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User currently offlineKaitak744 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2306 posts, RR: 3
Posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4137 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.

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User currently offlineLHRlocal From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2008, 261 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 4090 times:

Didnt a couple of airlines fly their brand new 777Fs straight to the desert for storage straight from the factory?

User currently offlineSeemyseems From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 967 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

9W has a 77W in storage too, its a shame seeing these great aircraft in storage.


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User currently offlineNWA757boy From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 676 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4012 times:

NW/DL have two A333s in MZJ. They are up for C checks and they are being held off until they are needed for the summer schedule.

User currently offlineAnshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 4014 times:

9W sent their 77W's to Marana without taking delivery. Although I think they've taken delivery and are flying them to Brussels.

User currently offlineJayeshrulz From India, joined Apr 2007, 1027 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 3935 times:



Quoting LHRlocal (Reply 1):
Didnt a couple of airlines fly their brand new 777Fs straight to the desert for storage straight from the factory?

You know what, i really laughed out loud on this statement i dont know why..:D
i thought its funny for airlines to send the brand new aircraft to desert...then i read storage :P

Yes IIRC LAN cargo? China Cargo?

Quoting Anshuk (Reply 4):
9W sent their 77W's to Marana without taking delivery. Although I think they've taken delivery and are flying them to Brussels.

Yes but to LHR.BRU is nowadays rarely by 77W sad  Sad



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User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1784 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3506 times:



Quoting Anshuk (Reply 4):
9W sent their 77W's to Marana without taking delivery. Although I think they've taken delivery and are flying them to Brussels.

It was ntu, now going to a VIP operator

Quoting LHRlocal (Reply 1):
Didnt a couple of airlines fly their brand new 777Fs straight to the desert for storage straight from the factory?

The Air France 77F's have now been delivered, and the China are due to be delivered soon.


User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3476 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  Sad )


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24075 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3448 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.

User currently offlineJQFlightie From Australia, joined Mar 2009, 940 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3397 times:

How about IB and their stored A346's or have they put them into service...


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User currently offlineDash9 From Canada, joined Nov 2008, 188 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3368 times:

should we take into account aircraft being scrapped?

I read somewhere that an A318 was being scrapped. That frame was not even 10 yrs old!


User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3315 times:



Quoting Dash9 (Reply 10):
I read somewhere that an A318 was being scrapped. That frame was not even 10 yrs old!

Yes, I believe they were Frontier aircraft, or an airline operating on behalf of Frontier.

It's a real shame that young aircraft get scrapped, but its a sad fact that some aircraft are worth more for spare parts than as a whole.

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User currently offlineAnshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3287 times:



Quoting Jayeshrulz (Reply 5):

Yes but to LHR.BRU is nowadays rarely by 77W sad  


Incorrect.  no 

9W flies ONLY 77W's to LHR from both BOM and DEL.

Also, the 77W was recently reintroduced on the BOM-BRU-EWR service.
Further, the 77W will be used for the BOM-BRU sector on the BOM-BRU-JFK service. The BRU-JFK sector will be flown by the 332.

Source: http://www.jetairways.com/EN/GB/PressReleases/new_Boeing__.aspx

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 6):

It was ntu, now going to a VIP operator

Thanks for the update!  Smile

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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3945 posts, RR: 18
Reply 13, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3230 times:



Quoting Anshuk (Reply 4):
9W sent their 77W's to Marana without taking delivery. Although I think they've taken delivery and are flying them to Brussels.

77W's? They only sent one to storage and that was VT-JEL which is now back at PAE being prepared for a VIP punter as they are not taking it.

Quoting Jayeshrulz (Reply 5):
Yes IIRC LAN cargo? China Cargo?

Nope  no  . LANs went straight to them and China Cargo doesn't have any yet.

Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 6):
The Air France 77F's have now been delivered, and the China are due to be delivered soon.

Air France's 4th has gone to the desert.

Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 7):
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.

Nope  no . Delta doesn't have any problems selling their 737s as there is no shortage of leasing companies with nice offers to snap them up.

R  Smile


User currently offlineWestWing From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 2125 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3189 times:

Two brand-new 747-400ERFs built for LoadAir (not clear if LoadAir owns them) are sunbathing at Marana.


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User currently offlineDeltaL1011man From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 9081 posts, RR: 12
Reply 15, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3138 times:



Quoting FlyingColours (Reply 7):
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.

They have already been sold. DL sold them in BK(38 out of the 40 on order IIRC) and bought 10 73Gs with the money.



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User currently offlineAnshuk From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2009, 485 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 4 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3064 times:



Quoting RobK (Reply 13):

77W's? They only sent one to storage and that was VT-JEL which is now back at PAE being prepared for a VIP punter as they are not taking it.


My bad! I was under the impression that two of them had been sent there. I just read about VT-JEL being sold to a VIP. I wonder who this it's for..


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