Remember - *limited* parting out can occur and the aircraft still eventually get fixed. It's a lot easier for DL
, when servicing another MD
-11, to pull a part off the one handily parked outside, then to wait for one to arrive from a vendor.
Long as the part is still certified, it's fair game.
And since that plane isn't going anywhere anytime soon, it's got a LOT of handy parts on it.
Possibly they've run out of "easy to get to" parts and moved it somewhere where it's no longer in the way.
who knows? only time will tell.
It may not get actually torn apart though - there's a 737 over there that Airtrain apparently bonked on landing years and years ago ... it's still sitting there, apparently as some kind of training hull.