Seems like the ferry flights might not happen due to pilots not wanting to fly them...
|Quoting krisyyz (Reply 78):|
Is this normal practice? Or is the ILFC worried that something may happen to their aircraft if they remain parked at BUD?
ILFC will want their aircraft out for several reasons:
1. If all the engineers are layed off no one will be checking them over and running them up every so often, so they'll slowly deteriorate. As has already been said, ILFC have a facility in SNN
where the airplanes can be cared for whilst they're not working
2. Just in case the Hungarian courts or government make some orders that impound the airplanes or allow them to be operated by a "new Malev" without ILFC being paid
3. Parked airplanes aren't earning ILFC any lease revenue - best get them somewhere where they can be prepared quickly for another operator should an opportunity arise
airport won't be getting any fees from Malev so might come after ILFC for parking fees and might impound the airplanes if fees aren't paid - best get the airplanes out quickly to a location where ILFC has more control
If ILFC do spring the airplanes, I suspect that the future isn't too good for the -600s - not too much demand for them right now