Redbellyguppy wrote:It was patched enough to get it to the repair facility at PAE. The only way to fix it that doesn’t involve a large skin doubler at the incident site is to re skin the whole side of the fuselage, which is economically impractical. So it was then flown to VCV for retirement.
TriL1011Star wrote:Interesting. So I guess it will never fly passengers again. I wonder if they will keep it for a spare parts aircraft
TriL1011Star wrote:Why does the front need to be repaired? I never realized it got damaged.
stratclub wrote:TriL1011Star wrote:Interesting. So I guess it will never fly passengers again. I wonder if they will keep it for a spare parts aircraft
Think of an airplane as a bunch of parts flying in formation. It is possible that many of the parts will be removed,repaired/overhauled and if they are determined to be airworthy, will be identified with an FAA 8130-3 form - Authorized Release Certificate, Airworthiness Approval Tag, and put into the spares system until needed.
To the best of my knowledge, a part "as removed" can not be put on another aircraft until It has valid 8130-3 documentation.
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