Qantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4 Posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2020 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.
QantasA330 From Iraq, joined Dec 2000, 306 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1936 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?
Phileo From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1901 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.
ERJ135 From Australia, joined Nov 2000, 696 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1879 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.
Laserjet From New Zealand, joined Apr 2000, 193 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1874 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.
Qantas737 From Australia, joined Jul 2000, 738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (14 years 4 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1854 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.....