B-787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 276 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 4788 times:
When ever I notice that a large aircraft is ferried to Victorville, Goodyear, etc. it looks as though it could be storage or parting out. When I look at Mohave, it seems most aircraft are parted out. Is that really the case?
aklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 1217 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 4682 times:
In the US what we used to call scrap yards for cars are now usually called salvage yards. If you have an older car and need a very model specific part (like a tail light lens) a salvage yard may be the first place you look (after the dealer tells you the price for a new one.)
If you own a car that no longer runs you may do this process yourself, maybe advertising on craigslist, eBay, or other media that parts are available. That is referred to as parting out your car.
TSS From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3112 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 4609 times:
Quoting bohica (Reply 6): Quoting aklrno (Reply 5):
In the US what we used to call scrap yards for cars are now usually called salvage yards.
I have heard them be called "automobile recyclers" as well. An environmentally green name for a junkyard.
Quite true, but also more specific. At a "salvage yard" and particularly at an "automobile recycler" one would expect to find cars, trucks, and vans and various pieces thereof but nothing else, whereas a "junkyard" in the classical sense might also contain non-functioning major appliances such as refrigerators, stoves, washers, dryers, and pretty much anything else made of metal including but not limited to old bed frames, farm implements, and bits and pieces of HVAC systems of every size, shape, and description.
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I would guess that dryness is less important when the only job is parting out, hence why some of those facilities aren't as much in the desert (another example would be Kemble in the UK.) Since the usable parts are going to another airframe or supplier in any case. Don't have specific knowledge on the topic though.
blueflyer From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jan 2006, 4773 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (2 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 3549 times:
Quoting MD-90 (Reply 13): Definitely wouldn't store any airliners long term anywhere in Mississippi. Far too much humidity nearly year round.
I believe some aircraft are stored in CHR, yet when I look at a map of France it doesn't seem to be anywhere near France's, let alone Europe's, driest spot. In fact, being less than 300 km from Paris, I would guess it does get quite humid at times.
Which leads me to ask, are aircraft "stored" in CHR really destined for the scrapper, or is humidity less a factor than one might think?
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