MSP completed the first 757 Flight Deck Harmonization. Ship 5501 had its ACARS and other flight deck components standardized to communicate with ground-based equipment on both sides of the airline. All red-tail 757’s will be standardized by 31DEC09.
Soft Goods began cranking away with the change to the schedule on 18AUG. There will be 2 stand-alone lines and a paint line all receiving various interior work. We currently stand at 47 A/C (19%) complete for fully finished Soft good aircraft. Additionally, 80% of the fleet have the new Passenger Service Information Card (PSIC).
For 738 Winglets, there are now (50) A/C flying. The remaining aircraft are being evaluated for further opportunity, but the fleet is tracking more towards an EOY 2010 completion at this point.
TechOps is additionally preparing for the arrival of two new aircraft into the fleet. Ship 3608, a 737-700, is scheduled to deliver on 10SEP09 (in roughly 3 weeks). In Service will be a week or so after that. 3609 is tentatively scheduled to deliver in September as well.
Finally, (290) aircraft are currently painted in the new livery of the combined fleet. This represents approximately 43% of the end-state fleet.