797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1923 posts, RR: 25 Posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
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.
Flying isn't dangerous. Crashing is what's dangerous!
Candid76 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 758 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (10 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1880 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.