Aircraft Component Repair Frequently Asked Questions
Can anyone tell me where I can find an aircraft salvage yard in So. Indiana or somewhere close too?
Looking for a few used exterior parts or unique parts to finish my project. Any leads or contacts would be GREAT! Thanks!!
I used to know of a big salvage yard just north of St Louis, MO., but I can’t find it on the Internet. You could try the classified pages of Trade-A-Plane or Barnstormers. They both list lots of used aircraft parts…
Aircraft Scrap – Is it worth to rebuild aircraft like Cessna 172 from salvage yards to a full flying plane?
airframe will be coming from scrap yards. engine will be a secondhand working unit. everything else will be secondhand like instruments. BTW it will be rebuilt by a company that specializes in aircraft rebuilt projects. Or is it just gonna cost me more than buying a second hand? Thanks.
It depends on how much work needs to be done, and how much work you can do yourself. Even buying used parts are going to be costly, and paying an A&P rated mechanic to do the work…………
Well lets hope that you have access to a hefty trust fund.
On the other hand, if you are either learning to do the work, or are able to do the work needed, hiring an A&P mechanic to check your work is going to be a lot less costly.
In the end however you have to gage whether the money you will spend is worth the effort to resurrect a derelict airplane. The first question you have to ask is what is your intention for this aircraft? You want to learn? Are you going to keep it a long time and learn to fly in it? Are you wanting to fix it up to turn a profit?
Your best bet would be to find a flyable, but high time 172, and refurbish it as it will need far less than one from a salvage yard.
I like to know the Aircraft salvage yards where i can buy Fuselage and wings of Commercial Aircraft like B-737
and i like to use for Educational purposes,what are the certificates i need to check while importing fuslelage ang wings from foriegn country to india
Probably the easiest thing to do is contact Boeing directly. Being that it would be used for education they might be able to assist you with all the legal paperwork. Also they often know where the salvaged stored aircraft are located and can possible assist in it transportation.
I would think the best thing to do is find an old aircraft with alot of hours, and fly (ferry it) to India. The cost of taking it apart, transporting it to a ship yard, shipping, etc would be costly.
If you do not need the engines, you could fly it to it’s location remove the engines and sell them. Also any material inside, radios, instruments, avionics, seats, galleys, etc that you would not need take off and sell them to reduce your final cost.
Need any and all information on Northwest Aircraft Salvage and the founder Hollis J. Morgan.?
If you explain why you need the information, you might get better results. Most people with integrity are going to feel uncomfortable giving out information that might be used in a crime.
Want to buy a salvaged aircraft?
Does anyone know where i can buy a salvaged jet to restore?
Any boneyard/graveyard websites?
I don’t think you’ll get a salvaged aircraft to restore for the following reasons.
1 Aircraft are such expensive items, typically £35,000 fo a twenty year old Cessna, if its been involved in an accident, the insurers would have looked at it very carefully and if it were possible to restore it, they would.
2 If an aircraft has been written off, there is no way the CAA would allow an amateur to restore it to flying condition.
3 Even if you had the necessary skills and facilities to do a restoration, the cost would be greater than the value of the aircraft.
4 The time taken for such a project, even with a small aircraft would probably run into several years, given the amount of work you can do and having all the necessary inspections done by qualified engineers.
I’m sorry if this pours cold water on your ideas but its not like restoring an old car in your garage, its far more complex.
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