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United’s bringing the Boeing 767-400ER back from long-term storage

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In a matter of days, United will have at least one of every wide-body jet model back in the sky. The Chicago-based carrier is taking a handful of Boeing 767-400ER jets out of long-term storage starting this weekend and into the busy summer travel season. These planes have been parked in Roswell, New Mexico, since March 2020, when the pandemic took hold in the United States. There’s no telling (yet) which exact tails are coming back, but N67052 recently exited storage and flew to Hong Kong (HKG),… (www.msn.com) More...

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darjr26
darjr26 1
So they take it out of storage and fly it for hours over the Pacific to save a few bucks on maintenance.
A6SEA
Bill Butler 1
That got my attention, too. It could be read as "a possibility" by the author. I guess.
mikehe
I remember seeing the 767-400 prototype at the SBAC Farnborough airshow, some decades ago. What always stayed in mi memory was the "EXPERIMENTAL" painted above the L1 entry door!

And I think that (for once) toe early comments here may be a little harsh on Boeing. it is the ENGINE which went "bang" - and the nacelle did *almost* contain the shrapnel! Best of all, everyone lived to tell the tale to the FAA - with 4k HD full-motion video to back up the story!

For once, I'd cut Boeing (a little bit of) slack on this. After all, it was only one engine!
Quirkyfrog
Robert Cowling -9
Too soon. It's money that they love...

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withersfamily
Lee Withers 14
It’s Boeing’s fault the engines may have been manufactured poorly?

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