From: email@example.com (Peter Lisner) Organization: Silicon Graphics Inc. Date: 29 Jan 95 19:14:48 Followups: 1 2
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I was just reading the article in the latest issue of "Airliners" magazine, about storage of aircraft at a facility in the Mojave desert. In the article, they described how many airlines withdraw some of their older aircraft from service, and store them at these kinds of facilities. I can understand why this is done for older aircraft, but what didn't make sense was the fact that some current generation airliners were also stored in this way. The most striking example was a British Airways B767. Given that this aircraft is still in production, I don't understand why it was stored like this. One would think that it could be sold or leased instead of letting it sit idle. I'm sure there must be some good reason for this, but seeing my favourite airliner in mothballs was kind of sad. All opinions are mine, not SGI's. -- Peter Lisner e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org phone : (415)390-4419 Silicon Graphics Inc., Mountain View, CA.