Delta Shuttle fleet

Date:         17 Oct 99 23:29:59 
From:         "Paul Rasmussen" <pdrjr@bellsouth.net>
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I've noticed some recent posts concerning Delta's plans for its shuttle
fleet.  This release on the PR Newswire ends the speculation:

"Delta Shuttle will introduce a fleet of 16 new, quiet Boeing 737-800 Stage
III aircraft... in July 2000. The aircraft will be equipped with new,
ergonomically advanced seats that feature four-way adjustable headrests,
more personal space on-board, battery-saving Empower(TM) system for laptop
computers, new easy-access telephones, and seatback hooks for hanging
jackets. The cabin also will provide each passenger with 30 percent more
overhead bin space. The noise footprint at 70 decibels is one-twelfth of the
Delta Shuttle's current B-727-200. The new aircraft also will burn 35 to 40
percent less fuel."