DC10GUY
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Usairways A320's Parked?

Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:05 am

I was at GYR (Goodyear AZ) this past weekend and saw at least 7ea. Usairways A320's (might of been a mix of 319's) parked, widows taped up stored. I wonder why ??? Wouldn't they park an older plane first ??? There might of been more than 7ea. too. There was also 2 ea. All white 777-200's there. Anyone know why??? Thanks.
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godbless
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RE: Usairways A320's Parked?

Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:22 am

The two all white 777's are probably the Khalifa planes that were parked at FRA for three months or so. But weren't they supposed to go to MZJ?

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RE: Usairways A320's Parked?

Thu Jul 10, 2003 10:36 am

Remember, the A320 is a 15-year-old design. If they have newer 734s and A32Xs, they would want to keep those around in favor of the older A32Xs.

It could be that they simply do not need these particular aircraft (i.e. at present, 737s run particular routes at greater efficiency or passenger preference or less cost in fees or whatever), but will reactivate them when they time comes that they need them.
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RE: Usairways A320's Parked?

Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:45 am

Elwood64151, Usairways received their first a320 about 2 years ago they ordered a boat load of all brand new ones that's why I can't see why they would park the new planes and keep flying the old ones ... Maybe its crew training ??? Its got to be really expensive to make payments on a new airplane and then store it ???
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RE: Usairways A320's Parked?

Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:55 am

Think about when SWA did this? They still got some aircraft and after the 9/11 attacks they put some in the desert just in case and after they needed them then they took them out of the desert and back to service. This is what they are doing.
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ouboy79
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RE: Usairways A320's Parked?

Thu Jul 10, 2003 11:57 am

The Airbuses you saw were those that had their leases terminated in Chapter 11. In turn US Airways pulled some 737s out of storage to maintain their 279 fleet requirement. The first Airbus 320s that were delivered will be going to their first heavy check soon, hence they are still flying with the company.
 
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RE: Usairways A320's Parked?

Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:38 pm

Ouboy79, I can see that ... who owns them know ??? The bank? Airbus?
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LGA777
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RE: Usairways A320's Parked?

Thu Jul 10, 2003 12:39 pm

There is one US A320, N101UW (the 1st A320 for US) and six A319's,
N706UW is one, can't remember the reg. of the other 5 but are all
newer than 706.
 
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RE: Usairways A320's Parked?

Thu Jul 10, 2003 9:25 pm

Those planes are owned by the bank, not sure which one - definitely not GE though.  Big grin