Thadocta From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 397 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1515 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.
Positive rate From Australia, joined Sep 2001, 2143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 1464 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.