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User currently offlineC172 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 109 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

Do airlines station backup aircraft at their major hubs in case an airplane breaks down and they suddenly need a replacement?

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User currently offlineSK601 From Belgium, joined Jun 2005, 976 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2248 times:

NW has a backup DC10 in AMS (only for the summer).

User currently offlineCWAFlyer From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 698 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2153 times:

Yes. Most try to. A lot of the spares are used for charters, especially
during the NFL season. There are times that due to maintainence,
damage, airworthiness directives, etc, the spares are not available.

User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3834 posts, RR: 18
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2092 times:

Does EasyJet or Ryanair have any back up aircraft, if so how many?

Rob!  Smile

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3844 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2087 times:

I think FR and U2 rely a bit on Titan Airways and Monarch for back up, but I could be wrong.

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