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User currently offlineModesto2 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2819 posts, RR: 5
Posted (14 years 2 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1035 times:

I was just reading a post regarding Delta's TriStar retirement and I was wondering: how does an airline know when to retire a particular aircraft? I'm not talking about retiring (for example) L-1011s, but when does Delta know to retire (for example) N740DA? And what happens to it after its last flight? Thanks.

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User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (14 years 2 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 1011 times:

Usually, retired aircraft go to charter airlines or cargo carriers. When they get too old for this, they sit in a desert in Arizona for a while, then they are made into thousands of beer cans.

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