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After years of work and preparation by the airline, Delta Thursday welcomed its first of 45 brand new narrowbody Airbus A321s. The jet touched down in Minneapolis before it’s deployed on routes between Atlanta and destinations in Florida beginning in May. It takes a team and a lot of man ...
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MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL - Ship 3001, Delta’s first Airbus A321, arrived at the airline's hub here late Thursday night after spending a long day hopping from Germany to Iceland to Canada and finally to the U.S. on its delivery flight. Unlike a typical trans-Atlantic journey, Flight 9970 faced a challenge: This ...
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When Delta decided to purchase the Airbus A321, the airline was in the midst of a cabin-wide enhancement initiative touching more than 250 existing aircraft in its narrowbody fleet. Included in the program were cabin elements like high-capacity overhead bins, the latest in in-flight entertainment, full spectrum LED ambient lighting ...
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Not unlike a scene from a James Bond spy thriller—albeit without the dramatic music—representatives from Delta and Airbus met Wednesday in a non-descript office within eyeshot of the Delivery Centre at Airbus’ massive production complex in Hamburg, Germany, to officially take ownership of Delta’s first A321. Inside a room named ...
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HAMBURG, Germany - In the world of aircraft delivery, few tests are more telling of an airplane’s readiness than its first customer flight. Though Ship 3001, Delta’s first Airbus A321, has flown a handful of test and proving flights before, this week’s customer flight — with a Delta captain at ...
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HAMBURG, Germany - Taking delivery of Delta’s first A321 has been years in the making. When Delta announced its plan to purchase 30 of the large narrowbody jets in 2013 - later upped to 45 - it launched an intense effort across the airline. Delivery schedules and price were negotiated ...
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HAMBURG, Germany - Later this week, Delta will take delivery of the first of 45 new Airbus A321 narrowbody aircraft, fresh off the factory floor at the plane-maker’s manufacturing facility in Hamburg, Germany. But before the official transfer of title and ceremonial handing over the keys, Delta’s team of aircraft ...