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What's After Mojave?

Thu Sep 15, 2005 1:06 pm

Hello,

I searched in the data-base and couldn't find anything on this.

So, I was looking for the answer on What happens to the A/C stored at Mohave?

I know some of them are being stored there for a bit of time, like Southwest did once until they put their aircraft on service; but how about those aircraft that are no longer in use and will be there for an indefinite time?

I ask this because at CCS they have their own Storage Center, where old 727s and DC-9s are there almost completely destroyed. So, I thought about what would happen when there's no more space and all that metal is still there.

Thanks.

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RobK
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What's After Mojave?

Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:10 pm

Well it's an on-going process. When one gets the axe it free's up space for another one.

I presume you're referring to Mojave (KMHV).

RK  Wink
 
797
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What's After Mojave?

Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:05 pm

Quoting RobK (Reply 1):
I presume you're referring to Mojave (KMHV).

Yes, sorry about the mispelled word.

So, if there's an aircraft totally destroyed, will it be removed?

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Candid76
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What's After Mojave?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:14 am

Most of the aircraft stored at MHV in the last couple of years have gone on to further careers. Some of the aircraft there which won't fly again (US Airways DC9s for example) have been stored for longer. The US Airways 732s and American Fokker 100s which were stored in large numbers have, with very few exceptions, been sold for further service.

Desert storage doesn't necessarily mean coke cans. Look at the Delta TriStars at Victorville - some sold after seven years in the desert.
 
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What's After Mojave?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:38 am

Quoting Candid76 (Reply 3):
Delta TriStars at Victorville - some sold after seven years in the desert.

Where did they go?
When I was at VCV last year someone thought that they were heading to South Africa for a new airline.

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Candid76
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RE: What's After Mojave?

Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:41 am

Thai Sky Airlines. In addition to this, a contact of mine tells me a couple of long stored -500s are being overhauled for another new carrier.

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