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Why The Engines Are Being Removed?

Thu Dec 28, 2000 3:25 pm

Whenever a plane is in storage, the engines are being removed.

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RE: Why The Engines Are Being Removed?

Thu Dec 28, 2000 3:46 pm

Engines are valuble ( especially low time ones ) and can be sold, leased "power by the hour", or used on another plane in the storers fleet. The details of the storage and who is doing the storing are unknown to me, ( airline? leasing company? dealer? scrapper? ) but you get the idea.
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RE: Why The Engines Are Being Removed?

Fri Dec 29, 2000 8:42 am

When I visited Davis-Monthan AFB,they said that engines were removed and sealed in casket-like containers so they were protected internally from dirt,bird,bug nests - etc. Also to keep internal parts from rusting/corroding.

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