TC957 From UK - England, joined May 2012, 1342 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 14162 times:
Breaking up the derelict aircraft is all very well but they will need to have the infrastructure in place to deal with the vast amount of scrap metal that will come as a result. Otherwise I can forsee instead of piles of whole planes sitting about the airfields, it'll just be piles of rusting scrap. And I can hardly imagine aircraft scrap metal from Nigeria's hot & muggy climate
commanding the sort of value on the international metal market that old aircraft metal from the dry US boneyards get.
Perhaps they should leave them and arrange a few aviation enthusiat tours around the country to go and see them !
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 3131 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (2 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 13927 times:
Quoting TC957 (Reply 2):
Breaking up the derelict aircraft is all very well but they will need to have the infrastructure in place to deal with the vast amount of scrap metal that will come as a result. Otherwise I can forsee instead of piles of whole planes sitting about the airfields, it'll just be piles of rusting scrap.
They'll probably do what we do with used cardboard: Load it in a cargo container and ship it to China. Helps with your export statistics too!
VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8105 posts, RR: 25
Reply 23, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 4335 times:
Quoting Spacepope (Reply 13): I counted 17 BAC-111s and a 727-200 there from a few photos.
Okada Air 1-11s that have previously been reported wfu at Benin included 5N-AXQ (December 97), 5N-AYS (April 05), 5N-AYT (April 05), 5N-EHI (January 05) and 5N-ORO (December 97). They may well b e amongst those in the photo. Another 1-11, 5N-OAL of Oriental Airlines, was reported wfu at LOS in May 96 and their 5N-ENO at Owerri in February 05..
Quoting bennett123 (Reply 16): I can find no record of 5N-RRR, 5N-JJJ, 5N-PDP, 5N-PPP or 5N-OOO since 2001.
5N-RRR was reported as being derelict and being used for spares at Kano on 16 December 05.
The last report I have seen on 5N-JJJ was on a Hadj flight at JED in January 01.
5N-OOO was also reported on a Hadj flight at JED. That was on 22 January 04, three months before it was also reported at ALG on 24 April.
yyz717 From Canada, joined Sep 2001, 16435 posts, RR: 55
Reply 27, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 3816 times:
Quoting Spacepope (Reply 13): I counted 17 BAC-111s and a 727-200 there from a few photos..
That has got to be the world's largest collections of 1-11 hulls!
Quoting type-rated (Reply 20): It's ironic that we have a bunch of airplanes rotting in Nigeria while the entire country has had its infrastructure rotting away since the British gave it back to the locals in 1961.
True. The airport reflects the country, as in so many places.
Thomas_Jaeger From Switzerland, joined Apr 2002, 2432 posts, RR: 27
Reply 29, posted (2 years 3 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 3383 times:
Quoting bennett123 (Reply 28): tHE Al Jazeera item also included a Boeing B737-200 with a blue belly. The reg looks like 5N-SSZ, but I can not find this aircraft.
5N-SSZ is an ex-IRS Airlines Fokker 28-4000, c/n 11190, originally delivered to Linjeflyg in Sweden back in November 1982, so slightly older than I am . Hope I will not be scrapped soon ... Silly jokes aside, does anyone know if IRS still operates Fokker 28-4000 5N-NCZ alongside their five Fokker 100s?
Swiss aviation news junkie living all over the place