ACMIdriver wrote:In addition to the above, there can be circumstances where control of an aircraft going into storage has reverted to the lessor. Clearly banks and the like do not keep around groups of current and rated crews on retainer, so there are companies such as Southern Cross for example who will provide contracted crews and handle flight planning, permits, ground services and such for each ferry.
Newark727 wrote:IIRC American did the same thing when they retired 20-odd MD80's to ROW on the same day - there was an extra ERJ flight that day to pick everybody up.A few weeks ago at SBD Delta parked around ten A220s in one day. They also had a CRJ-200 flying in from Salt Lake City to fly all the crews back. That obviously wouldn't make a whole lot of sense if they were only storing one airplane at a time.
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