Regardless of the so-called "War chest" and its size (which I must say I heard of a few years ago, but could not confirm it so dismissed it as an urban myth), Ansett has been hamstrung on fleet by ownership issues and management structure.
A long, long time ago, in an Executive team far, far away.......
Seriously, something like fleet needs to go to Executive Board level, which at Ansett, has been subject to mixed agendas for the last 5-6 years. Funny enough, this is when Ansett actually started seriously looking at replacing the B762's, but has struggled to get final approval due to constant change in management.
Totally off topic, but since I came back from a 7-week holiday in April, I have not seen a thing from Brissie_lions? I thought he would be having a field day with all this!!