Tag: Delta

Delta Commits $1 Billion to Mitigate Carbon Emissions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta Air Lines, one of the major carriers of the United States, has announced that starting 1 March, 2020, it commits $1 billion to reduce its carbon footprint and become the first carbon neutral airline worldwide over the next decade. Aviation accounts for roughly 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions. Delta admits there is no […]

Delta Adding Two More Efficient A330-900neos to Fleet

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta has reached an agreement with Air Lease Corporation (ALC) to lease two new Airbus A330-900neo aircraft set for delivery in the fourth quarter of 2020 and first quarter of 2021. These aircraft will be powered by Rolls-Royce Trent 7000 engines. “These two incremental aircraft represent an opportunistic play to fulfill our near-term widebody aircraft […]

First Airbus A330neo Reaches Delta Air Lines

Reading Time: < 1 minute It has finally happened. Delta has finally received its long-awaited Airbus widebody aircraft. The first one out of 35 five on the order list. Delta was the launch customer for the A330-900, ordering 25 in November 2014 and an additional 10 last year. With the recent delivery, Delta has become the operator of both Airbus’ […]

Airbus Celebrates Delivery of Its 12,000th Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Airbus celebrated the delivery of its 12,000th aircraft ever in its 50-year history. The aircraft was an A220-100, assembled in Mirabel, Canada and handed over to U.S.-based Delta Air Lines. The aircraft is the 12th A220 delivered to date to Delta Air Lines since the carrier received its first A220 in October 2018. The A220 […]

Delta Boeing 757 Encounters Bird Strike

Reading Time: < 1 minute A Delta Airlines Boeing 757-200, registration N727TW performing flight DL-273 from Lisbon (Portugal) to New York JFK,NY (USA) with 164 people on board, was on approach to JFK’s runway 22L when a bird impacted and penetrated the leading edge of the right hand wing. The crew continued for a safe landing on runway 22L maintaining […]

Delta’s First Airbus A330-900neo Takes Off Over France

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta, a major American airline, announced its first and long-awaited Airbus A330-900neo has finally took off for its initial test flight over France. The aircraft is expected to join Delta’s fleet later this spring. The beginning of test flights means that soon the aircraft will be delivered to the airline and will take off for […]

Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM Launch Codeshare Partnership

Reading Time: 2 minutes Virgin Atlantic, Air France and KLM have announced their first codeshare agreement – creating new trans-Atlantic travel options to and from North America, and providing more opportunities to earn frequent flyer miles. The partnership makes it easier for customers to build their ideal trip across the Atlantic by combining flights operated by Air France, KLM, […]

Delta’s First A330-900neo Rolls Out of Paint Shop

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta’s first A330-900neo left the Airbus paint shop in Toulouse, France, sporting its signature Delta livery. Though at first glance, the aircraft might look ready for takeoff –​​ a closer look reveals something major still missing: the plane’s engines, which will be painted separately and mounted in the coming days. Once the finishing touches are […]

Airbus Growing Roots in US: Assembly Line for A220s

Reading Time: 2 minutes Airbus announced growing further roots in the US by bringing its A220 aircraft closer to its US customers. The aircraft manufacturer has launched the construction on A220 manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. With its new manufacturing facility Airbus aims to meet the demand from US customers for its newest commercial aircraft product line, Airbus A220. […]

Delta Extends Airbus A220 Order Book to 90 Total Aircraft

Reading Time: < 1 minute Delta has reached an agreement with Airbus to extend its order book of the highly efficient, state-of-the-art A220 by 15 aircraft to a total of 90. Delta’s future A220 fleet will consist of 40 A220-100 series aircraft and the remaining 50 will be the larger A220-300 variant. Delta anticipates taking its first delivery of the […]