CitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2311 posts, RR: 3 Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2074 times:
As far as business jets go, at Cessna the average small Citation Jet has less than 10 hours at delivery. Some of the larger Sovereign or Citation X jets may have up to 15 hours at delivery.
The pre-delivery flights include green flights (before interior is installed), and production acceptance flights that verify the performance of all systems (electronic, hydraulic, avionic, etc)
CitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2311 posts, RR: 3 Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1813 times:
I don't think that Victorville is only a scrapping facility. It is merely a storage facility for aircraft. Not every airplane that goes there is scrapped, many of them re-enter service. Some are in short term storage, some in long term storage, and some will be scrapped.
She obviously wasn't scrapped. Here she is last month.