Aircraft in storage in May. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Ryan Ewing)

Aircraft Storage Lead to New Issues

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced airlines around the globe to put thousands of aircraft into long-term storage. As demand slowly returns, these aircraft will be brought back into service. Both the process to store and return an aircraft to service is a laborious one. Through inspections are required of the stored aircraft, and with an unprecedented number of aircraft stored, issues are likely to arise.  The FAA has issued an emergency airworthiness directive for inspections on Boeing 737 Classic and…