VirginA340 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3783 times:
Fokker the company that makes the aircraft has been gone for quite sometime. I heard right now they've been canabalising parts. I might be wrong but thats what I heard. The did the same thing to a DC-10 after a landing accident. The plane was scrapped for parts. The photos are on this forum. The forward undercarage collapsed and the nose cone is gone as well as forward landing gear.
AA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 6247 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3719 times:
I can certainly wait to see a 717 in AA colors- especially if they put them in the interim TWA-AA colors. See the other posts.
BUT- I am surprised at this news. However, we have been hearing that the F100 was not a reliable plane. I don't mean reliable in terms of 'dispatch reliability' but in terms of longevity. So now this goes together- unreliable planes need a spare for parts. Hey- that works.
That is what BA and AF did with their Concordes. There were several on the ground being used for parts long before all were grounded.
Trintocan From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2000, 3295 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 3676 times:
Not BA and their Concordes. BA's 7 Concordes had all been active for many years before the Paris tragedy. Years previously they had stored one but they later refurbished it and returned it to service. AF, however, had permanently grounded 1 of their Concordes as a spares source.