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Bringing A Plane Back Into Service

Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:25 am

What all is involved in bringing a plane out of the desert/storage? Just a quick vacuming and some air freshener, or is it more thurough?

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RE: Bringing A Plane Back Into Service

Fri Nov 21, 2003 11:54 am

Most of the planes in storage have missed major maintenance, so that must be done before the plane reenters revenue service.

I'd rather be flying.
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RE: Bringing A Plane Back Into Service

Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:03 pm

Quite the question. As was stated, most need a check of some level. In fact all do. It may be an A, it may be a D, but it will need some form of thorough check.

I can say, from experience, that a certain AAirline (not a typo) will never let an airplane go from storage without, at least, new brakes and tires, no matter if it's been in storage 3 weeks or 3 years.
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RE: Bringing A Plane Back Into Service

Fri Nov 21, 2003 12:22 pm

There are inspections detailed in an airplanes maintenance manual that describes what checks need to be carried out for various storage times.

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