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Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:13 am

I hear PNS is "getting some RJs from Dallas." I can only assume those are some American Eagle RJs.

These pics are all very eerie. What a time to be alive... This is all so awful
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:22 am

I will silently save the link of this thread.
20 years later I will show the kids this thread and tell them what was happening to the aviation industry during the Covid-19 pandemic ;).
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Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:31 am

I wanted to start this thread a few days ago when I saw a drone video of Lufthansa planes parked at FRA, but the link I had no longer worked. Glad someone did start it, I am very curious where these hundreds of planes are going to be parked (not that there isn't room, just fascinating to see)
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:17 am

SWISS (LX) and subsidiary Edelweiss (WK) are parking planes at neighboring military airport Dubendorf (LSMD). Here is a nice line-up: https://eastwings.blogspot.com/2020/03/ ... iance.html
Probably more to come in coming days since they were speaking about 24 frames in total.

Speaking of LX, one of their 319 went to the scrappers at St.Athans... very sad, but AFAIK that was already planned before.

Heard news that the majority of A220 fleet (around 30 units) will be consolidated at GVA for maintenance purposes.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:23 am

for LX and WK pictures at Dübendorf (LSMD) see here: https://skynews.ch/zivilluftfahrt/swiss ... berflogen/
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:31 am

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Bunches of A320/A321 of VN4 (VN, VJ, QH, BL) are spotted being grounded in SGN...
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... and HAN:
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P/s: this time with the credit :D
Antaras wrote:
StTim wrote:
The JetStar's are 737's. I am sure planes other than Airbusses are being parked

:duck:


What? The Jetstar aircraft are all Airbus A320.
787 (-9 and -10) is the only Boeing serie which is operated in Vietnam (by VN and QH). Seems like those 787s are busying rescuing Vietnamese citizens in EU and Australia, as well as replacing the A320s/A321s on the HAN-SGN route :roll:


- That’s how they normally park @ SGN, nothing new here.
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:32 am

Texas77 wrote:
I wanted to start this thread a few days ago when I saw a drone video of Lufthansa planes parked at FRA, but the link I had no longer worked. Glad someone did start it, I am very curious where these hundreds of planes are going to be parked (not that there isn't room, just fascinating to see)

Can anyone help? FRA is my homeland so to speak. Spent many days per week at the fence when I was a planespotter and nowadays it’s typically the starting point of my business trips (well, not now, of course). I would love to see some pictures.

I read on the local planespotter webpage that FRA intends to use the new northern runway for storing aircraft. Not sure if it has started already.

Any information would be highly appreciated.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:39 am

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- That’s how they normally park @ SGN, nothing new here.

But usually, not that crowded
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In normal days the number of parking aircraft is much smaller than the number of parking aircrafts taken in those pictures.
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:43 am

ba319-131 wrote:
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... and HAN:
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P/s: this time with the credit :D

- That’s how they normally park @ SGN, nothing new here.

I agree about SGN but the picture taken at HAN definitely shows a new situation: this new tarmac east of the VN maintenance area (you can see the VN IL 18 stored there) is usually empty except one EK 777 during day times and sometimes a freighter.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:55 am

Antaras wrote:
ba319-131 wrote:
- That’s how they normally park @ SGN, nothing new here.

But usually, not that crowded
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In normal days the number of parking aircraft is much smaller than the number of parking aircrafts taken in those pictures.

The first picture you showed from SGN is definitely something new. The second picture from SGN just shows a part of the ramp in front of the domestic terminal and therefore looks rather normal.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:02 am

N14AZ wrote:
ba319-131 wrote:
Antaras wrote:
... and HAN:
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P/s: this time with the credit :D

- That’s how they normally park @ SGN, nothing new here.

I agree about SGN but the picture taken at HAN definitely shows a new situation: this new tarmac east of the VN maintenance area (you can see the VN IL 18 stored there) is usually empty except one EK 777 during day times and sometimes a freighter.


Yep, that area was not supposed to be a parking lot for lots of aircraft :D
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As the VN4 (VN, VJ, QH, BL) will suspend 99% of their int'l services, HAN will a "crowded" place in the next few week with the grounding of the 787s and A350s. Especially when HAN became the hub of VN (105 aircraft including 29x widebodies), VJ (75 aircraft) and QH (25 aircraft including 3x widebodies), I wonder if HAN has enough space for almost 100-grounded aircraft...
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 9:31 am

I was in NRT a couple of days ago. Literally a ghost town, JAL, ANA and UA tails everywhere. Should have taken a photo.

Arrivals was also empty, by the time I got to immigration no desks were manned, staff were just waiting sitting on chairs chatting and scuttled to their positions when they saw us arrive. Baggage claim was also a ghost town, only 5 flights shown on screen.

Very wierd experience to say the least.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:21 pm

Found this from Twitter and saw a majority of LH fleet stored at FRA. Apart from that, others also stored in MUC, VIE (OS), ZRH (LX) etc.

https://twitter.com/Swiss001yt/status/1 ... 2829992961
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:26 pm

Video of 747s & 777s at LHR. https://youtu.be/zQzIIpTE9OQ
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:29 pm

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Bradlee102896 wrote:
Delta also sending some aircraft to VCV, Moses Lake and Queretaro.


parking in Mexico?



I noticed on FR24 they were sending several Boeing 757-200’s from ATL today with 9900 Flight Numbers.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:34 pm

Antaras wrote:
I will silently save the link of this thread.
20 years later I will show the kids this thread and tell them what was happening to the aviation industry during the Covid-19 pandemic ;).


And they’ll reply “What’s an aviation industry, Daddy?” :duck:
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:39 pm

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I saw on this board that ATL was closing a runway for the sake of DL storage. I'd love to see a photo!

I read one report that Delta was going to park 600 of their 900 aircraft on that one runway in ATL. I have to question the wisdom of that plan heading into peak tornado season [1]. Dispersing to 20 regional airports could make it more difficult to get the planes back into service as maintenance personnel would have to travel from site to site, but it would reduce the chance of a large percentage of the fleet being destroyed in one storm as happened to the B-36.

[1] tornadoes can occur in North America in any month, particularly in the South, but April-July are typically the peak months
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:25 pm

ZRH

Swiss has stored aircraft at ZRH, GVA and Dubendorf Air Base

https://eastwings.blogspot.com/2020/03/ ... iance.html

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Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:32 pm

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I saw on this board that ATL was closing a runway for the sake of DL storage. I'd love to see a photo!


It's eerie. The 5th runway crosses over I-285. Entering the tunnel underneath the runway you can see all the tails of parked aircraft on both sides of the highway. I think Virgin has a 789 parked out there too. I was on the south end of the D concourse yesterday and saw multiple parked 717s at the gates. The only activity on that side was B6, NK, and F9.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:41 pm

CALMSP wrote:
Bradlee102896 wrote:
Delta also sending some aircraft to VCV, Moses Lake and Queretaro.


parking in Mexico?


Why not? No restriction on doing it that I can think of, and it's probably because it's cheaper than in the U.S. Not to mention a parking-space-availability issue too..."desert" type locales or others with similar low humidity are going to fill up given the huge fleets of the US3!
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:43 pm

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BN727227Ultra wrote:
I saw on this board that ATL was closing a runway for the sake of DL storage. I'd love to see a photo!


It's eerie. The 5th runway crosses over I-285. Entering the tunnel underneath the runway you can see all the tails of parked aircraft on both sides of the highway. I think Virgin has a 789 parked out there too. I was on the south end of the D concourse yesterday and saw multiple parked 717s at the gates. The only activity on that side was B6, NK, and F9.


Some pictures were recently posted on Facebook @planesftw
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5E9CB905
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5E9A5E54
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5E9A5A95
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5E9D98DA

This was posted in comments and where you are talking about I believe
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5E9D5F97
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 3:51 pm

sphealey wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
I saw on this board that ATL was closing a runway for the sake of DL storage. I'd love to see a photo!

I read one report that Delta was going to park 600 of their 900 aircraft on that one runway in ATL. I have to question the wisdom of that plan heading into peak tornado season [1]. Dispersing to 20 regional airports could make it more difficult to get the planes back into service as maintenance personnel would have to travel from site to site, but it would reduce the chance of a large percentage of the fleet being destroyed in one storm as happened to the B-36.

[1] tornadoes can occur in North America in any month, particularly in the South, but April-July are typically the peak months


I seriously doubt they could fit even ~600 CRJ's on a single runway! That can't be accurate.

As for your comments about the tornado danger, yeah, I'd agree, and know of that B-36 destruction. But, they may not have much of a choice given the huge fleets of the US3 alone. Everybody is simply going to run out of parking space, so they're gonna have to use every square foot they can find. Don't forget the amount of parking space already taken up by 737MAX's before this disaster started!
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:23 pm

cathay747 wrote:
sphealey wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
I saw on this board that ATL was closing a runway for the sake of DL storage. I'd love to see a photo!

I read one report that Delta was going to park 600 of their 900 aircraft on that one runway in ATL. I have to question the wisdom of that plan heading into peak tornado season [1]. Dispersing to 20 regional airports could make it more difficult to get the planes back into service as maintenance personnel would have to travel from site to site, but it would reduce the chance of a large percentage of the fleet being destroyed in one storm as happened to the B-36.

[1] tornadoes can occur in North America in any month, particularly in the South, but April-July are typically the peak months


I seriously doubt they could fit even ~600 CRJ's on a single runway! That can't be accurate.

As for your comments about the tornado danger, yeah, I'd agree, and know of that B-36 destruction. But, they may not have much of a choice given the huge fleets of the US3 alone. Everybody is simply going to run out of parking space, so they're gonna have to use every square foot they can find. Don't forget the amount of parking space already taken up by 737MAX's before this disaster started!


The plan was for Delta parking 600 total throughout their network. Not all at ATL. A bunch went to Birmingham, Salt Lake City etc... They supposedly wanted 300 or so at Atlanta. The airport has always had a plan and they claim they can get 200 on the taxiways south of R and 10/28. All the taxiways, SC, SJ and SG did close yesterday. Remember, Delta has some 100-plus gates as well to use. Throw in the TOC, North and South Cargo, and Delta North, they could easily park hundreds. The most I counted yesterday was 95... obviously not including the ones at gates.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:07 pm

I do have a fascinating request for someone with the means to do so.
I believe a great illustration of the grounding would be a comparative photo from Flightradar/Flightaware of the air traffic today/tomorrow and then of 3 months ago. Lets say from 3 regions at noon peak: JFK, LHR, NRT
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:11 pm

rj1385 wrote:
wv399 wrote:
BN727227Ultra wrote:
I saw on this board that ATL was closing a runway for the sake of DL storage. I'd love to see a photo!


It's eerie. The 5th runway crosses over I-285. Entering the tunnel underneath the runway you can see all the tails of parked aircraft on both sides of the highway. I think Virgin has a 789 parked out there too. I was on the south end of the D concourse yesterday and saw multiple parked 717s at the gates. The only activity on that side was B6, NK, and F9.


Some pictures were recently posted on Facebook @planesftw
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5E9CB905
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5E9A5E54
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5E9A5A95
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5E9D98DA

This was posted in comments and where you are talking about I believe
https://scontent-bos3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/ ... e=5E9D5F97


Thank you!
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 5:35 pm

Not sure I understand why this thread is in Travel Polls and Preferences now.
 
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Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:19 pm

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FRA is my homeland so to speak.


Mine as well. I took some images a few hours ago. All images show the area around the future apron of T3. Bad line of sight, but i'm sure that on last sunday evening there were more aircraft. I don't know how 07L/25R looks like, maybe they brought some a/c there. (We landed on 25L and i had an A seat. Could kick myself afterwards that i didn't think about that and had my phone prepared...

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Sat Mar 21, 2020 6:26 pm

Ok, i don't get how to post images, do i did something else..

edit: seems like you have to rightcklick them.. sorry..

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Sat Mar 21, 2020 8:35 pm

Newark727 wrote:
Not sure I understand why this thread is in Travel Polls and Preferences now.


Not sure either. That is sometimes where good threads go to die.
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ZRH
Swiss has stored aircraft at ZRH, GVA and Dubendorf Air Base
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That reminds me a lot of this

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Sun Mar 22, 2020 10:31 am

Bingo1 wrote:
Newark727 wrote:
Not sure I understand why this thread is in Travel Polls and Preferences now.


Not sure either. That is sometimes where good threads go to die.

The same here. I had to use google to find this thread again. Never would I have thought to find it here. This is the official definition of the Travel, Polls & Preferences forum as presented in https://www.airliners.net/forum/ :

Opinion-based discussions about aviation. The best, worst, biggest, smallest. Or seeking advice as to a preferred carrier for a trip you are planning, etc.


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Ok, i don't get how to post images, do i did something else..

edit: seems like you have to rightcklick them.. sorry..

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Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:45 pm

N14AZ wrote:
Bingo1 wrote:
Newark727 wrote:
Not sure I understand why this thread is in Travel Polls and Preferences now.


Not sure either. That is sometimes where good threads go to die.

The same here. I had to use google to find this thread again. Never would I have thought to find it here. This is the official definition of the Travel, Polls & Preferences forum as presented in https://www.airliners.net/forum/ :

Opinion-based discussions about aviation. The best, worst, biggest, smallest. Or seeking advice as to a preferred carrier for a trip you are planning, etc


How does one ask to get this switched?
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Sun Mar 22, 2020 5:28 pm

cathay747 wrote:
CALMSP wrote:
Bradlee102896 wrote:
Delta also sending some aircraft to VCV, Moses Lake and Queretaro.


parking in Mexico?


Why not? No restriction on doing it that I can think of, and it's probably because it's cheaper than in the U.S. Not to mention a parking-space-availability issue too..."desert" type locales or others with similar low humidity are going to fill up given the huge fleets of the US3!


CALMSP: Was your question directed at airlines of Mexico parking their planes in Mexico? I honestly can't fathom US airlines going cross border north or south to park airplanes. An international border is an international border. Passport issues for one (during delivery and eventual recovery) and there is "plenty" of space at US airports for temporary parking. Just my 2 cents.
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cathay747 wrote:
CALMSP wrote:

parking in Mexico?


Why not? No restriction on doing it that I can think of, and it's probably because it's cheaper than in the U.S. Not to mention a parking-space-availability issue too..."desert" type locales or others with similar low humidity are going to fill up given the huge fleets of the US3!


CALMSP: Was your question directed at airlines of Mexico parking their planes in Mexico? I honestly can't fathom US airlines going cross border north or south to park airplanes. An international border is an international border. Passport issues for one (during delivery and eventual recovery) and there is "plenty" of space at US airports for temporary parking. Just my 2 cents.


DL parking in Mexico. Just odd that they would park planes in a foreign country.
 
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Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:45 pm

I was at MAN earlier - plenty of Jet2, Thomas cook (although not coronavirus related), Flybe, Easyjet and Ryanair parked there (as well as the TUI 737max's). UA is also storing some aircraft at MCO: https://twitter.com/Rami1Perez/status/1241829406907252736
 
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:37 am

CALMSP wrote:
aeromoe wrote:
cathay747 wrote:

Why not? No restriction on doing it that I can think of, and it's probably because it's cheaper than in the U.S. Not to mention a parking-space-availability issue too..."desert" type locales or others with similar low humidity are going to fill up given the huge fleets of the US3!


CALMSP: Was your question directed at airlines of Mexico parking their planes in Mexico? I honestly can't fathom US airlines going cross border north or south to park airplanes. An international border is an international border. Passport issues for one (during delivery and eventual recovery) and there is "plenty" of space at US airports for temporary parking. Just my 2 cents.


DL parking in Mexico. Just odd that they would park planes in a foreign country.



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Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:48 am

Today LH has started to store aircraft on the northern runway in Frankfurt:
Die Lufthansa hat damit begonnen, in der Corona-Krise nicht benötigte Flugzeuge am Frankfurter Flughafen zu parken. Auf der Landebahn Nordwest, die seit Montagfrüh um 8 Uhr bis auf Weiteres gesperrt ist, stellt die Airline die Jets ab. Zunächst seien acht Flugzeuge geparkt worden, sagte ein Lufthansa-Sprecher. Ziel sei es, möglichst viele Jets platzsparend quer zur Fahrtrichtung auf der Landebahn unterzubringen. Rund 700 der 763 Flugzeuge in der Konzernflotte sollen laut Lufthansa-Chef Carsten Spohr über mehrere Flughäfen verteilt am Boden stehen, etwa in Frankfurt, München und am Hauptstadt-Flughafen BER.

Source: https://www.n-tv.de/panorama/11-27-Luft ... 26512.html
 
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:43 pm

Lufthansa has ferried a few A320s to other German airports. Here's an example from Stuttgart (click on the image for larger version):
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:55 pm

TUL - More to come supposedly

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Mon Mar 23, 2020 2:07 pm

Wow...the pics of TUL and BFM...I sure hope that a tornado now doesn't come thru either place, or ATL or any place else where airlines are parking large blocks of their fleets. The last thing needed right now is to have 300+ airplanes wiped out in a single stroke on top of everything else going on!!
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:41 pm

Bonafide wrote:
I do have a fascinating request for someone with the means to do so.
I believe a great illustration of the grounding would be a comparative photo from Flightradar/Flightaware of the air traffic today/tomorrow and then of 3 months ago. Lets say from 3 regions at noon peak: JFK, LHR, NRT
If someone isn't up to it does FR or FA have a way that I can do it myself?



FR24 has already done so:
https://twitter.com/flightradar24/status/1241565658946719747?s=20
 
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Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

Mon Mar 23, 2020 4:48 pm

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Wow...the pics of TUL and BFM...I sure hope that a tornado now doesn't come thru either place, or ATL or any place else where airlines are parking large blocks of their fleets. The last thing needed right now is to have 300+ airplanes wiped out in a single stroke on top of everything else going on!!


TUL is AA's heavy maintenance base, so they usually have numerous planes parked there waiting their turns in the maintenance hangars. However, the number of planes stored there right now is unprecedented. Considering that AA's biggest hub, DFW is on the southern fringe of "tornado alley", AA probably is well-insured against such risk.

BFM has a major MRO subcontractor who does work for AA and others. This is also home to Airbuses' A22X & A32X FAL's. Being on Mobile Bay and just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico, tornados are less prevalent, but of course, hurricanes can be a problem. However, they get enough warning before a hurricane to move the jets to higher ground.
 
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Re: Airport Photos in the wake of coronavirus impacts

Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:31 pm

FLALEFTY wrote:
cathay747 wrote:
Wow...the pics of TUL and BFM...I sure hope that a tornado now doesn't come thru either place, or ATL or any place else where airlines are parking large blocks of their fleets. The last thing needed right now is to have 300+ airplanes wiped out in a single stroke on top of everything else going on!!


TUL is AA's heavy maintenance base, so they usually have numerous planes parked there waiting their turns in the maintenance hangars. However, the number of planes stored there right now is unprecedented. Considering that AA's biggest hub, DFW is on the southern fringe of "tornado alley", AA probably is well-insured against such risk.

BFM has a major MRO subcontractor who does work for AA and others. This is also home to Airbuses' A22X & A32X FAL's. Being on Mobile Bay and just a few miles from the Gulf of Mexico, tornados are less prevalent, but of course, hurricanes can be a problem. However, they get enough warning before a hurricane to move the jets to higher ground.


I realize most of that, and of course AA is insured for hull losses from something such as a weather event along with every other airline; that's basically mandatory. My point, which I guess I didn't really express, was...besides the impact to the airline for when business recovers after this pandemic dies down (lack of aircraft), can you imagine the impact to the insurance industry if ~300 or more aircraft were wiped out in one shot? Economies and the financial system are already under severe stress...such an underwriting loss would not be a good addition.
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