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Delta orders E-190s and 737s

Delta has announced to buy 20 Embraer 190 and 20 new Boeing 737-900ER jets. The Embraers are used aircraft and are also bought from Boeing. Earlier this year Delta ordered 40 737-900ER plus 20 E-190 aircraft, pending the results of negotiations with its pilot unions. The pilots rejected the deal, however, and Delta withdrew the […]

First 747-400 makes final flight

Delta Air Lines has retired the first Boeing 747-400 aircraft ever built for a commercial airline, ‘Delta Ship 6301’. Yesterday, the aircraft performed its final flight from Honolulu to Atlanta (Flight DL836). Boeing delivered the aircraft (registered N661US) to Northwest Airlines and in December 1989 it performed its first commercial flight. Northwest later merged with […]

‘Delta considers stake in Skymark’

Delta Air Lines is looking to invest in the troubled Japanese carrier Skymark Airlines, Japanese media report. An eventual deal would considerably strengthen Delta’s presence on the Japanese market. Its rivals United and American already have alliances with ANA and Japan Airlines respectively. An up to 20 percent stake in Skymark would give Delta access […]

Delta order for E-190s and 737-900ERs depends on pilots

Delta is to add 20 Embraer E-190s and 40 new Boeing 737-900ERs to its fleet if its more than 12,500 pilots ratify a tentative agreement about the acquisition of these aircraft. The tentative agreement was approved for membership ratification today by the Delta Master Executive Council (MEC) of the Air Line Pilots Association (ALPA). Delta […]

Airbus delivers first 242t A330

Airbus has delivered the first 242-tonne maximum take-off weight (MTOW) variant of the A330-300 to Delta Air Lines today, 28 May. So far eleven customers have ordered this heavier version of the European widebody. Airbus launched the heavier A330 in 2012 and the higher take-off weight is available for both the A330-200 and A330-300. The […]