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VH-OED Off To The Desert 13th Sep 09 :(  
User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4906 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 15253 times:

Hey All,

Sad to see another beauty heading for the desert...  airplane 

QF has scheduled to dispose 4 x B744 and 4 x B763...

VH-OED will be the 1st B744 to be removed from service...  Sad

The aircraft will operate her last revenue service this coming Sunday 13th of September as the QF107...

A very sad sight to witness another retirement, however being replaced by a more reliable aircraft  Wink

R.I.P.  tombstone  VH-OED  Sad


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User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6372 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 15210 times:

Is VH-OED one of the 744ER's? If so, I'm sure the GE engines make the -ER's kind of an oddball in QF's fleet...


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User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 15158 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 1):
Is VH-OED one of the 744ER's? If so, I'm sure the GE engines make the -ER's kind of an oddball in QF's fleet...

No it is not. It was purchased from Malaysia Airlines


User currently offlineAAMD11 From UK - Wales, joined Nov 2001, 1059 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 14999 times:

First flew in 1991. One of the three second hand 744's they purchased some years ago.

Plenty of QF 744s are older than this one, so I suppose the oddball nature of this frame (non-ER with GE engines) played a part.

Also, wasn't this one of the aircraft that was grounded a few years back because of fuselage cracks? Or did I imagine that?


User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 14853 times:



Quoting EK413 (Thread starter):
The aircraft will operate her last revenue service this coming Sunday 13th of September as the QF107...

I assume it will also operate back to at least LAX as QF108? If so, which a/c will they have in LAX to continue the 108 onto Sydney?


User currently offlineBmiBaby737 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 1806 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 14692 times:

Any idea what the other three Boeing 747's to be disposed of are?

User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 14633 times:

Most of QF's B 747-400s will remain in service for a long time to come though some of them will be parked with the A 380s coming in.

How many options do they have for the A 380?


User currently offlineThenoflyzone From Canada, joined Jan 2001, 2431 posts, RR: 11
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14588 times:



Quoting United Airline (Reply 6):

How many options do they have for the A 380?

4 in service, 16 orders, 4 options, and 12 purchase rights.



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User currently offline777STL From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 3618 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 14532 times:



Quoting Aussieindc (Reply 4):
I assume it will also operate back to at least LAX as QF108? If so, which a/c will they have in LAX to continue the 108 onto Sydney?

I'm guessing it will operate 107 to LAX and then go from there to the desert.



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User currently offlineAussieindc From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 437 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 14332 times:



Quoting 777STL (Reply 8):
I'm guessing it will operate 107 to LAX and then go from there to the desert.

Quite possible, then operate another as the 107 continuation. I read the original post and assumed it would carry on to JFK.

The question still remains as to the a/c which will operate the 108 back out of LAX?


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8534 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 14283 times:
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Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 5):
Any idea what the other three Boeing 747's to be disposed of are?

- Good question, I imagine VH-OEB & VH-OEC will go and perhaps VH-OJA?



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User currently offlineVikingA346 From Sweden, joined Oct 2006, 515 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 14246 times:

Phew, thought this was an -ER aircraft.


VH-OEE, F, H, I, J are the QF 744 ER's.... I hope that they stay in service for quite some time......



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User currently offlineSKAirbus From Norway, joined Oct 2007, 1709 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 14169 times:

Have the 743s already left the fleet?


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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4635 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 14045 times:



Quoting SKAirbus (Reply 12):
Have the 743s already left the fleet?

Yes, as of December 2008.



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlineLufthansa From Christmas Island, joined May 1999, 3213 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 13479 times:

God they don't need to do this to the 744s already. Does anybody know if its due for a D check shortly? (that could well be the reason).

Another thought. It's probably going to be easier to sell a GE frame then a RR frame purely because it was only basically parts of the British Commonwealth that operated the RR 744s in any number. So maybe they're first to go for that reason?

I tell you what, I wouldn't mind seeing that aircraft start flying domestic (australia) trasncons instead.


User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4906 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 12775 times:



Quoting AAMD11 (Reply 3):
Also, wasn't this one of the aircraft that was grounded a few years back because of fuselage cracks?

Yes this is the aircraft which was grounded due to cracks on the fuselage...

Quoting Aussieindc (Reply 4):
I assume it will also operate back to at least LAX as QF108? If so, which a/c will they have in LAX to continue the 108 onto Sydney?

With 4 aircraft on the ground in LAX simultaneous I'm sure there will be another aircraft in LAX to continue the LAX-JFK-LAX leg.
I will update this space...  Wink

Quoting 777STL (Reply 8):
I'm guessing it will operate 107 to LAX and then go from there to the desert.

Yes, off to the desert  Sad

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 10):
- Good question, I imagine VH-OEB & VH-OEC will go and perhaps VH-OJA?

From my understanding with SYD-LAX becoming A380 daily the 'Pacific' aircraft will be phased out 1st and once the SYD-SIN-LHR becomes daily the 'Kangaroo' aircraft will be phased...
I have heard VH-OJK will be one of the 1st to go... Don't quote me...

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineUnited Airline From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2001, 9168 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11348 times:

Have they upgraded these aircraft yet? I mean are they 4 classes?

User currently offlineVietcolin From Vietnam, joined Sep 2005, 40 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11319 times:

Well, it's a good move for cost control before 2011 as Boeing forecast  Wink


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User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3343 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11307 times:



Quoting United Airline (Reply 2):
No it is not. It was purchased from Malaysia Airlines

I thought Most 4H6 were Pratts not GE



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User currently offlineAlitaliaDC10 From Australia, joined Dec 2008, 240 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 11275 times:



Quoting United Airline (Reply 16):
I have heard VH-OJK will be one of the 1st to go... Don't quote me...

That is correct...a recent article in The Australian/SMH stated that VH-OJK which had the recent diversion to Perth will be removed from service November. QF insist this was planned in advance and is not related to the PER and MNL incidents.



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User currently offlineETA Unknown From Comoros, joined Jun 2001, 2077 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 10702 times:

The QF website indicates Sunday's QF15 BNE-LAX will operate on 13SEP, but the return QF16 LAX-BNE will not operate on 13SEP, so presumably that flight is cancelled to operate the second daily LAX-SYD flight to replace VH-OED.

User currently onlineTN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 10506 times:



Quoting BmiBaby737 (Reply 5):
Any idea what the other three Boeing 747's to be disposed of are?

VH-OJF, OJK and OEC. Refer to current Australian Aviation Thread replies 25 and 28 respectively. These also list the 763 that are currently up for sale. For further info in respect of these ac, refer to the unofficial QF fleet website www.icns.com.au/qflyer/



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User currently offlineEK413 From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 4906 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 8765 times:



Quoting EK413 (Reply 15):
With 4 aircraft on the ground in LAX simultaneous I'm sure there will be another aircraft in LAX to continue the LAX-JFK-LAX leg.
I will update this space...

VH-OED will operate SYD-LAX-JFK-LAX-VCV  Sad

Also just adding, VH-OGD will be retired from service on the 16th of Sep. heading direct SYD-VCV...  Sad

EK413



Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. We are tonight’s entertainment!
User currently offlineQF175 From Portugal, joined Mar 2007, 682 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8191 times:

According to my records:

http://www.icns.com.au/qflyer/fleetdisposals.png

www.icns.com.au/qflyer

Cheers


User currently onlineTN486 From Australia, joined Jul 2008, 921 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 8167 times:



Quoting EK413 (Reply 22):
VH-OED will operate SYD-LAX-JFK-LAX-VCV

Also just adding, VH-OGD will be retired from service on the 16th of Sep. heading direct SYD-VCV

Thank you for your info, please keep it coming, its appreciated  checkmark 



remember the t shirt "I own an airline"on the front - "qantas" on the back
25 TN486 : Great to see that added info on the site, as usual, up to date and professional, keep it up mate.
26 NA : Sad to see some more 744s go to the desert. Will QF return them to the fleet if conditions get better or is this a permanent retirement from QF and th
27 Mgmacius : What? OGD? Why they put new livery on it then?
28 FXramper : I'm sure it's been discussed before, but why is QF parking these 744 (non-ER/GE engines can't be the only reasons)?
29 EK413 : Your welcome... Will keep updates rolling... Valuable question... Hopefully someone can shared light on the reasons but my wild guess would be manage
30 NA : Yeah, but why did they choose to dump the only one in new livery first and not another frame?
31 Smi0006 : Where did the other two come from? I know that these aircraft were refered to as the three ugly sister by QF crew, they apparently have different gal
32 Flyboysp : May OGD was chosen to stroke Dixons ego The two 4H6s are ex Malaysian Airlines, and the 48E is ex Asiana Airlines
33 ClassicLover : I think it's quite logical - OGD was probably up for a repaint and hence got the new livery. They're only repainting the aircraft as they're due for
34 NA : If thats true it seems that out of the dozens of widebodies QF has not a single one was due for a repaint in the past two years since that single 767
35 Andrewtang : VH-OJS is now in new colours.
36 EK413 : OZ... I believe there is more than 1 B763 aircraft sporting the new livery... Let me do some fishing and confirm... EK413
37 SXDFC : "Gulf Delta" was painted in the new scheme three years ago? ( maybe less then that ), and it was probably before QF released their schedule of planes
38 Lufthansa : Doesn't part of the D check require the airframe's structure to be examined for hairline cracks/fatigue? And if so wouldn't that involve removing the
39 Vhqpa : VH-OGP is also in new colours
40 TN486 : should this not read "Golf Delta"?? (or am I being too picky The two 763 with new colours and not earmarked for sale at this time are VH OGP and OGT.
41 EK413 : Update.... With one of 3 NEW B73H aircraft due to come on line this week, ZK-JNC will be retired from Jet Connect Fleet on the 16th of Sep... EK413
42 Mgmacius : I think it was end of 2007, and I was lucky enough to fly on it MEL-SYD just a few weeks later. God, how excited I was! Just read about it's new live
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