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    Delta Buying 11 Used MD-90s

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
    Delta to buy used MD-90 jets
    Delta Air Lines is buying 11 used MD-90 jets to add to its fleet, although the added capacity will be offset by cuts among other models.

    Atlanta-based Delta is buying nine of the twin-engine planes from China Eastern Airlines and has another two used MD-90s on order from Boeing Capital.
    Also hearing of possible discussions that DL will buy some or all of JAL's 16 MD-90s.
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    Re: Delta Buying 11 Used MD-90s

    I think this is to replace some MD-88 aircraft they have. The 88 still have the JT8's on them and the MD-90 has newer more fuel efficient engines on it. I would like to see them fly the MD-90 into JFK. They currently dont. It could also be to replace the DC-9-31's they got from NWA. JT8-1's on those beauties. They got rid of all but 6 of the -31's to my knowledge.

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    Re: Delta Buying 11 Used MD-90s

    Wow! thats great news to hear from Delta.. I believe the 11 MD-90s are coming from China Eastern.. Also I believe that they recently purchased 2 or 3 ex Hello birds.
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    Re: Delta Buying 11 Used MD-90s

    Sergio, you are correct. If I am not mistaken these MD-90's were actually "Made In China".
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    Quote Originally Posted by hiss srq
    Sergio, you are correct. If I am not mistaken these MD-90's were actually "Made In China".
    Umm its an american made plane. how is it made in china?

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    Re: Delta Buying 11 Used MD-90s

    Quote Originally Posted by hiss srq
    If I am not mistaken these MD-90's were actually "Made In China".
    You are mistaken.

    40 aircraft were originally planned to be built by SAIC, which was later reduced to 20. In the end, only two MD-90s were ever produced in China, CN 60001 and 60002. We will not take any of the MD-90 "Trunkliners" built by SAIC; these two aircraft are in service with China Southern currently.

    In addition, a handful of MD-80s were produced by SAIC in China.

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    Well i never knew that. Why they did that idk but it sounds retarted if you ask me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NLovis
    Well i never knew that. Why they did that idk but it sounds retarted if you ask me.
    $$$
    Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem.
    All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them under control.
    I trust you are not in too much distress. —Captain Eric Moody, British Airways Flight 9

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    Quote Originally Posted by GothamSpotter
    Quote Originally Posted by NLovis
    Well i never knew that. Why they did that idk but it sounds retarted if you ask me.
    $$$
    Of course. Though i'm kinda shocked. Also that plan apparantly backfired hard.

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    Re: Delta Buying 11 Used MD-90s

    Dammit. I read this as "Delta Buying 90 Used MD-11s"

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    Re: Delta Buying 11 Used MD-90s

    Quote Originally Posted by Ychocky
    Dammit. I read this as "Delta Buying 90 Used MD-11s"
    :lol: I did the first time as well!
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    Re: Delta Buying 11 Used MD-90s

    Quote Originally Posted by Ychocky
    Dammit. I read this as "Delta Buying 90 Used MD-11s"
    dislexia sucks, doesn't it.
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    MD-11 is a good plane just a major major flaw in its design thats cutting its lifetime short.

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