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User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3353 posts, RR: 12
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2324 times:
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Hi, all.

I had an interesting question come my way from a colleague, and now I'm curious. I didn't give him an answer as I wouldn't know the slightest about the topic.

My colleague asked if, now that so many planes have been in storage for almost a week, will there suddenly be a bunching of safety issues and even accidents. I said it was unlikely since they care for the machines and they're only in short-term storage, but it did yield the following question, which I couldn't answer.

What does "short-term storage" entail, and what needs to be done before the aircraft can get back in the air? Is there a limit to the term "short-term" or is it just a name given to the procedure done?



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User currently offlinefr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 6711 posts, RR: 16
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

I seriously doubt any operator put their aircraft in storage. There are costs associated with putting an aircraft in storage and pulling it out.

We routinely have aircraft sit around for 5 or 6 days, depending on geographic location. Depending on the approved maintenance program, the aircraft will require a quick check-out and then a return to service.

The only work that would have to be done, is the things that expire on a calendar day basis.

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User currently offlinedxing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 2250 times:

Quoting ANITIX87 (Thread starter):

If by storage you mean just sitting on the ramp then with a couple of inspections they should be ready to fly. If this had gone on a little longer and they had not been able to fly then more than likely something in the aircraft operators ops specs would have demanded a little more in the way of prepping. Perhaps a test flight before a live trip.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31875 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2228 times:

There are check schedules covering calender periods too,apart from Flt hrs.As long as they are followed,the Aircraft is still Airworthy.

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