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Delta Retires 747 Fleet

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https://news.delta.com/tags/747-farewell-tour

Interesting to see what areas of fuselage sections are removed or have value in some form or another. The flight deck and full door frames used to be the things cut out of some old 747’s for training purposes. 

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Wow, time flies.  I remember NWA taking delivery of a 747-400 sometime in the late 90's and flying it directly to YWG (was explained to me as some sort of tax strategy to land it out of country after taking delivery) and then operating it's first revenue flight in place of a DC9 for an 05:10 YWG-MSP departure.  That flight was typically pretty light and this one only had 20-25 passengers.  Pretty cool experience for those people!  Barely 20 years later and that A/C is probably sitting in the bone yard!

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1 hour ago, Super 80 said:

It's a leasing thing, for the lessor to utilize export financing the plane has to have been exported.

C3 used to do the same with new 757’s. Seattle-Nassau-Toronto. 

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Air Canada would fly 200 miles west from Everett radio back to the mainland and then return.  That qualified as an International flight for tax purposes.

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Bombardier does the transactions over West Virginia for Canadian Acquisitions

 

 

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