Kaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2208 posts, RR: 3 Posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3242 times:
With the recent decline in global air traffic, many airlines have put planes in storage in Mojave and Victorville, ect. I was wondering which airlines have put what planes in storage? The particular planes in question are "new" or "modern" current generation planes, such as 747-400s, A330s, A340s, A320s, 737NGs, 767-300ERs, 777s.
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2581 times:
Though not going into storage I read somewhere that Delta have got a few new 737s which they are trying to sell before Boeing complete construction.
Well some "Modern" planes are already awaiting the axe-man, BA have scrapped at least one A320 as have a few other airlines, several have been only a few years old. The BA aircraft was an A320-100 I believe so it was one of the very first production models and had some commonality differences with the -200s.
Didn't Airbus have a few A330s "stored" as their intended operators were unable to accept them?
I know my airline's first A330 was due for delivery just a few weeks after we went under, was stored and then delivered to Mexicana in our livery (with our new interior and new gizmo's )
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 21448 posts, RR: 24 Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 2553 times:
A recent article in Aviation Week said that 63 747-400s (passenger and cargo) were now in storage, although a few freighters have recently returned to service with Asian carriers with cargo markets in that area gradually improving. Many of the passenger 744s will probably never fly again, and many were probably sent to the desert just before they were due for expensive heavy maintenance.