I worked on the sale of AWOPS to QF. As V-Jet says, it is a legal requirement that pax are notified if they are not flying aboard a QF aircraft. The crews are all ex AWAS people as well.
AWAS still exists (AWOPS was its wet leasing arm), and there are still 150+aircraft flying around the world which are dry leased from AWAS.
The DHL aircraft that collided in Germany with the TU154 last week was an ex-AWAS aircraft which was sold to DHL in 2000. We previously had another B757F which was wet leased to DHL, but that lease was terminated in April 2002, and the aircraft is now, as I understand it, flying with Cameroon Airlines.