IslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 6501 times:
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:
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).
Carledwards From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 262 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 6136 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 ??
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?
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12832 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5973 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.
IslandHopperCO From Micronesia, joined Dec 2003, 225 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5967 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. Sorry I didn't catch that...I DO know the difference! No wonder I have a low respect rating. 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.
Spacepope From Vatican City, joined Dec 1999, 2856 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 5865 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.
L.1011 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2209 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 5631 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.