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Insight: Friday 15 May 2020: Delta Retires 777 Fleet Permanently

News: Delta announced yesterday that it will retire its fleet of Boeing 777 aircraft permanently after its grounding for the COVID-19 crisis.  Delta currently has 18 Boeing 777s, including 10 777-200LR models used on ultra-long-haul routes.  The 777 first...

Delta ready for prolonged Covid-crisis

Delta Airlines says its cash position is strong enough for the airline to be prepared for a negative cashflow for the rest of the year. If needed, Delta has enough ammunition on the table to get additional liquidity. The US-airline presented its Q1-results on April...

Delta’s A220s schedule struggle

[UPDATED] With the December DoT On-Time data available we have been digging into the 2019 data.  Something popped that warrants sharing.  Slicing Delta out of the data for single-aisles we noticed something that stands out.  What is happening with their A220s? The...

Delta’s A330-900 – first operational views

This morning the US DoT published its latest T-2 data.  This data source provides the first public view on the performance of Delta's A330-900.  The results are rather impressive. As always, let's start with data. Using our data visual model, we clicked on the...

Are aging fleets a problem?

With another two stories today about in-flight component failures (Southwest, Sichuan), we are being reminded that...