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Major Maintenance Bases Away From Hubs

Fri Oct 07, 2011 11:05 am

Many airlines had major maintenance bases at hubs, but many also have chosen to locate them elsewhere (American in Ft. Worth and Tulsa, British Airways in Cardiff and Glasgow, Northwest in Duluth, etc.). Aside from tax or other local incentives, what operational benefits are there to locating maintenance 'away from home'?
 
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RE: Major Maintenance Bases Away From Hubs

Fri Oct 07, 2011 12:05 pm

In the case of AC, I believe the legislation which led to the privatization of AC requires that there be a maintenance base in YWG.
 
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RE: Major Maintenance Bases Away From Hubs

Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:40 pm

Lower costs and availability of space would be my guesses. Big hubs tend to be at big and busy airports where costs are very high and space is often at a premium.
 
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RE: Major Maintenance Bases Away From Hubs

Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:47 am

Quoting rwessel (Reply 2):
Lower costs and availability of space would be my guesses. Big hubs tend to be at big and busy airports where costs are very high and space is often at a premium.


You are correct. CO leased 2 hangars in MCO because one, they got a great deal and two, the ease of routing narrow body A/C to this station.
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RE: Major Maintenance Bases Away From Hubs

Sat Oct 08, 2011 8:47 am

Costs of Rentals in certain airports/airfields are cheaper than other more popular ones.
The smaller Airports are at times having less traffic & not much noise restrictions as in the major ones.....making Mx tests easier & cheaper.

Surrounding area Real estate prices matter too.
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RE: Major Maintenance Bases Away From Hubs

Sat Oct 08, 2011 11:41 am

QI base maintenance is performed at SGD. The only route from SGD is to CPH, but Cimber Air was founded at SGD.

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RE: Major Maintenance Bases Away From Hubs

Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:28 pm

TWA had major maintenance bases at MCI, LAX and JFK.
 
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RE: Major Maintenance Bases Away From Hubs

Sat Oct 08, 2011 3:30 pm

Quoting 474218 (Reply 6):

And American has a hangar here as well....
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