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Major Maintenance Bases Away From Hubs  
User currently offlinesimairlinenet From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 911 posts, RR: 2
Posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 3396 times:

Many airlines had major maintenance bases at hubs, but many also have chosen to locate them elsewhere (American in Ft. Worth and Tulsa, British Airways in Cardiff and Glasgow, Northwest in Duluth, etc.). Aside from tax or other local incentives, what operational benefits are there to locating maintenance 'away from home'?

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User currently offlinejamincan From Canada, joined Aug 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 3380 times:

In the case of AC, I believe the legislation which led to the privatization of AC requires that there be a maintenance base in YWG.

User currently offlinerwessel From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 2311 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3261 times:
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Lower costs and availability of space would be my guesses. Big hubs tend to be at big and busy airports where costs are very high and space is often at a premium.

User currently offlineMX757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 628 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 3135 times:

Quoting rwessel (Reply 2):
Lower costs and availability of space would be my guesses. Big hubs tend to be at big and busy airports where costs are very high and space is often at a premium.


You are correct. CO leased 2 hangars in MCO because one, they got a great deal and two, the ease of routing narrow body A/C to this station.



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31667 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 3100 times:

Costs of Rentals in certain airports/airfields are cheaper than other more popular ones.
The smaller Airports are at times having less traffic & not much noise restrictions as in the major ones.....making Mx tests easier & cheaper.

Surrounding area Real estate prices matter too.



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User currently offlineLarshjort From Denmark, joined Dec 2007, 1426 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 3084 times:

QI base maintenance is performed at SGD. The only route from SGD is to CPH, but Cimber Air was founded at SGD.

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User currently offline474218 From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 6340 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3035 times:

TWA had major maintenance bases at MCI, LAX and JFK.

User currently offlinemmedford From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 561 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (2 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 3034 times:

Quoting 474218 (Reply 6):

And American has a hangar here as well....



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