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Whats The Story With This Arrow Air?  
User currently offlinemastermis From Cayman Islands, joined Apr 2008, 147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2605 times:

Not sure what this is. No engines (looks like a 4-engine) and no landing gear!
Just curious. This was taken on March 7th @ MIA




[Edited 2010-03-14 13:15:13]

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User currently offlinenqyguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2596 times:

Its a DC8.  

filler filler filler


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 26021 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2510 times:

Looks like this retired DC-8-63F, likely awaiting scrapping. Arrow no longer operates DC-8s.


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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7607 posts, RR: 32
Reply 3, posted (4 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2139 times:

Smaller carriers with the staff can find it profitable to scrap an aircraft inhouse rather than selling the plane.

There is enough of a market for DC-8 parts, and they can provide the paper trail, to get good prices. Eventually when the plane is gutted, they will actually get a better price for the metal from a recycler than they would selling the entire aircraft whole.

It takes a certain situation for that to be profitable, but a small carrier with a dedicated maintenance staff, ramp or hanger space and a not overwhelming workload can do it.


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