US Airways Airbus A321 getting work done - Photo: Jason Rabinowitz

US Airways Airbus A319 getting work done inside the facility

All photos by Jason Rabinowitz

US Airways has a pretty large fleet of aircraft – over 340. From time to time, every aircraft needs to have some maintenance done to it; some scheduled and some not. We recently were able to take a photo tour of US Airways / American Airlines maintenance facility in Phoenix and wanted to share the photos. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the show…

The spare parts room, for another year, has to be split into two. Half AA and half US, because of the operation certification they can't yet be mixed. Photo: Jason Rabinowitz

The spare parts room, for another year, has to be split into two. Half AA and half US; because of the separate operating certification they can’t yet be mixed.

Engines that will one day be back flying the skies above Phoenix - Photo Jason Rabinowitz

Engines that will one day be back flying the skies above Phoenix

Close  up of one of the engines - Photo: Jason Rabinowitz

Close up of one of the engines

Two first class seats sitting outside the aircraft - Photo: Jason Rabinowitz

Two first class seats sitting outside the aircraft

APU work being done - Photo: Jason Rabinowitz

Auxiliary Power Unit (APU) work being done

A composite patch drying under a heat lamp - Photo: Jason Rabinowitz

A composite patch curing under a heat lamp

Going on board the A319 - Photo: Jason Rabinowitz

Going on board the Airbus A321

Being inside an airplane while it is having work done is always an interesting experience - Photo: Jason Rabinowitz

Being inside an airplane while it is having work done is always an interesting experience

Tail of an Airbus A319 in the maintenance facility - Photo: Jason Rabinowitz

Tail of an Airbus A319 in the maintenance facility

A US Airways Boeing 757 passing by the facility - Photo: Jason Rabinowitz

A US Airways Boeing 757 passing by the facility

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4 Comments

Appears the photo “going onto the A-319” is really an A-321…note the L2 door forward of the wing.

Good catch — that is an A321 — story updated.

David

and the seats look like business class seats…;-) the only airline i know with first class in this airliner is jet blue.

US Airways actually calls their domestic premium product “First Class” and their international premium product “Business Class.” These were seats from an Airbus A319, so domestic First Class.

It gets confusing :).

David

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