We wrote earlier this month about some concerns over Delta’s brand new Airbus A220s. A new problem arose Thursday when Delta flight 2665 from Denver to Seattle diverted to Salt Lake City following an onboard navigation system malfunction.
Shortly after passing Jackson, Wyoming, the aircraft (tail number N124DU) turned left and headed for SLC. Simple Flying’s Jay Singh writes “According to (a) passenger, the captain announced that they needed to divert to an airport with ‘VFR’ weather.” (“VFR” is an abbreviation for “Visual Flight Rules.” To put it very crudely, VFR rules mean pilots don’t have to rely completely on instruments to navigate approaches.)
The aircraft returned to service yesterday when operating Delta flight 1279 from SLC to Seattle.
Are You Concerned About the Airbus 220?
All’s well that ends well, I guess.
But is this latest A220 hiccup enough to make your rethink any itineraries involving the new aircraft? Or are you confident this is just another benign “teething” problem?
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