By Vincent Valery
Dec. 3, 2020, © Leeham News: Delta Air Lines, the largest Boeing 717 operator, announced it would retire the type by the end of 2025. Airbus A220s will mostly replace the aging aircraft at the Atlanta-based carrier.
Credit: Delta Air Lines
In this mini-series, we give some background on the main characteristics of the 717 and the gains Delta achieves with a change to the A220.
- Last of the Mad Dogs;
- Competition, OEM Strategy, and timing cut life short;
- Current operators use 717 strengths;
- The A220, a clean-sheet replacement with more range;
- A route in the Aussie outback.
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