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Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped  
User currently offlineIslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6591 times:

Hi All,

Just heard on the Mojave newsgroup that 757 EC-HQV is slated to be scrapped for parts. Built in April, 1984, she served LTU and and its subsidieries for all 20 years. Here she is in her many different subsidiary roles:

LTU and LTS (LTE Sud)

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LTE and Volar


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There is no damage (unless someone finds out otherwise) to the frame, but I suppose it is worth more in parts than as a whole. The market for older aircraft is so depressed now that it makes sense to scrap them rather than have them sit in the desert for years.

Now we add the 757 to the list of modern airliners being scrapped with no damage (in addition to the MD-80, 767, 737-300/400, and A310).

Anyone have more details on this aircraft?

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User currently offlineJBirdAV8r From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 4488 posts, RR: 21
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6487 times:

Interesting that she was a 767-300ER earlier in life  Big grin

No, really. You are most likely right that it is more economical to part her out than to sell her as a whole.



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User currently offlineOPNLguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6367 times:

>>>Interesting that she was a 767-300ER earlier in life

Must be that common type rating...  Big grin


User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2093 posts, RR: 22
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6293 times:

Wonder if they kept the 7 abreast seating when she went on the diet????

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6277 times:

Aren't some of ATA's 757s older?


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User currently offlineCarledwards From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6226 times:

Hehe yes I noticed that too, but I suppose we should forgive as its an easy mistake to make considering airlines like LTU re-use their registration numbers!

To be honest I cant believe that a Boeing 757 should have come around for scrapping so soon. I undertsand that it is an old aircraft now, but considering the number which have been used in the European charter industry its very surprising there should be a surplus amount of them. Surely, if it was kept around for a little longer someone would want it, especially as the aircraft cannot be life-expired  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ??

I hate to see airliners broken up at the best of times anyway, but this seems a little extreme! Out of interest which Boeing 767's have been broken up?




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User currently offlineKonrad From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6164 times:

> Interesting that she was a 767-300ER earlier in life

A sex change procedure?

Didn't you hear of those SQ A340s who wanted to have 2 engines and became 777s ?  Smile


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13040 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6063 times:

Probably this a/c due for serious MX work, at a cost that probably not much less than buying a newer used 757 or = a/c. Used a/c prices are depressed right now with 100's of lower hours/cycles a/c in the dessert, other places just rotting away.

User currently offlineIslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6057 times:

>Hehe yes I noticed that too, but I suppose we should forgive as its an easy mistake to make considering airlines like LTU re-use their registration numbers!

Aaack! I hate it when airlines do that.  Big grin Sorry I didn't catch that...I DO know the difference! No wonder I have a low respect rating.  Sad In any case, this 757 did fly under LTU colors for a few years after delivery.

The 767s scrapped were two or three old, high cycle frames from TWA. I don't think any other 767s have been scrapped.

[Edited 2004-05-24 20:02:39]

User currently offlineDIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 28
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 6038 times:

Aren't some Eastern, Monarch, and British 757s about to see the sunset soon?


Ding! You are now free to keep supporting Frontier.
User currently offlineORDAgent From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 823 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5976 times:

Didn't you hear of those SQ A340s who wanted to have 2 engines and became 777s ?


No---They became 330-300's!


User currently offlineDfwRevolution From United States of America, joined Jan 2010, 962 posts, RR: 51
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5977 times:

Aren't some of ATA's 757s older?

It's not so much age, as value. The market for spare parts is greater than the vaule of a heavily depreciated airframe, so cut your losses and chop it up.


User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 5955 times:

Ansett also scrapped/is scrapping one of their 767-200s due to corrosion problems. AA is rumored to be scrapping their -200s when they retire them in the next few years, although that may change if the market picks up or new buyers come forth. If the 767 tanker program goes ahead, expect to see DMAFB full of older -200s getting cannibalized for parts.


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User currently offlineL.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5721 times:

Just a tribute to the history of the 757

Built April 5, 1984 as the 36th 757.
Delivered to LTU Sud (LTS) as D-AMUR on May 25, 1984.
Transfered to LTE International Airways (leased) as EC-EFX on November 23, 1987.
Reregistered as EC-HQV on November 6, 2000.
LTE became Volar Airlines on July 1, 2003.


User currently offlineCol From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2093 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 20 hours ago) and read 5587 times:

Any hours/cycle information?

User currently offlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3149 posts, RR: 51
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5348 times:
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When I flew her sistership EC-HRB (line no 51) in 2002, for the first time I noticed that early 757s do get old, at least on the inside if no updates are undertaken.

K.



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User currently offlineSpacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5195 times:

Titch posted this in an earlier thread:

"Just in case anybody was wondering about the identity of the 757 in question, it's being reported as EC-HQV (c/n 23118), ex-LTE/Volare, and had completed 61,585 hours and 23,113 cycles."



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User currently offlineBoo25 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 294 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 17 hours ago) and read 5102 times:

I believe all BA's earlier 757's have gone to DHL.

They were in very good condition for their years and were nursed lovingly by the LHR 757 engineers.
I never got on one tech in their last few months......


User currently offlineIslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4796 times:

>61,585 hours and 23,113 cycles

Wow, that's pretty low, isn't it? I guess charter planes don't get used as much as commercial ones. This plane has a lot of life left in it, so its mysterious why they would choose this one to scrap.


User currently offlineAtcboy73 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4602 times:

looks like Atkins was used.  Smile

User currently offline7E72004 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3587 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 4508 times:

How much time was there between the start of the 757 and the start of the 767?


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