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anymaninfc
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:26 am

miaami wrote:
Detroit313 wrote:
Any updates on the 319s from Frontier? How many have they gotten so far? Are they all flying?


Another former Frontier 319 was ferried SAL-TUS-GYR for new paint this week

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NN1 ... /MSLP/KTUS

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/NN1 ... /KTUS/KGYR


That tail number appears incorrect. Perhaps it should be N777XF? I know, I know, it's no concern of mine.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 06, 2019 1:30 am

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UpNAWAy wrote:
An AA.com has a video salute to the MadDog.

http://news.aa.com/news/news-details/20 ... fault.aspx


Cool video.

IMHO, the 2-side of the AA MD-80 was the most comfortable domestic coach seat of any US airline. I’ve heard others express that opinion in the past on A.net also.


Go for the 2-side of the A220.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:06 pm

I wonder if project Oasis is going to return after Labor day? Or we should forget about it until the MAX flies again?
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sun Jul 07, 2019 2:07 am

Detroit313 wrote:
I wonder if project Oasis is going to return after Labor day? Or we should forget about it until the MAX flies again?


I think Robert Isom said the Oasis program is on hold until 2020. Just my opinion, but I would not be surprised if they pushed it back so that they could make some changes to the project.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:37 pm

When are the rest of the ex-Frontier A319s due to American? It seems like it's been a long process of receiving them.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Mon Jul 08, 2019 5:53 pm

miaami wrote:
Detroit313 wrote:
I wonder if project Oasis is going to return after Labor day? Or we should forget about it until the MAX flies again?


I think Robert Isom said the Oasis program is on hold until 2020. Just my opinion, but I would not be surprised if they pushed it back so that they could make some changes to the project.

Oasis is only suspended on the 737s. Oasis is still scheduled to proceed as planned for the A321s.
Source: https://thepointsguy.com/news/aa-pauses-737-project-oasis/
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:37 pm

Any idea where the LUS A321 Oasis plane is flying after September? It looks like it's been pulled off the PHL-SEA route.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:57 pm

bridge29 wrote:
Any idea where the LUS A321 Oasis plane is flying after September? It looks like it's been pulled off the PHL-SEA route.


I've been watching it. Some times it will fly a number of PHL-SEA flights, then gets routed on other A321 routes. I haven't seen a particular pattern.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:16 pm

Anybody have access to the schedule for the parking of six E-190s due to be retired before year end?
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Mon Jul 08, 2019 9:32 pm

Austin787 wrote:
miaami wrote:
Detroit313 wrote:
I wonder if project Oasis is going to return after Labor day? Or we should forget about it until the MAX flies again?


I think Robert Isom said the Oasis program is on hold until 2020. Just my opinion, but I would not be surprised if they pushed it back so that they could make some changes to the project.

Oasis is only suspended on the 737s. Oasis is still scheduled to proceed as planned for the A321s.
Source: https://thepointsguy.com/news/aa-pauses-737-project-oasis/


Wondering now with the Max not coming probably towards year end or even early 2020 and the MD80s are being retired if AA will also need to pull back on the LUS A321 refurbs?
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:57 am

Miamiairport wrote:
Austin787 wrote:
miaami wrote:

I think Robert Isom said the Oasis program is on hold until 2020. Just my opinion, but I would not be surprised if they pushed it back so that they could make some changes to the project.

Oasis is only suspended on the 737s. Oasis is still scheduled to proceed as planned for the A321s.
Source: https://thepointsguy.com/news/aa-pauses-737-project-oasis/


Wondering now with the Max not coming probably towards year end or even early 2020 and the MD80s are being retired if AA will also need to pull back on the LUS A321 refurbs?


The MD-80s being retired won't effect the refurbs, they were always slated to be retired this year regardless.
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anymaninfc
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:08 am

A231-251NX N406AN made it's first flight today, July 11. Not sure of the status of N405AN.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 19, 2019 11:52 am

A21N N406AN is scheduled to ferry XFW-PIT tomorrow for delivery.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/AA9707
 
anymaninfc
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 3:54 am

Runway28L wrote:
A21N N406AN is scheduled to ferry XFW-PIT tomorrow for delivery.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/AA9707


Still wondering why N405AN hasn't flown...nor had much visibility since May, when it was pictured in full color scheme and with engines installed.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:02 am

anymaninfc wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
A21N N406AN is scheduled to ferry XFW-PIT tomorrow for delivery.

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/AA9707


Still wondering why N405AN hasn't flown...nor had much visibility since May, when it was pictured in full color scheme and with engines installed.

The latest image I can find of 405 is from 5/28 where it was all wrapped up in storage tape being towed somewhere. No idea what’s up with that frame.

https://www.planespotters.net/photo/958 ... a321-253nx
 
Runway28L
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:20 pm

Just caught 406 arriving here at PIT. Registration has been changed to N406NA for whatever reason.
 
anymaninfc
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:48 pm

Runway28L wrote:
Just caught 406 arriving here at PIT. Registration has been changed to N406NA for whatever reason.


According to the FAA Registry, N406NA belongs to NASA. Perhaps a paint job gone wrong?
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:55 pm

AA uses tail #s and ship #s. So it has a FAA N # and an AA ship #.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 4:58 pm

 
Runway28L
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 5:53 pm

Just for proof...

Image

The latest shot from Hamburg on Planespotters also shows the same registration, though the uploader claims that it's a misprint.
https://www.planespotters.net/photo/976 ... a321-253nx
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:01 pm

The N406NA is not assigned, just reserved according to the FAA database
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 6:15 pm

Boof02671 wrote:
The N406NA is not assigned, just reserved according to the FAA database


Flightradar24 says it's N406AN, which is in line with the other A21N for AA....

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n406an
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:24 pm

bgm wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
The N406NA is not assigned, just reserved according to the FAA database


Flightradar24 says it's N406AN, which is in line with the other A21N for AA....

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n406an

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... rtxt=406NA
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:56 pm

Boof02671 wrote:
bgm wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
The N406NA is not assigned, just reserved according to the FAA database


Flightradar24 says it's N406AN, which is in line with the other A21N for AA....

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/aircraft/n406an

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... rtxt=406NA


Hopefully you can tell the difference between 406NA and 406AN.... read again what I posted.

https://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinquir ... rtxt=406AN
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:01 pm

My bad
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:44 am

Is N501AA almost done? It didn't do any flying on the 18th, did one flight yesterday and one today.
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:49 am

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Is N501AA almost done? It didn't do any flying on the 18th, did one flight yesterday and one today.


The spare to operational fleet ratio is crazy high on the MD-80s currently as they are on their way out the door. Its not uncommon for one to fly for a few days currently as that means others didn't break.
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:16 am

By the end of September, all 8 319 Airbus from Frontier should be flying.

4 of them are currently flying if I'm not mistaken. 4 more to come.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sun Jul 21, 2019 12:48 pm

Detroit313 wrote:
By the end of September, all 8 319 Airbus from Frontier should be flying.

4 of them are currently flying if I'm not mistaken. 4 more to come.


That is correct. The company just sent out a message regarding these aircraft
4 are already in service. The remaining 4 have the following expected delivery and avail for service dates

773 delivery 6/24/19 avail 7/20/19
777 delivery 7/20/19 avail 8/10/19
776 delivery 8/3/19 avail 8/24/19
775 delivery 8/30/19 avail 9/21/19
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sun Jul 21, 2019 5:58 pm

miaami wrote:
Detroit313 wrote:
By the end of September, all 8 319 Airbus from Frontier should be flying.

4 of them are currently flying if I'm not mistaken. 4 more to come.


That is correct. The company just sent out a message regarding these aircraft
4 are already in service. The remaining 4 have the following expected delivery and avail for service dates

773 delivery 6/24/19 avail 7/20/19
777 delivery 7/20/19 avail 8/10/19
776 delivery 8/3/19 avail 8/24/19
775 delivery 8/30/19 avail 9/21/19


Thank you for providing dates!
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Tue Jul 23, 2019 5:34 pm

miaami wrote:
Detroit313 wrote:
By the end of September, all 8 319 Airbus from Frontier should be flying.

4 of them are currently flying if I'm not mistaken. 4 more to come.


That is correct. The company just sent out a message regarding these aircraft
4 are already in service. The remaining 4 have the following expected delivery and avail for service dates

773 delivery 6/24/19 avail 7/20/19
777 delivery 7/20/19 avail 8/10/19
776 delivery 8/3/19 avail 8/24/19
775 delivery 8/30/19 avail 9/21/19


Looks like N773XF is running late, as is N177XF (I believe this is the registry number for 777).
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 12:11 am

American is postponing the retirement of aircraft, while Southwest is both postponing retirements and cancelling destinations to mitigate the loss of the MAX. American has pushed back the retirement of some Airbus A320, 737-800 and Boeing 757-200 aircraft, CFO Derek Kerr said the company’s quarterly earnings call Thursday.

The carrier will keep 10 757s due for leave the fleet this year until 2021, American’s latest fleet plan shows. The retirement of four A320s scheduled for 2021 and 28 737-800s scheduled for 2020-2021 have all been pushed to later in the decade.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/americans ... f-the-max/
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 1:45 am

Boof02671 wrote:
American is postponing the retirement of aircraft, while Southwest is both postponing retirements and cancelling destinations to mitigate the loss of the MAX. American has pushed back the retirement of some Airbus A320, 737-800 and Boeing 757-200 aircraft, CFO Derek Kerr said the company’s quarterly earnings call Thursday.

The carrier will keep 10 757s due for leave the fleet this year until 2021, American’s latest fleet plan shows. The retirement of four A320s scheduled for 2021 and 28 737-800s scheduled for 2020-2021 have all been pushed to later in the decade.

https://thepointsguy.com/news/americans ... f-the-max/

Exactly:
JonNYC wrote:
Boof02671 wrote:
...
Accelerating 757 Retirement

AA currently has 34 Boeing 757 aircraft. 24 of these are in the international fleet, retrofit with lie-flat business class seats. The other 10 of these are fit with domestic first-class recliner seats and designed for domestic and Hawaii flights. And these 10 in the Hawaii fleet are on the chopping block. This time last year, these retirements were scheduled for 2020. Now, these have been accelerated to 2019.

That information is outdated, you'll see that exact language is from January, before the Max issue-- and verbatim from a Blog:

https://thepointsguy.com/news/american- ... uary-2019/
"Accelerating 757 Retirement

AA currently has 34 Boeing 757 aircraft. 24 of these are in the international fleet, retrofit with lie-flat business class seats. The other 10 of these are fit with domestic first-class recliner seats and designed for domestic and Hawaii flights. And these 10 in the Hawaii fleet are on the chopping block. This time last year, these retirements were scheduled for 2020. Now, these have been accelerated to 2019."
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:29 am

Is AA still planning on taking their remaining nine A321neo aircraft for 2019? With the 10 L-US B752s now staying, I wonder if this is not only due to the MAX, but also a sign that some of the A21Ns may not be delivered on-time due to the ongoing production delays at Airbus.

N405AN appears to have been stored indefinitely at XFW and there are no updates on N407AN and N408AN.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:37 am

Runway28L wrote:
Is AA still planning on taking their remaining nine A321neo aircraft for 2019? With the 10 L-US B752s now staying, I wonder if this is not only due to the MAX, but also a sign that some of the A21Ns may not be delivered on-time due to the ongoing production delays at Airbus.

N405AN appears to have been stored indefinitely at XFW and there are no updates on N407AN and N408AN.


Its known that there are delivery delays on the 321NEOs which will likely push at least 2 into next year. Depending on what happens with 405, that may increase to 3.
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anymaninfc
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:25 am

Runway28L wrote:
Is AA still planning on taking their remaining nine A321neo aircraft for 2019? With the 10 L-US B752s now staying, I wonder if this is not only due to the MAX, but also a sign that some of the A21Ns may not be delivered on-time due to the ongoing production delays at Airbus.

N405AN appears to have been stored indefinitely at XFW and there are no updates on N407AN and N408AN.


Some how, I would have expected fleet numbers 415, 416, 417 to be delayed, not N405AN which appeared in a May pic to be fully painted and with engines installed. Is your comment about it being "stored indefinitely" speculation, or based on fact?
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:14 am

alasizon wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
Is AA still planning on taking their remaining nine A321neo aircraft for 2019? With the 10 L-US B752s now staying, I wonder if this is not only due to the MAX, but also a sign that some of the A21Ns may not be delivered on-time due to the ongoing production delays at Airbus.

N405AN appears to have been stored indefinitely at XFW and there are no updates on N407AN and N408AN.


Its known that there are delivery delays on the 321NEOs which will likely push at least 2 into next year. Depending on what happens with 405, that may increase to 3.

Actually it’s five A321neos that are being delayed due to Airbus production problem.

AA was to take delivery of 17 Neos, and Airbus can only deliver 12, the other five are being delivered in 2020 now instead.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ys-457732/
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:06 pm

Boof02671 wrote:
alasizon wrote:
Runway28L wrote:
Is AA still planning on taking their remaining nine A321neo aircraft for 2019? With the 10 L-US B752s now staying, I wonder if this is not only due to the MAX, but also a sign that some of the A21Ns may not be delivered on-time due to the ongoing production delays at Airbus.

N405AN appears to have been stored indefinitely at XFW and there are no updates on N407AN and N408AN.


Its known that there are delivery delays on the 321NEOs which will likely push at least 2 into next year. Depending on what happens with 405, that may increase to 3.

Actually it’s five A321neos that are being delayed due to Airbus production problem.

AA was to take delivery of 17 Neos, and Airbus can only deliver 12, the other five are being delivered in 2020 now instead.

https://www.flightglobal.com/news/artic ... ys-457732/


I didn't realize the number had already been cut down to 12; last I saw it was 14 (hence the two delays).
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:30 pm

Will the LUS 757 continue to do HI runs or will the 321neos take the HI routes by year end 2019, as originally planned leaving the 757s to perform routes within the US48?
 
alasizon
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 5:57 pm

Miamiairport wrote:
Will the LUS 757 continue to do HI runs or will the 321neos take the HI routes by year end 2019, as originally planned leaving the 757s to perform routes within the US48?


The LUS 75Hs will still continue to fly PHX-LIH but the NEOs will take over the rest starting in October.
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Jul 26, 2019 7:19 pm

Are the MD80s altitude restricted? There are quite a few long routes filed/flown at 24,000'.
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:35 pm

A21N N406AN has its registration fixed during induction. Now in revenue service.
 
alasizon
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:36 pm

Runway28L wrote:
A21N N406AN has its registration fixed during induction. Now in revenue service.


Just curious, why would this have not been fixed prior to departing Europe?
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Thu Aug 08, 2019 12:35 am

ONONONONONON wrote:
Are the MD80s altitude restricted? There are quite a few long routes filed/flown at 24,000'.


Yes out of caution there's an altitude restriction due to icing in the pitot/static system on an aircraft that happened a couple months ago now.
 
anymaninfc
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:57 am

I don't understand why AA leaves an asset such as A321-231, N114NN, (left wing dragging aircraft at JFK) in storage, rather than making a decision to repair it or scrap it. Does anyone know if is under research concerning what it will take to restore it to service? Seems like a lot of invested money to park in a hangar (?) untouched.
 
alasizon
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Aug 09, 2019 1:30 am

anymaninfc wrote:
I don't understand why AA leaves an asset such as A321-231, N114NN, (left wing dragging aircraft at JFK) in storage, rather than making a decision to repair it or scrap it. Does anyone know if is under research concerning what it will take to restore it to service? Seems like a lot of invested money to park in a hangar (?) untouched.


Mechanics have been out to work on it a few different times. I'm not sure why it is still out of service.
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:49 am

anymaninfc wrote:
I don't understand why AA leaves an asset such as A321-231, N114NN, (left wing dragging aircraft at JFK) in storage, rather than making a decision to repair it or scrap it. Does anyone know if is under research concerning what it will take to restore it to service? Seems like a lot of invested money to park in a hangar (?) untouched.


If the investigation is over, then I’d imagine it’s probably an ongoing discussion between AA and the insurance company.. Take it for whatever my 2 cents is worth..
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:42 am

The wing might be bent.
 
anymaninfc
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:02 am

GVP wrote:
The wing might be bent.


While entirely speculative, airframe integrity should be easy to confirm by Airbus engineers, or other airframe experts. Wouldn't you think that would be the first action AA would take before undertaking any repairs...and before simply parking the aircraft?
 
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Re: AA Fleet Updates - 2019

Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:20 am

anymaninfc wrote:
GVP wrote:
The wing might be bent.


While entirely speculative, airframe integrity should be easy to confirm by Airbus engineers, or other airframe experts. Wouldn't you think that would be the first action AA would take before undertaking any repairs...and before simply parking the aircraft?

Not speculative, straight from mechanics who worked the plane. JFK and TULE AMTS worked it, and it’s pickled for long term storage and no decision has been made on it yet.

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