Posts Tagged ‘Delta Airlines’

Delta Plans to Take Bombardier Jets from Alabama Plant, Avoiding Tariffs

Bombardier CSeries Landing

Delta Air Lines Inc. won’t pay any tariffs that are being proposed by the U.S. government on Bombardier Inc.’s new CSeries jetliners, Delta Chief Executive Ed Bastian said Wednesday. Because of a new agreement between Airbus and Bombardier, Mr. Bastian said Delta expects to take delivery of those planes from Airbus’s Mobile, Ala., assembly line,…

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Delta Loves The Airbus A350

Airbus A350 Engines on an A380

The A350 is a very good next generation aircraft.  Certainly, Delta thinks so. Delta has labeled the A350 its flagship aircraft, moving the designation from the Boeing 747, which it is retiring this year. The A350 will initially be based in Detroit, entering service with an Oct. 30 th flight to Tokyo Narita. Service to…

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Delta Becomes First North American Airbus A350-900XWB Owner

Airbus A350 XWB

Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines quietly took contractual delivery of its first Airbus A350-900XWB on Thursday at Airbus’ Toulouse manufacturing hub. N501DN is the first of 25 frames currently on order for the carrier. The aircraft rolled out of the paint shop last month before completing a series of test and customer acceptance flights. Sources familiar…

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Bombardier beats out Boeing, Airbus for big Delta order

Bombardier CSeries Landing

Bombardier landed the high-profile U.S. customer it has long been seeking for its C Series narrow-body jetliner, as Delta Air Lines agreed to buy at least 75 of the state-of-the-art airplanes. The order is valued at $5.6 billion based on list prices, and deliveries of CS100 jets will begin in 2018, Montreal-based Bombardier said Thursday in…

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Delta CEO predicts glut of used Boeing 777s

Delta 777-200ER

Delta Air Lines, known for snapping up bargain-priced single-aisle planes, is shopping for larger, used long-haul jets. A glut of widebody models coming off leases is creating an “aircraft bubble,” Chief Executive Richard Anderson said Wednesday. While no deal is imminent, he said Delta repeatedly gets offers to add twin-aisle jetliners such as Boeing’s 777-200…

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U.S. Airlines Escalate Battle Against Their Gulf Rivals

US Air American Tails

Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, and American Airlines yesterday released evidence of what they call unfair subsidies given to their fastest-growing rivals, Emirates, Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways. The documents detail what the Big Three say is more than $42 billion in financial support the three Gulf airlines have received from their governments since 2004.…

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Delta Airlines computer outage has passengers frustrated

Delta airlines

Passengers on Delta Air Lines Monday afternoon were unable to check in for their flights because of a malfunction with the airline’s website, mobile app and airport kiosks. Travelers from different parts of the country complained about the problem on Twitter. Delta spokesman Paul Skrbec did not have a number for passengers affected by the…

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