Sponsor Message:
Civil Aviation Forum
My Starred Topics | Profile | New Topic | Forum Index | Help | Search 
What's After Mojave?  
User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1891 posts, RR: 27
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1741 times:

Hello,

I searched in the data-base and couldn't find anything on this.

So, I was looking for the answer on What happens to the A/C stored at Mohave?

I know some of them are being stored there for a bit of time, like Southwest did once until they put their aircraft on service; but how about those aircraft that are no longer in use and will be there for an indefinite time?

I ask this because at CCS they have their own Storage Center, where old 727s and DC-9s are there almost completely destroyed. So, I thought about what would happen when there's no more space and all that metal is still there.

Thanks.

Greetings!


Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3946 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1664 times:

Well it's an on-going process. When one gets the axe it free's up space for another one.

I presume you're referring to Mojave (KMHV).

RK  Wink


User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1891 posts, RR: 27
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1564 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 1):
I presume you're referring to Mojave (KMHV).

Yes, sorry about the mispelled word.

So, if there's an aircraft totally destroyed, will it be removed?

Greetz!



Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 733 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1505 times:

Most of the aircraft stored at MHV in the last couple of years have gone on to further careers. Some of the aircraft there which won't fly again (US Airways DC9s for example) have been stored for longer. The US Airways 732s and American Fokker 100s which were stored in large numbers have, with very few exceptions, been sold for further service.

Desert storage doesn't necessarily mean coke cans. Look at the Delta TriStars at Victorville - some sold after seven years in the desert.


User currently offlineTod From Denmark, joined Aug 2004, 1724 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1465 times:

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 3):
Delta TriStars at Victorville - some sold after seven years in the desert.

Where did they go?
When I was at VCV last year someone thought that they were heading to South Africa for a new airline.

Tod


User currently offlineCandid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 733 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

Thai Sky Airlines. In addition to this, a contact of mine tells me a couple of long stored -500s are being overhauled for another new carrier.

Top Of Page
Forum Index

This topic is archived and can not be replied to any more.

Printer friendly format

Similar topics:More similar topics...
What's After 797? posted Thu Sep 19 2002 23:25:03 by SafetyDude
Pilots-What After 250 Hours? posted Sun Jun 24 2001 03:20:57 by Jared
Sabena Saved But What After Sabena? posted Tue Feb 20 2001 08:32:34 by Sndp
What Are MASs Plans After They Leave ARN? posted Sat Oct 7 2006 21:14:18 by Windshear
What Happens To Pilots After Accidents? posted Sun Aug 27 2006 23:55:27 by Falstaff
Airlines After A Bankruptcy. What Happens Next? posted Mon Aug 21 2006 08:24:45 by VarigB707
After The 717.......What's Next? posted Thu May 25 2006 21:11:16 by RJ777
After The Pilot Agreement - What's Next For DL posted Tue Apr 11 2006 21:33:15 by WorldTraveler
What Will Become Of JFK AA After New Terminal? posted Wed Feb 15 2006 10:12:04 by AEroc
After Jet Blue, What's Next For Bermuda? posted Fri Feb 3 2006 19:01:56 by Columbia107