Delta To Extend Life Of 757s

Delta Air Lines has confirmed it will keep 14 of its 757-200 aircraft earmarked for retirement by 2017 in service, citing one of the reasons as its pilot union rejecting a new contract that would have seen new aircraft added to the fleet.

Delta Air Lines has confirmed it will keep 14 of its 757-200 aircraft earmarked for retirement by 2017 in service, citing one of the reasons as its pilot union rejecting a new contract that would have seen new aircraft added to the fleet.

The Atlanta-based airline’s spokesman Michael Thomas confirmed the decision to cancel a tentative order for 40 737-900ER aircraft after the deal dependent on the pilot contract couldn’t be ratified.

In an interview following the announcement, Thomas said: “These 14 757s still have plenty of useful life and will receive similar nose-to-tail cabin upgrades as we’ve done on other domestic aircraft.”

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