Tag: Delta Airlines

Delta Airlines MD-88 Encounters Handling Problems

Reading Time: 1 minute A Delta Airlines McDonnel Douglas MD-88, performing flight from Atlanta to Buffalo (USA) with 80 passengers and 5 crew,  reported handling problems. Aircraft was climbing through FL240 out of Atlanta when the crew decided to divert to Knoxville reporting they had experienced an airborne windshear resulting in aircraft handling issues. The aircraft landed safely on Knoxville’s […]

Boeing 787 Runway Incursion Forces Airbus A350 to Reject Take-off

Reading Time: 1 minute A JAL Japan Airlines Boeing 787-900, performing flight from Tokyo Narita (Japan) to Shanghai Pudong (China), runway incursion forced rejected take-off for Airbus A350. Aircraft had landed on Shanghai’s runway 34R, vacated the runway to the left at the last turn off and crossed runway 34L just before the runway end. A Delta Airlines Airbus A350-900, […]

Delta Airlines Airbus A330 Engine Catches Fire

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta Airlines Airbus A330, performing flight from Lagos (Nigeria) to Atlanta (USA), was in the initial climb when the crew received a fire indication for the left hand engine (PW4168). The crew stopped the climb at 2000 feet, shut the engine down, activated the fire suppression and returned to Lagos for a safe landing on […]

Record Low for ‘Bumped’ U.S. Passenger Numbers in 2017

Reading Time: 1 minute The U.S Transportation Department has released 2017 figures for the number of passengers ‘bumped’ off flights, revealing a total of 23,223 passengers were forced off an aircraft or had their flights tickets revoked. This equates to a figure of approximately one passenger for every 29,000 travelers. The biggest ‘culprit’ was Southwest Airlines, which accounted for […]

5 Flight Attendants Poisoned During the Delta Boeing 763 Flight

Reading Time: 2 minutes A Delta Airlines Boeing 767-300, registration N169DZ performing flight DL-87 from Frankfurt/Main (Germany) to Detroit, MI (USA) with 141 passengers and 11 crew, was enroute at FL360 over Greenland about 210nm northeast of Nuuk (Greenland) when the crew declared a medical emergency. The crew later advised with Montreal,QC (Canada) Area Center Control that they had […]

Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 Engine Shuts Down in Flight

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta Airlines McDonnell Douglas MD-88 performing flight from Atlanta to Cleveland was climbing out of Atlanta when the crew stopped the climb due to problems with the right hand engine. The crew decided to shut the engine down and diverted to Knoxville for a safe landing about 20 minutes later A replacement MD-88 registration N946DL […]

First Delta A350 Lands In Atlanta

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta’s newest jet, touched down in Atlanta following the trans-Atlantic crossing direct from Toulouse, France, where the aircraft was assembled. On board the widebody jet were a number of employees from TechOps, Fleet Strategy and Transactions, IT, Product Marketing, Flight Operations, On Board Services and others who were instrumental in delivering the A350 to the […]

Delta A333 Rejects Take-off Due to Hydraulic Failure

Reading Time: 1 minute A Delta Airlines Airbus A330-300 performing flight from Amsterdam (Netherlands) to Atlanta,GA (USA), was accelerating for takeoff from Amsterdam at low speed (about 70 knots over ground) due to the failure of the green hydraulic system, the aircraft vacated the runway via taxiway S2 about 1800 meters/5900 feet down the runway and stopped clear of […]

Delta Flight Cancellations Approach 300 After IT Systems Outage

Reading Time: 1 minute Having cancelled 170 flights on Sunday, Delta Airlines Inc. had to cancel approximately 110 further flights this Monday, with additional cancellations possible, following a computer breakdown which left passengers stranded across the U.S. Today (Monday), FlightAware indicated that 180 Delta flights had been delayed as of 10.36 a.m. local time. In a statement, Ed Bastian, […]

Delta Air Lines’ 3rd Quarter Profit Drops

Reading Time: 1 minute Delta Air Lines (DAL) reported financial results for the September 2016 quarter. Adjusted pre-tax income for the September 2016 quarter was US$1.9bn, a US$278m decrease from the September 2015 quarter. The technology outage and subsequent operational recovery Delta experienced over four days in early August reduced pre-tax income for the quarter by an estimated US$150m. […]