africawings wrote:Any chance that these aircarft can be given away to African countries, desperately in need of aircraft for intra-African use? Seems such a waste to scrap them already
With scrap and parts values in the millions, some of these a/c's needing major maintenance and checks, tax write offs, it is financially better to do so than than sell to some small airline. Airliners and leasing companies are not charities.
One thing I find interesting is that some of the oldest and 1st Gen 777's are still in service but later 1st Gens and earlier 2nd Gens are going to the scrapper.