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Aircraft Retirement

Mon Oct 16, 2000 8:23 am

I was just reading a post regarding Delta's TriStar retirement and I was wondering: how does an airline know when to retire a particular aircraft? I'm not talking about retiring (for example) L-1011s, but when does Delta know to retire (for example) N740DA? And what happens to it after its last flight? Thanks.
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RE: Aircraft Retirement

Mon Oct 16, 2000 10:49 am

Usually, retired aircraft go to charter airlines or cargo carriers. When they get too old for this, they sit in a desert in Arizona for a while, then they are made into thousands of beer cans.

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