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What Happens To Planes In Storage

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:32 am

When an airline "Retires" a plane, where does it go, is it used for parts, sold, leased, left to rot? Stupid questions yes, but I am curious.
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mauriceb
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RE: What Happens To Planes In Storage

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:36 am

well some times the lease them out to other company's, some times they scrap it for parts, some times the sell them and some times the will just be scrapped.



 
dan2002
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RE: What Happens To Planes In Storage

Tue Aug 10, 2004 5:37 am

Usually go to MHV,VCV, or RSW to be stored, some come back either with the same airline or a different one, some get parted, some get parted and scrapped, and some get sent back to their lessor. Do a search for pics taken at MHV or VCV, it might help to understand better too.

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