CO953 wrote:Well, purely from the perspective of a classic-car mechanic, I would say that machines don't like to sit. The best way to keep an old car going is to use it sparingly, but regularly. This keeps many things (seals, electrical contacts, etc.) used enough to where they don't corrode in place. It's a fine balance. An old dinosaur giant American car of mine has lasted me a long time, but increasingly I found that certain systems would get stuck if they sat too long. The only way to really fix them was to begin driving the car again, and they would free up. Of course, this is not acceptable on an airliner....
But I hope you get my gist.
Too-low hours can be bad. There's a happy medium in there, somewhere.
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