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Airbus, Delta Air Lines partner on Skywise open-data platform and predictive maintenance services

• As a recognized leader in innovation, Delta Air Lines partnered with Airbus to enhance Skywise • Through the agreement an additional 400 Delta aircraft will be connected to Skywise Delta Air Lines has entered into a multi-year contract with Airbus to continue using the Skywise open-data platform and related predictive maintenance services. The airline will expand the use of...

Delta Air Lines A220 takes to the skies for its first flight

Delta will be first U.S. operator to benefit from new-generation aircraft’s unbeatable efficiency Delta Air Lines’ first A220-100 took off on its first flight from Mirabel airport, Québec, at 02:02 p.m. local time. The aircraft was crewed by A220 programme test pilots. During successful 2 hour and 53 minutes flight, the crew checked the aircraft’s main systems and lande...

Delta Air Lines Becomes Launch Operator of ATMOSPHÈRE Cabin with New Order for 20 Bombardier CRJ900

Bombardier Commercial Aircraft announced that Delta Air Lines, Inc. of Atlanta, Georgia (Delta Air Lines) has signed a firm purchase agreement for 20 CRJ900 aircraft – becoming the launch operator of the new ATMOSPHÈRE cabin for CRJ Series regional jets. Based on the list price for the CRJ900 aircraft, the firm order is valued at approximately US$961 million. “We are...

Airbus delivers first A350 XWB for Delta Air Lines

Delta to be first U.S. airline to fly the most technologically advanced widebody Delta Air Lines has taken delivery of its first A350-900, and will be the first U.S. airline to operate the newest member of Airbus’ leading widebody family. The A350 XWB will bring unrivalled eco-efficiency and a superior passenger experience to primarily transpacific routes starting in October.  Tod...

Delta orders 30 additional A321s

Atlanta, Georgia (U.S.)-based Delta Air Lines has placed an incremental order for 30 firm A321ceo aircraft. This order follows three previous Delta orders for the Current Engine Option version of the largest Airbus A320 Family member. The airline took delivery of its first A321 in March of last year. Delta now has ordered a total of 112 A321s, each powered by CFM56 engines from CFM International.&...

Delta and Virgin Atlantic to fully co-locate at Heathrow Terminal 3

Delta Air Lines will operate exclusively from London Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 3, effective September 14, 2016. Delta and Virgin Atlantic will now operate from the same terminal making it easier for customers to manage their travel plans including any last-minute flight changes. Delta will transfer its Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, Salt Lake City and Philadelphia flights from Term...

Delta Air Lines becomes launch customer of Airbus’ digital Prognostics and Risk-Management solution

Delta Air Lines has become the launch customer for Airbus’ “Prognostics and Risk Management” solution following a successful year-long collaboration between the Airbus and the airline. The web-based application is part of the Smarter Fleet ‘big data’ solutions platform developed by Airbus in partnership with IBM. Jim Jackson, Manager of Predictive Maintenance Engin...

Delta Air Lines Flight Makes Emergency Landing After Engine Cover Falls Off

Part of the flying experience is peering out the window to get a peek at the clouds, blue sky, and whatever city you may be traveling above. One thing you don’t want to see while gazing at the heavens? Something wrong with the engine. The Tennessean reports that a Delta flight headed from Atlanta to Chicago had to make an emergency landing in Nashville on Sunday after encountering turbule...