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Delta Airlines Narrowbody Fleet Updates Master Thread

Old Jun 25, 2015, 9:06 am
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Many of you remember seeing/reading the announcement from Delta in January 2014 regarding the Narrowbody fleet upgrade. Links below:
-FT Thread: Delta invests in 225 narrowbody aircraft
-DL press release: http://news.delta.com/index.php?s=43&item=2232
-Delta Fleet on Planespotters.net
-Thread over on Airliners.net

Obviously, there have been many changes since this announcement, such as the 5 additional 757s from Shanghai Airlines, A321 order, charter-config 757s, CS100s, and so on. We will do our best to incorporate these aircraft as more information becomes available.

Aircraft Types:
757-300 [MODS COMPLETE]: The Official Delta 757-300 Interior Mod Tracking Thread
Summary of mods:
  • Seating config change: F24W23Y177 to F24W26Y184.
  • Installation of AVOD, ISP, and winglets.
  • Mods were performed in SAT. Average mod time was 38.9 days.

757-200: The Official 757-200 Interior Mod Tracking Thread
Summary of mods:
  • 75E C16W25Y130 to 75S C16W44Y108, lie-flat seats, Satellite WiFi, PTVs. All 18 aircraft complete.
  • Ex-Shanghai to 75G F20W21Y128 + WiFi. All 5 aircraft complete.
  • 757/75X/75M to 75D F20W29Y150 + AVOD/PTV, ISP, WiFi, new lavs/galleys/bins/PSUs/LED lighting and most with winglets. All 62 aircraft complete.
  • 75A/75M to 75H F20W29Y150 + AVOD/PTV, ISP, Satellite WiFi, new lavs/galleys/bins/PSUs/LED lighting, winglets and ETOPS. All 15 aircraft complete.
  • 75C (Charter config): F72. All 11 aircraft complete.

Notes:
  • 75S mods were performed in VQQ. Average mod time was 39.2 days.
  • 75H mods were performed in ATL/IND. Average mod time was 45.2 days.
  • 75G mods were performed in SAT. Average mod time is unknown. N822DX took 116 days.
  • 75C mods were performed in VQQ. Average mod time was ~84.3 days.
  • 75D mods were performed in ATL/SAT/IND/LCH. Average mod time was ~45 days.
  • 75P mods were performed in VQQ. Average mod time was 45 days. N819DX took longer.


737-800/900: Official Delta B737-800/900 Mods Thread
Summary of mods:
737-800:
  • 737-800s to get AVOD (739/753-style screens), updated lavs, and LED cabin lighting.
  • Mods were performed in IND and ATL. Average mod time was 26.7 days for ex-738s and ~21 days for 73H+.
  • Ex-GOL mods are complete. These are designated 73A's. There will be a second round of mods that will include IFE, seat power, galley/lav updates, and an extra row of Y seats to bring the total to 160.

737-900:
  • 737-900s to get scimitar winglets and Satellite TV.
  • Mods being performed in ATL and MCI. Average mod time is ~14 days.
  • More info on 737-900s here: Delta New 737-900ER Interior


A319/320/321: The Official Delta A319/A320/A321 Cabin Mods Thread
Summary of mods:
  • Both will get wider economy seats, ISP, bins, and LED cabin lighting.
A319:
  • A319: F12W18Y96 to F12W18Y102 + AVOD.
  • A319 mods were performed in BFM, SAL, and ATL. Average mod time was ~31 days.

A320:
  • A320: F12W18Y120 to F16W18Y123 + AVOD.
  • A320 mods being performed in SAL and MSP. Average P1 mod time was 29.6 days. Average P2 mod time is ~33 days.

A321:.
  • A321 mods being performed in MSP and MCI. Average mod time is ~12 days.


717-200 [MODS COMPLETE]: Boeing 717: The Definitive Thread
Summary of mods:
  • DL seating config F12W15Y83, WiFi, ISP.
  • Mods were performed in VQQ.


CS100:
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Delta Airlines Narrowbody Fleet Updates Master Thread

Old Jun 25, 2015, 8:49 am
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Delta Airlines Narrowbody Fleet Updates Master Thread

Hello FTers,

BostonPlanesAndTrains and I, with the support and blessing of the Delta forum mods, have been working on a project to update and consolidate the various fleet tracking mods. I know that this will make many of the 757 thread followers happy. Given the size of the narrowbody fleet, which would make for an incredibly long Wiki, we decided to create this master thread for overall discussion and include summary info + links in the Wiki for each fleet type. Some of the existing threads will then be merged/etc. by the mods.

So, for those of you that are interested in such things, your input and contributions to the discussion and Wikis are definitely appreciated and welcome!


p.s. expect some changes to the older threads in the near future as the mods do their magic!

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Old Jun 25, 2015, 11:31 am
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If anyone has information or comments please feel free to add!

p.s. Domestic B767s are welcome here! (even though the title says otherwise!)

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This discussion has now been “stickemified”; and thank you to both BostonPlanesAndTrains and N515CR for collaborating on this project, which should hopefully help to significantly improve the Delta Air Lines | SkyMiles forum.

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Wow this is going to be complicated. I wish you the best of luck.
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A correction is needed on the time that the B717s take for the mods to be performed at VQQ. It obviously takes more than 5 days to repaint the exterior, refurbish the interior and other mods. For example, one of the most recent birds to be completed was N717JL, which flew from GYR>VQQ on March 15th and entered revenue service on Jun 22nd flying from MSP>JFK, thus taking about 3 1/2 months for the mods. Some others have completed their mods in about 2 1/2 months, so it seems to vary from aircraft to aircraft.

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Old Jul 6, 2015, 8:17 am
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Originally Posted by audidudi
A correction is needed on the time that the B717s take for the mods to be performed at VQQ. It obviously takes more than 5 days to repaint the exterior, refurbish the interior and other mods. For example, one of the most recent birds to be completed was N717JL, which flew from GYR>VQQ on March 15th and reentered revenue service on Jun 22nd flying from MSP>JFK, thus taking about 3 1/2 months for the mods. Some others have completed their mods in about 2 1/2 months, so it seems to vary from aircraft to aircraft.
Agreed, but we need more info. Part of the problem is that it's been said that the actual mod work doesn't take that much time. However, it's likely that the planes are having other Mx/acceptance work done, and the timing of that is what varies. Attempting to nail down an avg # for these would really be a 'swag' at the moment. I've added a clarifying comment to the wiki for now, pending more info.
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this has probably been reported elsewhere, but since there are only a dozen or so 737-700s (73G) in the fleet they don't get a lot of visibility among the FTers

I'm on N301DQ ... the infamous bin-to-floor hard bulkhead between F and Y is gone; there's a solid surface extending from the bins to a couple inches below the headrests in Row 3, so the legroom and underseat storage for Row 10 resembles that of the A319/A320 (or, more accurately, 10ABC on the 739s)
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Thanks! Will add to the B737 wiki page! If you've been on any B73G (besides 301) tell us!
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Here's a little update!

1) Work on the A32X fleet has halted due to problems with the overhead bins. No word on what the solution will be. Stay tuned for more info!

2) MDs are getting mood-lighting systems similar to the BSI. Happening during the C-Check. 969 was the first a/c to be modded. Report aircraft #'s if seen.

3) 10 B76W's are being converted to domestic config. Timeline TBA.

4) The 5 B752s bought from Shanghai are going through mods. 4-5 months per A/C.
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Yuck more 767 narrow and cramped domestic configs?
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Yuck more 767 narrow and cramped domestic configs?
I'm actually wondering whether DL will remove the BE/Delta One seats, as some of these birds may be put on the transcons. Not sure why they would spend the money to reconfigure the front cabin with the older recliner seats. Or is that not the plan?
Apologies for posting this in the "...Narrowbody Fleet Update...", but I'm following up replies #9 and #10!
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Originally Posted by audidudi
I'm actually wondering whether DL will remove the BE/Delta One seats, as some of these birds may be put on the transcons. Not sure why they would spend the money to reconfigure the front cabin with the older recliner seats. Or is that not the plan?
Apologies for posting this in the "...Narrowbody Fleet Update...", but I'm following up replies #9 and #10!
All Domestic A/C talk is welcome here! I have no info on besides that! I
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Hi! Here are some notes on the mods from A.net

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo....main/6432882/

As this is also created by N515CR, feel free to cross post or reference, as long as you include the link to the page!
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Someone in the a.net thread alludes to more issues than just overhead bins...mentions the galleys and lavs. It's definitely a different configuration than we normally see on the majors, wonder what's up.
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Maybe they realized they couldn't squish as many seats in as they wanted along with the micro-lavs and nano-galley :P
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