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As discussed in this question airplanes carry a lot more than just passengers so shutting down passenger flights can stop the flow of essential supplies as well as people. In some cases charter flights are being used during this crisis but the general movement of people (even essential people) often relies on commercial flights. Similarly most states are ...


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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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