Vier Düsen für ein Halleluja | ARTE Re:Sep 27, 2022
in spain it is the largest parking area in europe for unemployed planes but people want to fly despite the chaotic summer at the airports the jets that have been closed here are necessary so i perceived a place like this as a graveyard for the first time a camera crew allowed to film two pilots in tirol waking an airbus from its slumber was offline in the desert for two years surprises are inevitable on this adventure the pilots will make it if we make a mistake now and take the thing then we will i will have it glued to our cheeks for pilots the mission is challenging reviving planes costs a lot of time and money stefan wyss was a national team player and gave up his handball career for lufthansa this mission suits his taste matthias horst flew a glider when i was 17 its a bit like a look at the last two pilots on an unusual mission in spain who should pick up a four-engined airbus that the German airline has decommissioned and parked should now fly again because the world above the clouds has radically changed again airports and airlines groan under the sudden rush of passengers the first stage of the project is still just driving on a rental car flight captain stefan wyss and co-pilot matthias horst to a semi-desert north of tel tyrol airfield had no one on his screen for decades until 2013 marc ayrault safe arrived and then co-pilot corona hohorst was at work part-time for a few months during the pandemic in the context of having a plane pick you up from here that's an extremely good feeling gives you the impression that things are looking up again we haven't been spoiled by the good news in the aviation In the last two years we had some planes in Frankfurt during a time when the pandemic st
arted parked in Stadtbahn Nord but it's not that many it's been like we see them here now and also not in this variety what you see in front is a global aviation cross section of all possible airlines plane fried by how in the US it's coming that now also to Europe since the corona crisis has the subsidiary of airbus tarmac safe in its spanish branch in teruel good to do most planes are not scrapped but only parked to save time they remain airworthy if their owners need them again or if they can sell them in front of the hangar it's the airbus tomorrow to germany it should fly back the a340 600 it was brought to teruel in april 2020 four of them already brought by lufthansa now it's the fifth shift rosé lewis and i hope May Valero be responsible.
Rache is an engineer and he had stress during the corona period. There was a lot to do with Corona because aviation stopped everywhere and at the same time we received 40 av ions in two weeks and a month the teruel technicians worked like crazy the teruel technicians took two months to wake up the whiskey hotel, as the a340 is called, from their lethargy so much and I hope they only have a few hours left to complete the job with their equipment if a plane has not been used for two years it takes many rounds of inspection to discover flaws hotel whiskey has around 300 seats and three classes first class in particular is urgently needed in munich where the plane will be parked we are removing all the windows because otherwise the sun would level all the seats after a year the plastic on the plane would suffer too and needs to be protected this film protects against dirt if a mechanic has grease or oil on the rose the plane is still like new we try to maintain this condition because of the residents our company collapsed from all the work resumes many of us were in a bad mood not cont ent now we have v There is a lot to do but it feels different now it's fun people can smile again the companies are flying again that's good who's who of aviation meets in tyrol interior shots of this site are rare planes of passengers from all over the world are parked here because they can be cheaply and professionally sacrificed for the aircraft that will be resurrected tomorrow by stefan wyss and matthias horst, lufthansa no longer saw a need for it the a340 600 is one of the oldest machines in the fleet and uses a lot of kerosene the delivery of new planes is running late there is extremely high demand on routes to north america so a veteran is needed the corona crisis is still in the bones of the pilots i think he spoiled us in aviation despite the crises that aviation has repeatedly gone through that is permanent there has been an upward trend, of course there have also been cuts from time to time when there has been a nine eleven crisis it has been big there has been a big financial crisis and so on but I have the impression that they showed us how vulnerable our industry is at 4 in the afternoon it ends up in tobacco in teruel the two german pilots are lucky and can still do your acceptance check you want an early start the next day the shuttle bus ride is like a timeline for your journey through the last 20 years of aviation 500 passengers fit on the a 380 largest airliner in the world Lufthansa world has all the examples decommissioned immediately after the corona crisis and they were suspended in Teruel, so to speak, new.
I remember here right when it had its maiden flight, that was an event that you admired on TV at the time and the idea. that such a plane would sit motionless in the desert and is no longer used is simply amazing Tyrol is a special place with more than 300 days of sunshine a ghost airport with no passengers a year in this somewhat forgotten region there are only nine people per square kilometer it is one of the least populated areas of the european union lufthansa is a good customer it has currently occupied a third of the parking spaces, especially for the a 380 and the old a340 600 the airport no longer breathes life here it is incredibly quiet here there is no movement no vehicles here no buildings there it's a very strange atmosphere when you fly a plane like this here it is without a doubt very melancholy because you think it's okay I'm putting this sublime plane down here and I don't even know if they'll ever bring it back . a 380 flew for 32 years in europe and will now break down into valuable metals like titanium and aluminum recycle beforehand harvest star care save all parts that can still fly on other planes petrus is an aeronautical engineer as a kid made planes first worked for airbus then four years ago came to tyrol as director to promote the young company tabak essay the cycle business is increasingly important for petrus eis as a second pillar for terrll in addition to parking fees one of our goals is to work sustainably because recycling means we use more than 94 percent of an aircraft's weight again first we make a harvest list as we call it for owners then we carefully source up to 2000 spare parts that can be refurbished from the landing gear to the computer bin for flight control all important parts that are used in other petru planes s rice is a specialist in Putting airplanes to sleep and waking them up, the requirement is to maintain their airworthiness in order to fly safely again.
Can that be the point of our work? The first thing we have to do is mask the windows Pack the question Ask to seal all the openings for the pressure sensors We lubricate what it contains and change it with desiccant so that moisture enters the motors That is a huge task the terror of the semi-desert has hot summers and cold winters but there are no rainy seasons like spring or autumn in central europe however it is a daily fight against the whims of nature animals cannot nest in the engines either jose luis checks all places where humidity could disturb the bags once a week with desiccants draw moisture from the air and absorb moisture between the bags there are moisture meters the color of the dots shows how high the humidity is in them if the color on top is dark the bags are full and they need to be replaced here everything on the plane sensitive material can rust or have a scratch that become dangerous by the time the plane is supposed to fly again the most expensive passenger plane lufthansa has ever bought is the airbus 380 list price over 400 million euros now everyone is in the parking lot because it is not easy to getting them fills a problem that lufthansa also shares with other airlines air france has abolished the a 380 only competitors in major hubs like london or dubai can use it profitably brussels flew ten years before it was sold back to airbus together with five other giant airlines in connection with the purchase of a package for other planes that germany only lasted five years delivered them in the same package and brought them to tyrol i did not bring any planes here at that time i only heard that from colleagues and i saw photos and that's how i felt a place here perceived as a graveyard we bring the planes here and they probably will i stay here and now we're coming here and getting our planes back and that's really a great feeling, what might seem like a reversal is due to the uncertainties after corona and the unexpectedly high demand for long-distance travel the airbus that the cow will pick up tomorrow is suddenly urgently needed again plane that was normally on strike maybe just arrived from new york we know for sure it's already checked everything in new york on the way to new york there's a beast here year round and that's ok in my opinion at least a different feeling First of all, it gets used to it, sir, so of course there are a lot of things that need to be checked, so to speak.
Now it's a bit like that. knows what to look at what we notice immediately we notice where we can see that there is a flap that is not closed properly or everything is still a little taped, which of course has to be left open, we have to have extra thick monsters in any case, they are all out From that, you can say I think you can really say that the 340 600 that we're going to go back to today's group is made to fly and everybody's also a little bit jealous that we can actually pull off this flight because it's something special, Captain of the flight did not have to refuel much on the tanks also remain well filled in the parking area which is their last action for today after the cabin crew finish the job and drive to the other side terrell's old world the city is a 20 minute drive from the airport the muslim architecture is over 1000 years old and a unesco world heritage site also the moorish tower of the cathedral as many reg rural areas of spain the area is structurally weak the old aerodrome has become an important source of income in addition to agriculture and above all promises good business in the future tabak already employs almost 200 people today they invest in the region and the city to build the world's largest aircraft park by next year the area must double by next year teruel gives scope to airlines because the circular economy is increasingly important for aviation da marc ayrault sure the recycling rate increased from 85% to 94% in a few years 100% is the goal the region has also thought about the a 380 and is building a new hangar that will be one of the largest in europe 2 a 380 can be repaired there the next morning there an unpleasant surprise for tobacco and lufthansa mechanics are inspecting the damage that occurred in the morning a melon-sized hole under the right wing the plane can to even take off with such damage the moment of truth is approaching the pilots stefan wyss and matthias holst just found out at the hotel and immediately rushed here v yes as a technical pilot matthias hoch haus is responsible for such damage and report it to lufthansa technik in frankfurt cell phone photos are essential and help assess damage quickly how long will a replacement take matthias holst wants to know a few hours is the answer so you can't fly we got to the plane this morning and then a colleague from the maintenance company local came straight up to us with a relatively long face and told us that there was a problem with the plane there is a dynamic fairing behind which is the hydraulic system for the landing flaps and this has been damaged while some are now struggling with damage others have a journey ahead of them a euthanized 380 is moving in for an inspection today anything you can point to the owner of this 380 must remain anonymous for shots of the interior of the aircraft so leasing companies want to prevent their aircraft from being recognized there may be strict requirements here old even for retiree 380 each of us is the to 380 is a gigantic beautiful is here due to the pandemic but we trust that it will fly again more than 20 copies of the a38 whistle are in teruel they are loved and cared for even if they are from their airlines out of traffic the only airline so far that has recovered its 380 from tyrol is british airways Even if we wanted to, we have already returned three of these planes, they will continue to fly for a long time, Lufthansa has now changedof opinion and wants their 380 remaining in the summer Relaunching in 2023 Air France doesn't want them back We really want to see them all flying again the sooner the better We work on it every day to keep them airworthy Matthias Horst try again and again to get the final decision on whether to continue flying today or not only after the fourth try the connection works, difficult delivery, yes they hit some vehicle when we got here this morning, we already found it that way and we are now breaking down the holidays and then we can fly with the plane we have something part now seen and phoned tech in frankfurt and reviewed let it be tested if it is possible to fly with this damage basically it is a question that flight safety should not be affected , so if this is an aerodynamic disadvantage that leads to the aircraft consuming more fuel, then it is annoying but flight safety is not at risk if that now became a part that endangered the safety of the flight, then we would not fly like that, or it is a difficult decision, although the cow does not carry passengers today, but the two pilots should not take any risk, or safety is paramount whether this bird can still fly today is not yet clear first the situation in frankfurt at lufthansa technik has to be assessed by a so-called troubleshooter in an emergency helper who can always be reached there people are used to to this kind of pain is day to day business the tobacco mechanic is also constantly on the phone she is trying to limit the damage she is trying to clarify if t abak could still install a replacement part today but frankfurt suggests the mechanics behind it aren't damaged, it's actually just an aero fairing which is now being removed, which means the plane's aerodynamics are a bit worse r, that is, the air the resistance is a little higher we have to increase the amount of fuel a little we need three percent more fuel but otherwise we can now transfer the plane to frankfurt without any problem the inquiries and announcements from frankfurt they arrive every minute even if the tech gives the green light the final decision is still made with captain stefan wyss whether or not to fly he and his co-pilot retreat for a short consultation while local staff begin to remove the damaged fairing the mechanic had printed some pages of the aircraft technical manual out but there are still a lot of questions n also about liability and if you can't just build a cover of another aircraft of the same type and that's why we decided not to do it now because if we make a mistake now and we take the thing, then we will have it. sticking to our cheeks like that damage can quickly cost hundreds of thousands of euros or more even on a 15 year old cover that is only available as a used thing matthias lohaus says the captain has decided to fly and the corpus delicti that the broken will , we haven't even made it clear yet so you can actually throw it in the hold or you can take it with you things are moving forward this time the crew is coming with their luggage they can take off captain wyss has calculated exactly how much more fuel he needs due to the lack coverage 2.97 percent or a good 500 liters the captain's seat is on a commercial plane to the left the crew takes off without any hassle such an incident is almost every day for them so what just happened i It's actually a routine, this can happen at any airport in the world because we will have a relatively large number of vehicles that are always buzzing around the aircraft, especially catering vehicles have to approach the aircraft differently and get very, very close to the wings and the fuselage, yes, the plane does that now as for that there are the guys from the hydraulics who brought the plane so to speak, the cloud could only go in and out to do the last tests due to the villa issue, it had the corpus delicti waiting to fly too fortunately there is not a cable or the hydraulic system of the landing flaps has been affected where the cover is missing the hydraulics is now open but for a short flight that's not a problem the damaged canopy flies in the cargo hold belongs to lufthansa and maybe it can even be repaired so the engines can start the machine is a few meters in the direction from bootb ahn pulled that's definitely a big sign that we're going to retire the planes that we hadn't planned on at the time, to be honest, now soon we will bring them back and talk about them again and the tickets have already been sold , we have sold these planes for the first time in over two years then the engines are running again for takeoff we are normally used to flying a plane this size guy in controlled airspace under the watchful eye of air traffic control who also guides us who are also guided on the ground here there is nothing like that so this airfield is as good as a private airfield somewhere in flat earth.
We don't have air traffic control that we're talking to. We want to have a so-called unicum. frequency here to begin with, i.e. a frequency where all the planes flying around here communicate with each other and share our intentions there and then fly out of here for us is a bit of a back to basics now we have to know that we used to get in flight school apply here fly by sight look for other planes keep away from mountains and any obstacles and that's fine with a plane of this very unusual size apart from the uncontrolled flying which you now have to do himself in flight school, the thoughts of captain stefan wyss also apply to the future for him today the ul is the symbol of the end and a new beginning at the same time, we all hope that the pandemic tells us what to expect in autumn of course no one can say that it is always a bit like reading crystal balls but I still believe that we are in a situation now so simple that actually the entire population It's up to now that they say it's fine, we have to find a way out, the pandemic itself or rather the virus itself will not end, but I totally believe it. handling how we handle it in my opinion is now going to increase significantly and people want to get out i think we are having the hardest time the a340 en route to a new assignment boston new york los angeles these will be your destinations welcome back and may you always have a safe flight
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