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User currently offlineDjon1114 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 37 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1895 times:

WHY? Have QANTAS put 2 B767s VH-EAJ-VH-EAK @ Marana
there are only 18 years old can anyone give a reason ?

don't seem to understand the meaning of this

regards

David

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User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

You don't get to be one of the world's most profitable airlines by operating old aircraft is the simple story.

Dave


User currently offlineDjon1114 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1780 times:

HI David

gday

you seem to have missed my point

were VH-EAJ/K that clapped out that have to be broken up ?

regards

David


User currently offlineANstar From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 5319 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1736 times:

these are high cycle aircraft that have done many moons on the MEL-SYD routes...

I would also presume due to their age/cycles they would have little value.

QF have been retiring their -200 fleet since the Airbus A330's have come online...


User currently offlineFlyinghighboy From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 749 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

They are phasing out their -200 aircraft i think.

User currently offlineQFATWA From New Zealand, joined Jun 1999, 738 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1657 times:

VH-EAL is to follow them - now out of service - I can see it from my office window with a red tail and no kangaroo.

User currently offlineThadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1531 times:

"were VH-EAJ/K that clapped out that have to be broken up ?"

They were that clapped out that nobody wanted them. Looking at the market today, there are carriers in dire financial straits (mostly from the third world, UA, AA, et al) that are placing aircraft which WERE needed three years ago - but aren't needed now - into storage. Having those aircraft sitting around doing nothing earns them nil income, at least if they were placed on short-term lease with another carrier they are earning SOMETHING.

Who in their right minds would take an 18 year old aircraft with extremely high cycles when their is a new aircraft with low cycles available for the same cost? It is a no-brainer.

Dave


User currently offlinePositive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1480 times:

I remember the Ansett 767-200's. They must have been the most clapped out 767's around. I flew on one in 1997 and the interior looked really run-down. Can't imagine QF's would be any better. The 767-200 was never really designed for short domestic sectors that AN and QF operated them on- especially MEL-SYD. What better way to kill a 767 than to operate it on that route.

User currently offlineB727-200 From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1051 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (10 years 11 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1463 times:


And the fact that there are still 4 of the old Ansett B762's left down at MEL with no home to go to doesn't help. Best thing is sell the rotable parts as spares and turn the rest into frying pans.

B727-200.


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