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Old 9th March 2024, 07:12 AM
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RQG off to ASP today for Storage
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Old 9th March 2024, 07:41 AM
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RQG off to ASP today for Storage
With all the action locally happening with 738BCF/SF demand I wonder if we will see her back in Oz post conversion?

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Old 9th March 2024, 04:04 PM
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See i heard multiple things for RQG.

Originally was to become a freighter, now i've been told by engineers that it's to be scrapped in Alice Springs
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Old 9th March 2024, 05:09 PM
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See i heard multiple things for RQG.

Originally was to become a freighter, now i've been told by engineers that it's to be scrapped in Alice Springs
Id be surprised if she is scrapped unless there is some sort of major problem, given lease rates for an 18yr old 737-800 have been rising from a low of 125K a month in Q4 21 to a high of $180k in Q4 23. Freighter rates are dropping from a high if $220K in q4 21 to a low of $180K in Q4 23 or parity with the pax version, which might explain the reluctance to convert now. RQG is not 18 but close enough.
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Old 25th April 2024, 10:02 AM
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RQG off to ASP today for Storage
RQG was deleted from the VH-Reg on 24/04/2024 as "Cancelled - No longer to be used as an aircraft", scrapped.
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Old 25th April 2024, 10:20 PM
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Might be for spares, not unheard of that youngish airframes are being stripped of useable parts and scrapped, given with the current shortages of spare parts and new parts.
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Old 28th May 2024, 10:00 AM
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Rex has announced two new routes: Perth (finally!) to both Melbourne and Adelaide.

Melbourne will be a 5x weekly service (not operating on Tuesdays or Saturdays) with B737 from 28 June. Adelaide will be a 3x weekly service (Monday, Friday and Sunday) using a NJE E190, also from 28 June.

Both media releases here:
https://rex.com.au/MediaAndPressClip...st.aspx?y=2024
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Old 5th June 2024, 11:20 AM
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Following RQG, does anyone have any insight into what the next 737s to be retired will be? I'd assume the other older -8FEs (PAG, RQC, RQP, etc.) would have their leases expire fairly soon.

Is there also any word on where the next two 737s to be introduced will come from? I believe REx mentioned there are two more on order.
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Old 5th June 2024, 11:49 AM
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There’s every chance that the fleet will just be grown but if it was to be a one for one replacement with two in and two out you would expect RQC and RYU to go as they are significantly older than the other three ex VA birds.

To put it into a bit of context RYU was VOM, RQC was VOP, REX was VUU, PAG was VUV and RQP was BZG which was the last aircraft delivered in red from memory
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Old 5th June 2024, 01:54 PM
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Following RQG, does anyone have any insight into what the next 737s to be retired will be? I'd assume the other older -8FEs (PAG, RQC, RQP, etc.) would have their leases expire fairly soon.

Is there also any word on where the next two 737s to be introduced will come from? I believe REx mentioned there are two more on order.
Adding to Zac above.

A frames age is not the only determining factor with regard to retirement.
Other factors may include; lease cost, running cost (fuel & parts), spares availability, down-time (repairs), cycles, flight hours, time/cost of next major service ....

I expect would have a spreadsheet somewhere with these factors and more being calculated every time a new lease operator knocks on the door.
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