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User currently offlineC-fyow From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 116 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1486 times:

Hi All....

Just wondering something the other night while looking at stored aircraft
at Marana, etc...

1- The crews that fly in jets to be parked, either long term, or short term
storage, or dismantled, what happens to them once they land at these
places, and how do they leave the facility, once they have landed???

2- Are these crews airline based, or are they dispatched by the storage
people to pick-up the jet to fly it back to its resting place???

Thanks.....Steve

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User currently offlineBroke From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 1322 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1459 times:

For crews ferrying airplanes for storage at Marana, normally they would be flown home on a commerical flight from Tucson. If the plane is owned by an airline, one of their crews would ferry the airplane. If the plane owned by a leasing company or is repossessed, it would likely be flown by a contact crew. As far as what is done with the airplane, that depends on what the owner (whomever that is) is able to do. Short term storage airplanes have to be run up and taxied once a month, usually that is accomplished by a third party maintenance facility, which would also prep the airplane for storage. Long term storage, requires draining fluids, possibly replacing lubricants with a fluid that is designed to prevent internal corrosion and drying out of the seals (pickling), plugging up all areas where birds or bugs could nest; would also be most likely done by a third party maintenance company. Third party maintenance facilities, rarely if ever, have their own flight crews. If the airplane is to be scrapped, usually all useful components are removed for reuse and then the airplane is chopped up (literally).

User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1422 times:

I was able to ride out to Victorsville, CA on the retirement flight of one of Delta's L-1011s (N736DY). A crew van picked up the crew and drove them 2 hours to Los Angeles where they deadheaded back to Altanta.


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6206 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 1420 times:

Oh, I forgot; It was a Delta crew (but they wore business casual dress; not uniforms).


Last year 1,944 New Yorkers saw something and said something.
User currently offline747-451 From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 2417 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (12 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 1385 times:

A majority of planes put into storage end up being scrapped (707's, Convair 880's/990's or planes with high cycles). The are usually placed into storage because the airline has replaced them with more modern equipment. A small number are placed during a recession or down turn in the market and preserved in the fashion as "Broke" said. Some planes are stored for very short term as in lease transfers. Under this circumstance, they are oinly stored for a short time and prepped (reconfigure the cabin, re spray the livery etc) for the new lessor; as Evergreen does I believe.

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