Is there any plans to retire the 767F, or will that hang on after the 330s are delivered? Be interesting to see if one ends up in the AU-Post domestic livery and the other in the QF-Freight livery like the 767.
I think the plan was to retire the 767. It probably makes sense as it would lead to a cost reduction in maintenance and spares by fully removing the type.
Indeed makes sense, especially for a single frame.
I imagine the same is true for the 734/733 - do Cobham still operate the BA-146 for them also? Be interesting relationship now Rex owns Cobham. Will the 321 replace all of these plus growth?
Cobham and Pionair both fly 146s for QantasFreight, in addition to Express Freighters Australia also having their own 146s (most of which are have StarTrack branding). I doubt that will change on the short term. Unless Toll want some 146 capacity, which seems unlikely, there’s not really anywhere else for Rex to send them, so they may as well make money at Qantas’ expense.
On top of the 146s, Airwork and Nauru Airlines both charter 737Fs for QantasFreight. There’s a lot of leased/chartered capacity, and I doubt that the current A321 P2Fs could even cover all of that, let alone replace the Express Freighters 737Fs as well.
Edit: Apologies, I had a mental blank. The StarTrack 146s are Cobham, Express Freighters don’t operate any 146s. Pionair do fly for Qantas as well though.