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Interesting UAL A319 @ DCA  
User currently onlineCV990A From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 1479 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

I was at DCA last night dropping off a friend, and noticed a UAL A319 in line for departure with what looked like a HP fuselage panel right above the trailing edge of the port wing. Does anyone know what the story is with this jet? Sadly, it was slightly turned, so the tailplane was blocking the reg #. Thanks


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User currently offlineFutureFO From Ireland, joined Oct 2001, 3132 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2125 times:

Possibly using a part from HP to utilize until it gets to a MX hub and get get a UA piece put on.

Sean from MCO

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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1942 times:

Parts sharing happens a lot between airlines.

There is an old pic somewhere in the database of a BA 747 classic with an AA nosecone, and Delta has for some time operated a system with a number of international airlines where they can pick parts from common stock.

Just two examples. For instance...

Delta had an arrangement with Britannia in the UK, so if a 767 went tech here then Britannia could source a part for them. Replacements and payments could then be sorted out later. There were other airlines within this internet-based inventory system which could locate a spare closest to the aircraft in need.

User currently offlineN628AU From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 357 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1875 times:

There are formal pooling agreements as you cited in the DL example (almost all major Int'l carriers have them), and there are borrow/loan agreements between individual carriers. This can be a sunstantial source of revenue for large carriers loaning or selling parts ot smaller carriers.

User currently offlineUpsmd11 From United States of America, joined May 2003, 823 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

Yes, this does happen. I saw a 5X 767-300 with the rear part of the tail (rudder) from a Wavy Gravy DL 767.


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