Boof02671 wrote:D L X wrote:Boof02671 wrote:Just messaged with a friend at AA JFK MTC, plane is pickled and parked, mums the word on what’s wrong or what decision to be made. Rumor has it wing might be bent.
That does not sound like it's coming back any time soon, nor does it sound like minor damage.
Can a 5 year old A321 economically come back from a bent wing?
Man, this sounds like it was a way more serious situation than perhaps the crew appreciated in the air.
Yes they can fix/replace a wing. They’d have to bring in the Airbus AOG team. It all depends what the insurance company determines if it will be fixed or not.
They can scrap it, AA can convert an existing A321 which probably won’t be cost effective, order or covert an existing new build or do nothing as they are still enough planes to fly the routes. They are ending A321T service from and too BOS.
Wasn't it you who said on this forum a couple of weeks ago the airplane was repaired?
Anyways, the frame is in long term storage, and I have no idea what will happen to it. Could it return to service? Possibly some day. But it could well turn out to be a write off as well.