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How Many Aircraft In The U.S. Are In Storage?  
User currently offlineRyefly From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1396 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4834 times:

Just curious if anyone knows just how many aircraft for each airline is in storage and retired (i.e. B-727) in the United States that could theoretically be brought back into service quickly if they had to? If for example the opposite of effects of 9/11 occurred over night and airlines couldn't wait on new aircraft deliveries.

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User currently offlineAloha717200 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 4521 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4806 times:

Boy, wouldn't we all love to see the all airworthy 727, L-1011, and others return to service quickly. Big grin

That would never happen though. Anyway, I'm not sure I can answer your question but there are 200 aircraft on the ground at Victorville alone...but that counts all airframes, intact or otherwise, so I don't know what percentage are intact.

I wonder if the hawaiian DC-9s are still airworthy or if they've been stripped down.


User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

There's a site called Cactuswings http://www.cactuswings.com that lists all kinds of storage-related info, so maybe they have a count over there somehwere. If not, their site administrator might know...

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6326 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4713 times:

In Arizona there are nearly 600 between TUS GYR and MZJ. I suspect California is also near the same level, if not a bit higher.

Check out last weeks issue of US News & World Report, I think there is a number there.



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User currently offlineUal777contrail From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4665 times:

IMISSP,
You are refering to ALL aircraft right? there are alot of military aircraft in storage near TUS.

I think he meant commercial aircraft right?


ual 777 contrail


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7520 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 4539 times:

Aloha - aren't HA's Dc-9's timed out ? I mean they must have a ton of cycles on them.


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User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6326 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4375 times:

No Ual777, I meant only civil airliners. AMARC has nearly 5000 aircraft on hand and none are airliners that could ever fly again.

TUS has, by my drive by guess, about 50, MZJ nearly 300, and GYR about 200 last I was there.



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User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1030 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 4346 times:

I wonder if the hawaiian DC-9s are still airworthy or if they've been stripped down.

The HAL DC-9's are starting to turn into beer cars. I was out there 3 weeks ago and watched on meet it's fate to the scrappers machines. Quite a sound hearing the stringers and skin rip as the scrapper torn into it. The airframe thrashing about.

Only wish it was one of the 3 holers I used to work on for my employer.

David
team convair 880/ American Airlines
www.convair880.com
www.aa.com



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