Last Monday, July 25, 2022, Delta Air Lines' state-of-the-art Team USA Airbus A330-900neo arrived at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to participate in the Experimental Aircraft Association’s EAA AirVenture 2022.
On Tuesday (August 2, 2022), Delta Air Lines highlighted their presence at last week’s Experimental Aircraft Association’s annual week-long EAA AirVenture event. For the first time ever, a Delta jet touched down on the runway at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wisconsin to participate in the show. The chartered aircraft, Delta Ship 3411, a state-of-the-art Airbus A330neo featuring Team USA livery, made a splash at the event during its 30-hour layover, both as a static display and during a flight demonstration. EAA AirVenture is an annual event that attracts more than 500,000 pilots and aviation enthusiasts from around the world, along with over 10,000 aircraft of various types and vintages.
Speaking on Delta’s presence at the festival this year, Delta Air Lines’ VP – Flight Operations and System Chief Pilot, Patrick Burns, said,
“In addition to the customer value, our presence here gives us a chance to talk with young people about Delta beyond the airplane, which is an attention-grabber, and about careers, future aspirations and powering the future.”
Delta’s expanded presence at EAA AirVenture 2022 was driven by team member feedback asking for a greater brand presence at the annual event. The aircraft landed in Oshkosh on Monday (July 25th) following a brief charter flight from Detroit with several dozen employee volunteers. During the show, the Delta team engaged with the public, promoted the Delta brand and supported initiatives, including the Delta Propel Pilot Career Pathway Program throughout the week. On Tuesday afternoon (July 26th) Delta Ship performed a brief flight demonstration, thrilling show attendees with several passes over the airfield before departing for a return to passenger service.
Delta’s Team USA Airbus A330-900neo at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, on July 25, 2022 – Photo Gallery Courtesy of Delta Air Lines
During EAA AirVenture 2022, Delta’s Ship 3411 garnered great interest and was visited by over 4,000 attendees during the eight hour period it was open to the public. A walk-through tour of the aircraft gave guests access to the entire passenger cabin, including the airline’s new Delta Premium Select Seating and the carrier’s award-winning Delta One Suites, followed by a visit to the A330-900neos flight deck. Delta Ship 3411 was delivered in May 2021 and is one of 15 Airbus A330neos in the airline’s fleet. In December 2021, the aircraft was unveiled with a distinctive livery in celebration of Delta’s eight-year commitment to serve as the official airline of Team USA, starting this winter at the Olympic and Paralympic games in Beijing. Delta will manage the travel for Team USA through the 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles.
Source: Delta Air Lines