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Is QF Going To Bring Back Some 747s From Storage?  
User currently offlinefab747 From France, joined Jun 2008, 22 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3651 times:
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Amid all the latest issues with their A380s why isn't Qantas bringing back some of their trustee 747s back into service?
They have at this stage four 747s parked in the desert. Two of them with GE engines ex Malaysian/Asiana and two others one which was the famous VH OJK (hole in fuselage out of Hong Kong) and the last VH OJR which departed last Friday. As I understand OJR was returned to its owners but what about the other three?
It would probably economically save QF thousand of dollars with wet-leasing. I suppose it's not just that simple to just get an aircraft ready out of storage but if they are going to be operating with one less A380 it might make sense.
Anyone can shed some light into this?

Cheers,


fab747
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User currently offlineCBPhoto From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1551 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3616 times:

Quoting fab747 (Thread starter):
It would probably economically save QF thousand of dollars with wet-leasing. I suppose it's not just that simple to just get an aircraft ready out of storage but if they are going to be operating with one less A380 it might make sense.
Anyone can shed some light into this?

Someone on another thread mentioned that these 747s are not up to flying status. They would most likely need inspections and such to get them back into the air and that could take a few weeks to do. By that time, odds are the A380 situation should be pretty much solved. Someone else can hopefully shed better light on this!



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User currently offlineAirvan00 From Australia, joined Oct 2008, 758 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

I would say the short answer is No.
Apart from the BA777 doing part of some QF9/10 flights there has been no wet leasing. They are due to receive 3 more A380's over the coming months. It will just mean it will be a bit longer before all LAX and LHR flights convert to A380 operation. They have been operating one A380 down for some months now with the early deliveries undergoing C checks in FRA, so those substitutions will continue.


User currently offlineQF744ER From Australia, joined Jun 2004, 304 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3109 times:

We're hearing now that it might be for at least another 2 weeks that the A380's are grounded and even when they're back up in the air it'll take some time to accomodate all the pax who have had their flight plans shuffled about by QF.

Problem QF has now is they are pushing the B744 fleet very hard and 2 class aircraft are showing up on unusual routes like- OJA did QF1 a couple of days back. That wouldn't of been to LHR for quite some years now being a 2 class.

PER-SIN flights are reverting back to B763's to release A333 for international ops mainly between Asia and SYD and MEL.

I too wonder why QF hasn't at least attempted to return some of their stored B744's back into service.

There was talk -OJR had some of the galleys and interior removed before it went to MZJ last week and I know just after it was withdrawn from service in SYD it had some engine swaps done.


User currently offlineKFlyer From Sri Lanka, joined Mar 2007, 1226 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 3091 times:

My understanding is that the 744s will take a longer time to be refurbished than for OQA to be repaired.


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User currently offlineakelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2191 posts, RR: 5
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2873 times:

This is being extensively discussed in the following thread:

Qantas Contingency Plans Kick In (by BA174 Nov 4 2010 in Civil Aviation)


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