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Title Delta (Former Northwest) Boeing 747-400, N661US, Ship 6301
Date 1988-2015
Collection Aircraft & Flight Simulators
Object Name Airplane, Jet
Catalog Number 2016.54.1
Description Delta (former Northwest Airlines) Boeing 747-400, Ship 6301 (N661US). Exterior paint scheme is Delta aircraft livery nicknamed "Onward and Upward," which introduced Delta's Red Widget Logo in 2007.

Serial No.: 23719
Manufactured Date: April 29, 1988
Manufacturer: Boeing Aircraft Company
Wingspan: 213 ft.
Length: 231 ft., 10 in.
Height: 62 ft., 6.5 in.
Seats (Delta configuration when retired in 2015): 376 passengers (48 Delta One, 42 Delta Comfort+, 286 Main Cabin)
Range: 7,365 statute miles (11,853 km)
Cruise Speed: 564 mph (908 km/h)
Engines: 4 Pratt & Whitney PW4056
Artist/Maker Boeing Company, The
Height (in) 750
Length (in) 2772
Width (in) 2556
Provenance Ship 6301 was the first 747-400 built by the Boeing Aircraft Company. It was registered by Boeing as N401PW, and first flew on April 29, 1988. It was used by Pratt & Whitney for engine testing prior to entry into service with Northwest Airlines.

Boeing changed the registration to N661US, and delivered Ship 6301 to Northwest Airlines in December 8, 1989. Ship 6301 joined the Delta fleet when Northwest merged with Delta in 2008.

After logging more than 61 million miles, Ship 6301 flew its final flight on September 9, 2015: Flight 836, from Honolulu to Atlanta.

Ship 6301 moved to the Delta Flight Museum on April 30, 2016 with the cockpit, Delta One upper and lower cabins, and 1 section of coach intact.
Search Terms Delta Air Lines
Northwest Airlines
Boeing 747-400
Boeing 747
Onward and Upward
Logo, Delta Red Widget
Subjects Aircraft
Airplanes
Credit line Delta Air Lines
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