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Ansett Australia's Future Not Looking The Best.  
User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1740 times:

Well, you have probably heard it all already, but the future of Ansett Australia is not looking too good at all. CASA has threatened to suspend their operators licence unless Ansett writes a letter stating good reasons as to why the 767s were allowed to be left like that. This follows a week of controversy where the 767-200s were grounded for the 3rd time in 4 months, and last week a 767-200 flew for 8hours without emergency slides. CASA said that is where they draw the last straw. The 767-300ER VH-BZF has also been grounded, does anyone know why this has been grounded along with the old 767-200s? I would have thought it would get through without problems, dont tell me it is suffering cracks too?

Ansett Australia may also loan 2 737-200 and 1 767-200 from parent airline Air New Zealand, so that passenger numbers can be accounted for in the busy easter period.

I wish the best to Ansett, and seriously hope that they get back up on their own 2 feet as soon as possible. Another major setback causing more twindling profits, which in turn allows for no money to be left for replacement of the ageing 767-200s.  Sad


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User currently offlineAduum From Australia, joined Sep 2000, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Just heard on the news that they have been given 20 days to make their airliner air worthy or else kind of thing.

User currently offlineAduum From Australia, joined Sep 2000, 335 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1688 times:

Just heard on the news that they have been given 20 days to make their airliner air worthy or else kind of thing.

User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13745 posts, RR: 19
Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1681 times:

Oh dear. THis is very bad news. Especially for AN, ANZ and Singapore Airlines.

I suppose this means the Celestar delivery dates are going to be brought forward? What about those ex AC 763s? I hear ANZ are giving AN some 767s as well.



Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineStar_member From Australia, joined Dec 2000, 185 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

what a disaster. no amount of good service will save ansett's reputation with this latest setback until these 767s are ditched.

User currently offlineGo air canada From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Anseet have only themselevs to blame if they fly without emergency slides. i dont care what problems the airlines got, you simply just dont do it.

I hope they go under and drag air new zealand with them

krgds:D

go air canada



User currently offlineQantasA330 From Iraq, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1656 times:

Singapore_Air: Yeah, I was thinking the same thing. The 767s you spoke of from Air Canada are -200s.

I could understand the leasing of 737-200s from ANZ. How on earth could AN let this happen????? Who thinks that the A340s will come through? I do. AN needs to heel up its 767 problems, and SIA has the 340s to help out there, but when would they come online?

Regards,
:::QantasA330:::


User currently offlinePhileo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1621 times:

Ansett B767 will be the 'haunted' plane for the Australian traveller for a long time being. Guess they might need to totally get ride of B767 in the future. B777 will be the best plane to overcome the old, crack, unsafe image of the Ansett B767. Only SIA will be able to help them out, not the 'ugly stepmum' with the crappy B737-200, especially the long narrow bamboo look engines.

User currently offlineQF747-SQ747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1609 times:

Poor Ansett....
I hope they get over it soon, I'de really hate to see the good airline go.

Regards
QantasAirways  Big thumbs up


User currently offlineMEA From Australia, joined Jan 2001, 631 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 1607 times:

Here's a suggestion, is it totally ridiculous to rule out AN taking over some of the SQ A310-300s?

User currently offlineERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1599 times:

Brilliant Idea MEA!
I'm not sure the A340 would have been all that usefull on the short 1 hour sectors the 767's typically do and I guess the 777 is more at home on longer routes too. The A310 would do the job perfectly well, I guess that SQ would have not much trouble in filling the gap that the A310's would leave in their fleet.
Funny how things change. Not long ago it was said that the Australian domestic market was too small to support two new entrants in the market in Impulse and Virgin blue. Who would have thought that the most likely airline to fold up would be Ansett? Though in reality this is a long way off yet but none the less a distinct possibility.



I remember when the DC-3 was new!
User currently offlineLaserjet From New Zealand, joined Apr 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 1594 times:

I think that one thing has become obvious out this whole episode. Clearly Ansett has no choice but to get rid of their whole 767 fleet and replace tham as soon as possible - not with more 767's. The problems that they have had, have really tarnished their image, and there are 3 other airlines lapping it up.


User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1574 times:

Getting rid of all their 767s would be the way to go, but as far as I understand, Ansett has been trying to replace them for 5 years now, but have just not had the money to replace them.

Air New Zealand must be so worried having just recently bought Ansett.

MEA, the A310-300 idea is excellent. As far as I know, SQ is slowly replacing them, so why not send them over to Ansett for some time. I just dont know if they have free'd any A310s up yet.

I guess we all have to just wait and see what happens. Also a report has been made that Flight West Airlines is also under the microscope about their jet aircraft. Two major airlines in such short time.....


User currently offlineQantasAirways From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 1280 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1561 times:

MEA - GREAT IDEA!!!!
I hope that happens - for Ansett's sake

Regards
QantasAirways
The spirit of Australia



Spirit of Australia
User currently offlineAerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7342 posts, RR: 13
Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1559 times:

BZF is in Auckland maintenance....it wasn't going anywhere anyway.

User currently offlineQantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1555 times:

Thanks for clearing that up aerorobnz. I was wondering why BZF was grounded along with the others.

User currently offlineTsv From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 1641 posts, RR: 5
Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Any more details about Flight West jet aircraft being under the microscope? I could well imagine the F28s being under question (as they are fairly old) but the two F100s - they are relatively new?

Regards

Rob



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