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Backup Aircraft At Hubs

Thu Jul 21, 2005 6:50 pm

Do airlines station backup aircraft at their major hubs in case an airplane breaks down and they suddenly need a replacement?
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RE: Backup Aircraft At Hubs

Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:22 pm

NW has a backup DC10 in AMS (only for the summer).
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RE: Backup Aircraft At Hubs

Thu Jul 21, 2005 9:29 pm

Yes. Most try to. A lot of the spares are used for charters, especially
during the NFL season. There are times that due to maintainence,
damage, airworthiness directives, etc, the spares are not available.
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RE: Backup Aircraft At Hubs

Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:16 pm

Does EasyJet or Ryanair have any back up aircraft, if so how many?

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RE: Backup Aircraft At Hubs

Thu Jul 21, 2005 10:19 pm

I think FR and U2 rely a bit on Titan Airways and Monarch for back up, but I could be wrong.

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