Well, you have probably heard it all already, but the future of Ansett Australia is not looking too good at all. CASA has threatened to suspend their operators licence unless Ansett writes a letter stating good reasons as to why the 767s were allowed to be left like that. This follows a week of controversy where the 767-200s were grounded for the 3rd time in 4 months, and last week a 767-200 flew for 8hours without emergency slides. CASA said that is where they draw the last straw. The 767-300ER VH-BZF has also been grounded, does anyone know why this has been grounded along with the old 767-200s? I would have thought it would get through without problems, dont tell me it is suffering cracks too?
Ansett Australia may also loan 2 737-200 and 1 767-200 from parent airline Air New Zealand, so that passenger numbers can be accounted for in the busy easter period.
I wish the best to Ansett, and seriously hope that they get back up on their own 2 feet as soon as possible. Another major setback causing more twindling profits, which in turn allows for no money to be left for replacement of the ageing 767-200s.