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Why The Engines Are Being Removed?  
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9160 posts, RR: 15
Posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

Whenever a plane is in storage, the engines are being removed.

Why?

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User currently offlineNKP S2 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 1714 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1362 times:

Engines are valuble ( especially low time ones ) and can be sold, leased "power by the hour", or used on another plane in the storers fleet. The details of the storage and who is doing the storing are unknown to me, ( airline? leasing company? dealer? scrapper? ) but you get the idea.

User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7450 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1302 times:

When I visited Davis-Monthan AFB,they said that engines were removed and sealed in casket-like containers so they were protected internally from dirt,bird,bug nests - etc. Also to keep internal parts from rusting/corroding.

United_Fan



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