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Delta Boeing 757-232 Ship 608, April 2014
Delta Boeing 757-232 Ship 608, 2015
Delta Boeing 757-232 Ship 608, April 2014

Boeing 757 Delta Ship 608

Service

Ship 608, is a Boeing 757-200 built in 1985 with Pratt & Whitney PW2037 engines. From 1985 to 2013, the aircraft flew domestic routes for Delta, including service with Song Airlines, Delta's innovative low-cost carrier, from October 2005 to May 2006. Ship 608 retired from service on October 1, 2013, and was stored at the Pinal Airpark in Marana, Arizona. She came out of storage and joined the Delta Flight Museum on April 27, 2014. Today, Ship 608 is part of the retired Delta fleet parked by the Museum Gate that welcomes our visitors.

Engines

Delta was launch customer for the PW2037 engine, which provided 10 percent more fuel efficiency than earlier Pratt & Whitney JT10D engines offered on the 757. Note: The 757 was initially launched with Rolls Royce engines.

Paint Schemes

Ship 608 wore four different Delta liveries during its service, including Song Airlines green-and-white paint from 2005-2006. In 2014 before its arrival at the Delta Flight Museum, Ship 608 was painted in its original 1985 livery, which was Delta's longest-worn paint scheme, the "Classic Widget" livery, standard for Delta's fleet from 1968 to 1997. 

More Information

Museum Blog: See photos of Ship 608 and DC-9-51 Ship 9880 arriving home at the Delta Flight Museum on April 27, 2014.

Flickr: See photos of Ship 608 in various liveries.

Boeing 757-232 Ship 608


Registration No.: N608DL
Serial No.: 22815
Manufactured Date: May 31, 1985
Manufacturer: The Boeing Company
Wingspan: 124 ft., 6 in.
Length: 155 ft., 2 in.
Height: 44 ft., 6 in.
Range: 2,650 statute miles
Cruise Speed: 530 mph
Maximum Weight: 230,000 lbs.
Engines: Pratt & Whitney PW2037
Thrust: 76,400 lbs.
Fuel Capacity: 11,276 gallons