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There are a few things that can happen: They are sold to another airline - In some cases the plane may still have life (cycles) left and may find it's later days flying for another outfit. Sometimes airlines for countries with emerging economies can only afford older aircraft and they may end up far from their original homes. They are sold to cargo ...


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For Aircraft on Ground (AOG) situations, airlines will send parts and mechanics on flights from maintenance hubs to the AOG aircraft. There are also service engineers for the aircraft manufacturers at just about every airport around the world, so they'll work with the manufacturer's support services to get the AOG aircraft up and flying ASAP. Depending on ...


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In some cases airlines will follow the "what goes around comes around" principle and will loan or sell parts, and consumables like tires, to another operator that is "AOG" (Aircraft On Ground) to the extent they can without jeopardizing their own operation. What that means is, in an airline's spares inventory it will have a baseline minimum inventory ...


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