As the virus rages, Air India scrambles to ‘preserve’ its fleet

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As the virus rages, Air India scrambles to ‘preserve’ its fleet

As many airlines are either shutting operations or operating with truncated fleets, the grounded aircraft have to be taken care of.

Looking after aircraft is not easy. Referred to as ‘ aircraft preservation’, it requires a number of steps. Firstly, the aircraft supplier maps out a storage schedule and airlines draw out air repair schedules dependent on their aircraft. This is intended to insure that the aircraft is maintained in an airworthy state, so that when the ban is removed it will operate again. One of the most critical things to be tackled is the amount of openings on an aircraft where small insects, birds or debris can get trapped.

src: thehindubusinessline.com

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