Falcon flyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 1339 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 5757 times:
Quoting KL911 (Reply 6): Roswell? Modern A320's? The B767 I can understand, that workhorse had it after so many years. Is this confirmed that A320's are being parked?
Not that surprising really, excess passenger and cargo capacity caused by the global economic meltdown. A Jet Airways B777-300 was recently ferried to Marana for storage as well as some factory fresh B777 Freighters. It doesn't necessarily have to do with age.
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Lightsaber From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 14172 posts, RR: 100
Reply 9, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5658 times:
Quoting KL911 (Reply 8): Interesting question. And most likely expensive for AC. Why don't they store it in Canada itself? ( in the north that is) Isn't polar air as dry as desert air?
Freeze-thaw is hard on aircraft. Storing under those conditions does not allow 'stopping the clock' on certain maintenance operations. Besides, the storage yards of the US southwest have the experience to prepare aircraft for long term storage. There is a reason they dominate the storage market.
KELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6620 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 5548 times:
Quoting Lightsaber (Reply 9): Freeze-thaw is hard on aircraft. Storing under those conditions does not allow 'stopping the clock' on certain maintenance operations. Besides, the storage yards of the US southwest have the experience to prepare aircraft for long term storage. There is a reason they dominate the storage market.
That and the natural advantage that they have, in that the average yearly relative humidity is lower in the US deserts than almost any place in the world, save Antarctica
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MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1101 posts, RR: 12
Reply 14, posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4708 times:
On a side note, C-GHLU is one of the crew rest-fitted, low density 763s. With Vancouver-Shanghai switching to 77W for the winter season, it means 1 less route for the crew rest 763s to be used... for the routes they were intended for. Vancouver-Beijing (also 77W for the winter) was also operated by low density 763s last winter, although not exclusively.
ABQopsHP From United States of America, joined May 2006, 879 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3105 times:
When HP was still around, the company would send a/c down there for paint work, as well as over to AMA. With the merger, the original commercials were shot at ROW, since then I have not noticed any US a/c going into ROW, but to DHN instead. YV used to send a/c down there as well. The crew would come back thru ABQ to PHX, deadheading after they would drop off an a/c.
SunriseValley From Canada, joined Jul 2004, 5542 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2990 times:
Quoting Nwarooster (Reply 15): According to Aerotransport.Org, these three aircraft were put into storage at Roswell. old
I am under the impression that AC have been returning A320's to the leesor for quite some period of time. Perhaps this is where the leesor wanted them returned to. Whether this applies to a 763 I don't know.
AC_B777 From Canada, joined Aug 2000, 821 posts, RR: 12
Reply 19, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2821 times:
As I mentioned in my other posts, our operations site was showing these a/c going for maintenance...not for storage or returning to lessors.
As another post mentioned, all these a/c are in the old colors, so who's to say they are not getting repainted into the new colors.
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