Delta Upgrades Fleet with 50 New Airbus Aircraft

By Juliet Van Wagenen | November 21, 2014
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The soon to be replaced Delta Airlines Boeing 747 aircraft. Photo: Wikipedia

[Avionics Today 11-21-2014] Delta Air Lines will replace older generation Boeing 747 and 767 aircraft with Airbus A350-900 and A330-900neo. The order for 25 A350-900 aircraft and 25 advanced Airbus A330-900neo aircraft fits within Delta's existing capacity and capital expenditure plan in the vein of investing in fuel and cost efficient airfact.

"The A350 and A330neo support our long-haul, transoceanic strategy and join a mix of Boeing and Airbus aircraft that provide exceptional flexibility for Delta's global network as well as strong cash-on-cash returns for our shareholders," said Nat Pieper, Delta's vice president of fleet strategy and transactions.

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