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Delta Air Lines became the first North American operator of the state-of-the-art Airbus A350 Thursday, continuing its ongoing effort to transform the travel experience and deliver innovative products and services for customers. The 306-seat A350-900 redefines the international onboard experience with the award-winning Delta One suite and Delta Premium Select ...
July 13, 2017, 2 p.m.
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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 ...
March 18, 2016, 9 a.m.
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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 ...
March 17, 2016, 10 a.m.
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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 ...
March 16, 2016, 3 p.m.
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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 ...
March 16, 2016, 9 a.m.
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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 ...
March 15, 2016, 12 p.m.
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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 ...
March 14, 2016, 4 p.m.
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More than 200 Delta employees will check out an Airbus A350-900 today, two years before a number of the aircraft join the fleet. The airline announced in November it had ordered 25 fuel-efficient Airbus A350-900 and 25 Airbus A330-900neo jets to replace some transoceanic Boeing 767-300ERs and the Boeing 747-400s ...
July 14, 2015, 7 a.m.