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hangar queen

1. An aircraft that spends more time being serviced or requiring maintenance than it does flying. The new stealth jet was a promising addition to the Air Force's fleet, but due to its frequent breakdowns, it has proved to be more of a hangar queen than a useful plane.
2. An airplane that is permanently grounded so that its parts may be used to repair other aircraft. I loved my first plane, but as I began buying more, it became a mere hangar queen to replace the parts of the newer ones.
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Alvarez advised the Miaa not to issue identification cards to employees of hangar companies that are delinquent in the payment of their rental fees
After a few days in the hangar, the YouTubers were able to get out without incident.
The 48,438sq ft (4,500m2) of hangar space can accommodate up to three Airbus A320s or five Bombardier Global Express aircraft, and Axtmann envisages it being used to meet the growing demand for aircraft storage space in Europe.
Fortunately, I was able to connect with appraisers at Valbridge Property Advisors across the United States and leverage their collective hangar appraisal experience.
It took three years to negotiate the lease for the land under the hangar because the airport management company kept changing the terms and adding new conditions to the proposed lease.
On Sunday, Chief Executive Marwan Khalek told Gulf News that construction would take 9 to 12 months to complete once it can confirm the location of the hangar, which is at least a year behind schedule because of the delay.
The paint hangar also incorporates a large-format decal production facility which will be used to repaint and rebrand Etihad Airways' entire fleet of 120 aircraft with its 'Facets of Abu Dhabi' livery and branding over the coming months.
Arif Wibowo stated that the increased capacity of GMF, with Hangar 4, is an example of concrete support from GMF AeroAsia, as a subsidiary, for Garuda Indonesia's sustainable business expansion program.
Construction is planed to start in July 2015, with the hangar opening before the summer of 2017.
Readers who have seen the original trilogy may recall the hangar of the Death Star when the Emperor arrives and is greeted by a large number of Stormtroopers, some officers and Darth Vader.
Indications are that the final ruling will be a little user friendly, permitting incidental use of the hangar, so long as the obvious primary purpose is housing active aircraft.
The Emiri Hangar is separate from the main passenger aircraft maintenance hangar.
Hangar 8 expects that the transaction will impact positively its earnings in the current financial year.
China Airlines, which now has two maintenance hangars with five bays in Taoyuan, is going to set up a new 2-bay hangar at the same place as part of its plan to expand its fleet to 100 aircrafts in 2020, including 14 Airbus A350-9000XWB planes to be acquired in 2016.
WHEN TOWING AN AIRCRAFT TO OR FROM THE HANGAR, ALL EYES--AT ALL TIMES--SHOULD BE ON THE HELICOPTER AND ANYTHING NEARBY.