10 deferred
  • Just ordered 100 A321NEOs and 100 Options. Deliveries begin in 2020.
  • 10 350's postponed by 2 to 3 years. 30 extra. 321 order on June 20th at Paris Air Show.
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