what happened to this sad Turkmenistan Airways bird sitting (almost) derelict at EGGW? the tail tip is chipped and left engine removed except a ring of the remaining cowling. looks like she's up for a long storage.
anyone in luton knows whats up for this jet?
JBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4498 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 2339 times:
Engine was probably removed to be sold/utilized on another jet/refurbished/etc.
If whatever the hell damage incurred is deemed beyond economical repair, then the aircraft will likely be parted out. I could be completely wrong, but that looks SORT OF like that's where it's headed now.
Looks like it's missing a leading edge slat and some access panels as well.
Luxair66 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2002, 74 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 10 months 1 week ago) and read 2260 times:
This 757 (EZ-A0112) came to EGGW for routine maintenance on 1st May 03. It was only supposed to take 2 weeks. However, when it arrived it was found to be in a poor state of repair and the maintenance work is going to take longer than expected..
The top of the tail and port engine were removed as part of this maintenance. No work seems to have been carried out on this aircraft since May (I've seen it many times on my flights to/from EGGW). Early on during its stay, EZ-A011 also visited EGGW (3rd-5th May), during which it underwent an engine change, maybe this was taken from EZ-A012?
Monarch, who were carring out the maintenance, only have limited hanger space, so the aircraft gets towed around and parked whenever space is needed, otherwise its parked in Hanger 60. Monarch also carry out maintenance for CO 757's at a rate of about 1 per month, N12116 is there at present.
Cx flyboy From Hong Kong, joined Dec 1999, 6694 posts, RR: 55
Reply 8, posted (11 years 10 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
I remember seeing a Turkmenistan 757 a few years ago in manchester that also sat dereliect looking for several weeks. I thought that it had been returned, but was only in for maintenance. The main reason it took so long, I was told, was that the engines were off at the workshop being dismantled and the aircraft was simply waiting for the engines. This photo shows the same I guess.