IslandHopperCO
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Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 2:24 am

Hi All,

Just heard on the Mojave newsgroup that 757 EC-HQV is slated to be scrapped for parts. Built in April, 1984, she served LTU and and its subsidieries for all 20 years. Here she is in her many different subsidiary roles:

LTU and LTS (LTE Sud)

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There is no damage (unless someone finds out otherwise) to the frame, but I suppose it is worth more in parts than as a whole. The market for older aircraft is so depressed now that it makes sense to scrap them rather than have them sit in the desert for years.

Now we add the 757 to the list of modern airliners being scrapped with no damage (in addition to the MD-80, 767, 737-300/400, and A310).

Anyone have more details on this aircraft?
 
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 2:31 am

Interesting that she was a 767-300ER earlier in life  Big grin

No, really. You are most likely right that it is more economical to part her out than to sell her as a whole.
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 2:37 am

>>>Interesting that she was a 767-300ER earlier in life

Must be that common type rating...  Big grin
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col
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 2:43 am

Wonder if they kept the 7 abreast seating when she went on the diet????
 
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 2:44 am

Aren't some of ATA's 757s older?
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 2:47 am

Hehe yes I noticed that too, but I suppose we should forgive as its an easy mistake to make considering airlines like LTU re-use their registration numbers!

To be honest I cant believe that a Boeing 757 should have come around for scrapping so soon. I undertsand that it is an old aircraft now, but considering the number which have been used in the European charter industry its very surprising there should be a surplus amount of them. Surely, if it was kept around for a little longer someone would want it, especially as the aircraft cannot be life-expired  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ??

I hate to see airliners broken up at the best of times anyway, but this seems a little extreme! Out of interest which Boeing 767's have been broken up?

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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 2:52 am

> Interesting that she was a 767-300ER earlier in life

A sex change procedure?

Didn't you hear of those SQ A340s who wanted to have 2 engines and became 777s ?  Smile
 
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 2:58 am

Probably this a/c due for serious MX work, at a cost that probably not much less than buying a newer used 757 or = a/c. Used a/c prices are depressed right now with 100's of lower hours/cycles a/c in the dessert, other places just rotting away.
 
IslandHopperCO
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 2:59 am

>Hehe yes I noticed that too, but I suppose we should forgive as its an easy mistake to make considering airlines like LTU re-use their registration numbers!

Aaack! I hate it when airlines do that.  Big grin Sorry I didn't catch that...I DO know the difference! No wonder I have a low respect rating.  Sad In any case, this 757 did fly under LTU colors for a few years after delivery.

The 767s scrapped were two or three old, high cycle frames from TWA. I don't think any other 767s have been scrapped.

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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 3:00 am

Aren't some Eastern, Monarch, and British 757s about to see the sunset soon?
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 3:07 am

Didn't you hear of those SQ A340s who wanted to have 2 engines and became 777s ?


No---They became 330-300's!
 
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 3:07 am

Aren't some of ATA's 757s older?

It's not so much age, as value. The market for spare parts is greater than the vaule of a heavily depreciated airframe, so cut your losses and chop it up.
 
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 3:10 am

Ansett also scrapped/is scrapping one of their 767-200s due to corrosion problems. AA is rumored to be scrapping their -200s when they retire them in the next few years, although that may change if the market picks up or new buyers come forth. If the 767 tanker program goes ahead, expect to see DMAFB full of older -200s getting cannibalized for parts.
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 4:17 am

Just a tribute to the history of the 757

Built April 5, 1984 as the 36th 757.
Delivered to LTU Sud (LTS) as D-AMUR on May 25, 1984.
Transfered to LTE International Airways (leased) as EC-EFX on November 23, 1987.
Reregistered as EC-HQV on November 6, 2000.
LTE became Volar Airlines on July 1, 2003.
 
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 4:33 am

Any hours/cycle information?
 
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 7:15 am

When I flew her sistership EC-HRB (line no 51) in 2002, for the first time I noticed that early 757s do get old, at least on the inside if no updates are undertaken.

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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 8:00 am

Titch posted this in an earlier thread:

"Just in case anybody was wondering about the identity of the 757 in question, it's being reported as EC-HQV (c/n 23118), ex-LTE/Volare, and had completed 61,585 hours and 23,113 cycles."
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Tue May 25, 2004 8:11 am

I believe all BA's earlier 757's have gone to DHL.

They were in very good condition for their years and were nursed lovingly by the LHR 757 engineers.
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IslandHopperCO
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Wed May 26, 2004 3:01 am

>61,585 hours and 23,113 cycles

Wow, that's pretty low, isn't it? I guess charter planes don't get used as much as commercial ones. This plane has a lot of life left in it, so its mysterious why they would choose this one to scrap.
 
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Wed May 26, 2004 3:47 am

looks like Atkins was used.  Smile
 
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RE: Details On The First 757 To Be Scrapped

Wed May 26, 2004 4:05 am

How much time was there between the start of the 757 and the start of the 767?
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