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Beginning of the end for Qantas Roller 767s

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2012
VH-ZXB heads for Roswell, New Mexico after being retired from the Qantas fleet. (Damien Aiello)

Looking rather well used, former Qantas 767-300ER VH-ZXB departed Sydney on December 11 bound for Roswell, New Mexico, where it will go into storage.

ZXB was delivered to Qantas on the airline’s 80th anniversary on November 16, 2000, initially on lease from British Airways at the height of commercial and operational co-operation between the two airlines. It is the first of the seven Rolls-Royce RB211 powered 767s in the Qantas fleet to be retired. Qantas subsequently purchased all seven 767s from BA outright.

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22 Comments

  • Mark Pettitt

    says:

    Look out for the Permagard rejuvenated 767’s which are being rolled out as we speak. The majority of the
    fleet’s exterior paint is being restored as close to new and protected with Permagards waterless wash advanced polymer coating. These aircraft will not be painted again until end of life or returned back to lessor as the coating will protect for ten years. The work is carried out by Permagard’s aviation division in Brisbane. Have a look:

    https://vimeo.com/54910763

    The Permagard Team.

  • Anon

    says:

    Buy an ad

  • Anon 2

    says:

    ^^Agreed, buy an ad mark

  • Jace

    says:

    Doesnt she look old!

  • Steve

    says:

    Roswell?? Isn’t that where the alien spaceship landed decades ago??

  • PeterL

    says:

    Cheap skate Mark, buy an add!

  • Brendan

    says:

    Mark, for $30000 for the treatment to a 767, it should be good, hopefully your paying your workers well considering there working outside in the summer heat.
    By the way? Buy an ad

  • Anon

    says:

    Sorry AA – didn’t mean my throw away comment to turn into a “me too” sledging of Permagard and detract from the story…

  • John Harrison

    says:

    Indeed goodbye old friend, I’ve flown on ZXB a few times mainly PER – East Coast and return, They were always different the RR Powered B767-336’s The way they were set up inside, was different.
    Thanks RR and Boeing.

  • Ron

    says:

    Mark @ Permagard: It’s lipstick on a pig. The 767’s should have already been replaced by 787’s, & failing that, brand new leased A330’s.

    To the 767’s, I guess we should say thankyou for your service. QF certainly got their milage out of them. Say hi to the Caribous for me.

  • Ron

    says:

    Wasn’t there talk of setting up a boneyard in the Northern Territory? How fitting it would be for Qantas to make the first donation….

  • Brendan

    says:

    Ron, just quietly, the 330’s will never get to the same age as the 767’s have. They will fall to bits long before that.
    Just think. The a330’s that are going to be transferred back to Qantas from jetstar are going to be close to there tenth birthday & they are already causing headaches. Poor Qantas

  • pez

    says:

    For Sale; 1999 Toyota Corolla, low milage, one lady owner – wait, what do you mean this is the wrong site for that?? 🙂

    I love the 767s, my first ever flight was a 767. Such a ‘meaty’ looking thing, sad to see the old girls go.

  • Mark

    says:

    OK OK….ill get an advert next time…..where the Christmas Spirt fellas?

  • Mark

    says:

    I meant Spirit!

  • Robin Hall

    says:

    Ron, yes you are right, but it is more that talk and the facility should see its first aircraft on site early in 2013.

  • Robin Hall

    says:

    Ron, yes you are right, but it is more than talk and the facility should see its first aircraft on site early in 2013.

  • Ron

    says:

    It’s probably a good thing that the A330’s wont live as long as the QF B767’s. The 767’s weren’t supposed to live that long either!!!

    By the way, in the spirit of shameless self-promotion, I’ve started my own blog to vent my aviation rants. It’s called the Centre for Realistic Aviation Perceptions, or CRAP for short. Yeah, you can see I take myself seriously. I’ve only posted one blog so far, but I’ll get there. Come visit http://www.aviationcrap.blogspot.com.au.

    Sorry AA, I’ll buy an ad next time too….

  • Taurean Lea

    says:

    I would love it when VH-ZXB gets a new operator, rather than being scrapped. I just want to congratulate VH-ZXB on it’s retirement after 12 years of service with Qantas. I will miss VH-ZXB so much : – (

  • 767flyer

    says:

    The Refreshed 76’s are much better than the old interiors. Guys stop being so darn negative and be happy that something is being done!

  • sanchez

    says:

    The term “Polished Turd” rings a bell……

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Beginning of the end for Qantas Roller 767s

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2012
VH-ZXB heads for Roswell, New Mexico after being retired from the Qantas fleet. (Damien Aiello)

Looking rather well used, former Qantas 767-300ER VH-ZXB departed Sydney on December 11 bound for Roswell, New Mexico, where it will go into storage.

ZXB was delivered to Qantas on the airline’s 80th anniversary on November 16, 2000, initially on lease from British Airways at the height of commercial and operational co-operation between the two airlines. It is the first of the seven Rolls-Royce RB211 powered 767s in the Qantas fleet to be retired. Qantas subsequently purchased all seven 767s from BA outright.

25% off starts now! Australian Aviation magazine Cyber Monday sale is now live. Have the very best of Australian Aviation’s annual print and digital subscription. This includes every In Focus and Behind the Lens digital magazine, special coverage, exclusive photos and editions you may have miss. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

22 Comments

  • Mark Pettitt

    says:

    Look out for the Permagard rejuvenated 767’s which are being rolled out as we speak. The majority of the
    fleet’s exterior paint is being restored as close to new and protected with Permagards waterless wash advanced polymer coating. These aircraft will not be painted again until end of life or returned back to lessor as the coating will protect for ten years. The work is carried out by Permagard’s aviation division in Brisbane. Have a look:

    https://vimeo.com/54910763

    The Permagard Team.

  • Anon

    says:

    Buy an ad

  • Anon 2

    says:

    ^^Agreed, buy an ad mark

  • Jace

    says:

    Doesnt she look old!

  • Steve

    says:

    Roswell?? Isn’t that where the alien spaceship landed decades ago??

  • PeterL

    says:

    Cheap skate Mark, buy an add!

  • Brendan

    says:

    Mark, for $30000 for the treatment to a 767, it should be good, hopefully your paying your workers well considering there working outside in the summer heat.
    By the way? Buy an ad

  • Anon

    says:

    Sorry AA – didn’t mean my throw away comment to turn into a “me too” sledging of Permagard and detract from the story…

  • John Harrison

    says:

    Indeed goodbye old friend, I’ve flown on ZXB a few times mainly PER – East Coast and return, They were always different the RR Powered B767-336’s The way they were set up inside, was different.
    Thanks RR and Boeing.

  • Ron

    says:

    Mark @ Permagard: It’s lipstick on a pig. The 767’s should have already been replaced by 787’s, & failing that, brand new leased A330’s.

    To the 767’s, I guess we should say thankyou for your service. QF certainly got their milage out of them. Say hi to the Caribous for me.

  • Ron

    says:

    Wasn’t there talk of setting up a boneyard in the Northern Territory? How fitting it would be for Qantas to make the first donation….

  • Brendan

    says:

    Ron, just quietly, the 330’s will never get to the same age as the 767’s have. They will fall to bits long before that.
    Just think. The a330’s that are going to be transferred back to Qantas from jetstar are going to be close to there tenth birthday & they are already causing headaches. Poor Qantas

  • pez

    says:

    For Sale; 1999 Toyota Corolla, low milage, one lady owner – wait, what do you mean this is the wrong site for that?? 🙂

    I love the 767s, my first ever flight was a 767. Such a ‘meaty’ looking thing, sad to see the old girls go.

  • Mark

    says:

    OK OK….ill get an advert next time…..where the Christmas Spirt fellas?

  • Mark

    says:

    I meant Spirit!

  • Robin Hall

    says:

    Ron, yes you are right, but it is more that talk and the facility should see its first aircraft on site early in 2013.

  • Robin Hall

    says:

    Ron, yes you are right, but it is more than talk and the facility should see its first aircraft on site early in 2013.

  • Ron

    says:

    It’s probably a good thing that the A330’s wont live as long as the QF B767’s. The 767’s weren’t supposed to live that long either!!!

    By the way, in the spirit of shameless self-promotion, I’ve started my own blog to vent my aviation rants. It’s called the Centre for Realistic Aviation Perceptions, or CRAP for short. Yeah, you can see I take myself seriously. I’ve only posted one blog so far, but I’ll get there. Come visit http://www.aviationcrap.blogspot.com.au.

    Sorry AA, I’ll buy an ad next time too….

  • Taurean Lea

    says:

    I would love it when VH-ZXB gets a new operator, rather than being scrapped. I just want to congratulate VH-ZXB on it’s retirement after 12 years of service with Qantas. I will miss VH-ZXB so much : – (

  • 767flyer

    says:

    The Refreshed 76’s are much better than the old interiors. Guys stop being so darn negative and be happy that something is being done!

  • sanchez

    says:

    The term “Polished Turd” rings a bell……

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Beginning of the end for Qantas Roller 767s

written by australianaviation.com.au | December 11, 2012
VH-ZXB heads for Roswell, New Mexico after being retired from the Qantas fleet. (Damien Aiello)

Looking rather well used, former Qantas 767-300ER VH-ZXB departed Sydney on December 11 bound for Roswell, New Mexico, where it will go into storage.

ZXB was delivered to Qantas on the airline’s 80th anniversary on November 16, 2000, initially on lease from British Airways at the height of commercial and operational co-operation between the two airlines. It is the first of the seven Rolls-Royce RB211 powered 767s in the Qantas fleet to be retired. Qantas subsequently purchased all seven 767s from BA outright.

25% off starts now! Australian Aviation magazine Cyber Monday sale is now live. Have the very best of Australian Aviation’s annual print and digital subscription. This includes every In Focus and Behind the Lens digital magazine, special coverage, exclusive photos and editions you may have miss. Subscribe now at australianaviation.com.au.

22 Comments

  • Mark Pettitt

    says:

    Look out for the Permagard rejuvenated 767’s which are being rolled out as we speak. The majority of the
    fleet’s exterior paint is being restored as close to new and protected with Permagards waterless wash advanced polymer coating. These aircraft will not be painted again until end of life or returned back to lessor as the coating will protect for ten years. The work is carried out by Permagard’s aviation division in Brisbane. Have a look:

    https://vimeo.com/54910763

    The Permagard Team.

  • Anon

    says:

    Buy an ad

  • Anon 2

    says:

    ^^Agreed, buy an ad mark

  • Jace

    says:

    Doesnt she look old!

  • Steve

    says:

    Roswell?? Isn’t that where the alien spaceship landed decades ago??

  • PeterL

    says:

    Cheap skate Mark, buy an add!

  • Brendan

    says:

    Mark, for $30000 for the treatment to a 767, it should be good, hopefully your paying your workers well considering there working outside in the summer heat.
    By the way? Buy an ad

  • Anon

    says:

    Sorry AA – didn’t mean my throw away comment to turn into a “me too” sledging of Permagard and detract from the story…

  • John Harrison

    says:

    Indeed goodbye old friend, I’ve flown on ZXB a few times mainly PER – East Coast and return, They were always different the RR Powered B767-336’s The way they were set up inside, was different.
    Thanks RR and Boeing.

  • Ron

    says:

    Mark @ Permagard: It’s lipstick on a pig. The 767’s should have already been replaced by 787’s, & failing that, brand new leased A330’s.

    To the 767’s, I guess we should say thankyou for your service. QF certainly got their milage out of them. Say hi to the Caribous for me.

  • Ron

    says:

    Wasn’t there talk of setting up a boneyard in the Northern Territory? How fitting it would be for Qantas to make the first donation….

  • Brendan

    says:

    Ron, just quietly, the 330’s will never get to the same age as the 767’s have. They will fall to bits long before that.
    Just think. The a330’s that are going to be transferred back to Qantas from jetstar are going to be close to there tenth birthday & they are already causing headaches. Poor Qantas

  • pez

    says:

    For Sale; 1999 Toyota Corolla, low milage, one lady owner – wait, what do you mean this is the wrong site for that?? 🙂

    I love the 767s, my first ever flight was a 767. Such a ‘meaty’ looking thing, sad to see the old girls go.

  • Mark

    says:

    OK OK….ill get an advert next time…..where the Christmas Spirt fellas?

  • Mark

    says:

    I meant Spirit!

  • Robin Hall

    says:

    Ron, yes you are right, but it is more that talk and the facility should see its first aircraft on site early in 2013.

  • Robin Hall

    says:

    Ron, yes you are right, but it is more than talk and the facility should see its first aircraft on site early in 2013.

  • Ron

    says:

    It’s probably a good thing that the A330’s wont live as long as the QF B767’s. The 767’s weren’t supposed to live that long either!!!

    By the way, in the spirit of shameless self-promotion, I’ve started my own blog to vent my aviation rants. It’s called the Centre for Realistic Aviation Perceptions, or CRAP for short. Yeah, you can see I take myself seriously. I’ve only posted one blog so far, but I’ll get there. Come visit http://www.aviationcrap.blogspot.com.au.

    Sorry AA, I’ll buy an ad next time too….

  • Taurean Lea

    says:

    I would love it when VH-ZXB gets a new operator, rather than being scrapped. I just want to congratulate VH-ZXB on it’s retirement after 12 years of service with Qantas. I will miss VH-ZXB so much : – (

  • 767flyer

    says:

    The Refreshed 76’s are much better than the old interiors. Guys stop being so darn negative and be happy that something is being done!

  • sanchez

    says:

    The term “Polished Turd” rings a bell……

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Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

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