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User currently offlineDjon1114 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 37 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 1825 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, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 1764 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 3 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 1710 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, 5080 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 13 hours ago) and read 1666 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 3 months 1 week 11 hours ago) and read 1611 times:

They are phasing out their -200 aircraft i think.

User currently offlineQFATWA From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 725 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 1587 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, 396 posts, RR: 2
Reply 6, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1461 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 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1410 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 3 months 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1393 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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