This is the most concerning part of the whole thread....and most seem to have missed this point.
What is to stop a CEO creating another airline, leasing his own plane, perfotming D check and B/K...a big windfall for the original airline.
I wonder if Sami checks IP addresses in this case?
I have 3 x aircraft leased out for 6.4 years due to be handed back to me just prior to their D checks, but I see this as astute business by the airline CEO that leased them from me.
Wait a second, are YOU implying that I am doing that or anyone in general?!?! Because if you are implying that I, Myself am doing that, I am deeply offended.
I do agree it's a stupid idea for someone to do that, but to avoid a measly 1.7M D-check and risk being banned FOREVER is not that great really.
The previous aircraft was just leased for one year, no d-check was performed, and the airline BK'ed. Is that my fault? I don't think so. Btw, that aircraft was later sold to someone called 'EsquireFlyer' if you must know.
And I still don't think there was anything obnoxious or wrong in doing that. It's basically used as a storage, and if someone leases or buys your plane, then great, make some money, if not, it's not the end of the world either. Same with selling an aircraft for its max price, if someone buys it, then great, if not, it doesn't really matter, it's just to avoid the costs associated with leaving in your fleet and not flying. How hard is that to comprehend?
Being an airline CEO is to make profits and cut costs, is that not correct?
Now please, leave my airline alone, I am happy I finally had a good strategy in growing a profitable airline for once!