PHOTOS: Delta’s First 737-900ER

PHOTOS: Jeremy Dwyer-Lindgren

Nearly 30 years after it took delivery of its first 737, Delta’s first Boeing 737-900ER went for a spin today, departing from Boeing Field to Moses Lake in eastern Washington. The airplane is expected to be delivered later this month. This is the first of 100 737-900ERs ordered by the airline back in August 2011 for delivery between 2013-18. Official entry into revenue service is currently slated for November 3, 2013, with the aircraft expected to operate DL flight 201 Atlanta-Detroit (obviously subject to change). Delta will operate these 180 seat aircraft in a F 20, Y+ 21, and Y 139 configuration. They are expected to eventually partially replace Boeing 757-200s, of which Delta is the world’s largest operator. Delta thus far, has not ordered any of the 737 MAX’s though the orders could be converted.

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More details on Delta’s new 737-900 ER here.

Flashback to “Delta Digest” employee newspaper on DL’s First 737-300 delivery from 1983 here.

Blast From The Past:

Delta accepted the 1000th Boeing 737, one of its first, in December 1983. This was just 5 years after the 500th 737 was delivered. N306DL was Stored at Victorville, CA in July 2006 and scrapped in  October 2009. Image Courtesy: Boeing

Delta accepted the 1000th Boeing 737, one of its first, in December 1983. This was just 5 years after the 500th 737 was delivered. N306DL was Stored at Victorville, CA in July 2006 and scrapped in October 2009.
Image Courtesy: Boeing

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