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What Happens When Aircraft Change Owners?  
User currently offlineIlyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 12
Posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1502 times:

Hey all! I've been wondering, what happens when an aircraft is sold by one airline to another? Does the aircraft undergo some sort of inspection? Is there some sort of down time during which the interior is changed out or cleaned up, the aircraft re-painted? Does anyone know details? And what about leased aircraft as opposed to purchased ones?

Thanks!

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User currently offlineCeilidh From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1491 times:

Yes of course to all of the above. Usually the aircraft will receive a bridging check onto the new operator's maintenance programme; at which time the new livery, interior etc will be applied. Same applies to leased aircraft.

User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

I flew once in an Aerolineas Argentinas B 737-200 purchased to All Nippon and inside the plane everithing was still in japanese.

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