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readytotaxi
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VS A346 in maintenance for 3 months

Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:06 am

I notice this aircraft, G-VWIN, has been under maintenance at Lourdes since January 9th, is that an unusual length of time?
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Re: VS A346 in maintenance for 3 months

Mon Apr 10, 2017 12:42 pm

readytotaxi wrote:
I notice this aircraft, G-VWIN, has been under maintenance at Lourdes since January 9th, is that an unusual length of time?


Not if it's getting an Overhaul.
 
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Re: VS A346 in maintenance for 3 months

Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:44 pm

I would think three months to be a very long time for a major check these days. Most are in the 4-5 week range. It could be a prototype mod aircraft. Those always take a lot longer to figure out all the unforeseen problem that arise and the governmental approval at the end.
 
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Re: VS A346 in maintenance for 3 months

Mon Apr 10, 2017 9:36 pm

This aircraft has been retired. I wonder if this is going to another airline.
 
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Re: VS A346 in maintenance for 3 months

Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:13 pm

Lourdes is where they are usually sent once Virgin has retired them.
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