djon1114
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QF 767 S

Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:12 pm

WHY? Have QANTAS put 2 B767s VH-EAJ-VH-EAK @ Marana
there are only 18 years old can anyone give a reason ?

don't seem to understand the meaning of this

regards

David
 
thadocta
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RE: QF 767 S

Tue Jan 13, 2004 11:54 pm

You don't get to be one of the world's most profitable airlines by operating old aircraft is the simple story.

Dave
 
djon1114
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RE: QF 767 S

Wed Jan 14, 2004 12:47 am

HI David

gday

you seem to have missed my point

were VH-EAJ/K that clapped out that have to be broken up ?

regards

David
 
anstar
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RE: QF 767 S

Wed Jan 14, 2004 4:16 am

these are high cycle aircraft that have done many moons on the MEL-SYD routes...

I would also presume due to their age/cycles they would have little value.

QF have been retiring their -200 fleet since the Airbus A330's have come online...
 
flyinghighboy
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RE: QF 767 S

Wed Jan 14, 2004 6:35 am

They are phasing out their -200 aircraft i think.
 
qfatwa
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RE: QF 767 S

Wed Jan 14, 2004 7:01 am

VH-EAL is to follow them - now out of service - I can see it from my office window with a red tail and no kangaroo.
 
thadocta
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RE: QF 767 S

Wed Jan 14, 2004 10:55 pm

"were VH-EAJ/K that clapped out that have to be broken up ?"

They were that clapped out that nobody wanted them. Looking at the market today, there are carriers in dire financial straits (mostly from the third world, UA, AA, et al) that are placing aircraft which WERE needed three years ago - but aren't needed now - into storage. Having those aircraft sitting around doing nothing earns them nil income, at least if they were placed on short-term lease with another carrier they are earning SOMETHING.

Who in their right minds would take an 18 year old aircraft with extremely high cycles when their is a new aircraft with low cycles available for the same cost? It is a no-brainer.

Dave
 
POSITIVE RATE
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RE: QF 767 S

Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:17 pm

I remember the Ansett 767-200's. They must have been the most clapped out 767's around. I flew on one in 1997 and the interior looked really run-down. Can't imagine QF's would be any better. The 767-200 was never really designed for short domestic sectors that AN and QF operated them on- especially MEL-SYD. What better way to kill a 767 than to operate it on that route.
 
B727-200
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RE: QF 767 S

Wed Jan 14, 2004 11:20 pm


And the fact that there are still 4 of the old Ansett B762's left down at MEL with no home to go to doesn't help. Best thing is sell the rotable parts as spares and turn the rest into frying pans.

B727-200.

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