Andreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (13 years 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3783 times:
1. parked jets are old technology, that are too expensive to be brought up on state-of-the-art.
2. dto. the cost to bring them into a "usable" state.
3. policy of carriers to use new equipment.
4. policy of carriers to streamline their fleet
Except for no.3, these are all economic reasons, that is, it could be cheaper to buy new aircraft instead of using old equipment, purchase is not all there is to calculate, and aren't we glad about that...I mean just the thought that A and B go belly-up...no more A vs. B wars, no new aircraft for the spotters, and for frequent flyers like myself...no new aircraft, just old clunkers, no thanx!