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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 ...
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Delta’s first of 45 Airbus A321s took its maiden flight last week as the aircraft begins roughly 30 days of pre-delivery testing and proving runs at Airbus’ facility in Hamburg, Germany. Expected to begin service in early May, the narrowbody jet will start on routes from Atlanta to destinations in ...
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Delta will debut its latest single-aisle jet to receive a nose-to-tail interior modification this week—the first of 57 Airbus A319s to receive the state of the art upgrade. The 132-seat aircraft is the latest in a series of upgrades coming to Delta’s domestic narrowbody fleet and follows just a few ...
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Four words were heard over and over this week, as more than 200 Delta employees got to take an early peek at the Airbus A350-900: “wow,” “impressive,” “cool” and “awesome.” Delta recently ordered 25 of the fuel-efficient Airbus A350s, as well as another 25 Airbus A330-900neo jets, to replace some ...