VH-TAB. Airbus A300B4-203. c/n 151.


 

Second of four aircraft ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines (T.A.A.) - December 10, 1974

First flown at Toulouse as F-WZME - June 09, 1981

Powered by General Electric CF6-50C2 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TAB - August 15, 1981

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission

Accepted by the Trans Australia at Toulouse, France - August 19, 1981

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia - August 28, 1981

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - August 31, 1981

Delivery route: Toulouse - Bahrain - Madras - Singapore - Darwin - Brisbane - Melbourne

Aicraft was named 'John Oxley'

The aircraft naming ceremony was carried out at Brisbane Airport before flying to Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Sydney - September 03, 1981

Due to downturn in traffic the aircraft was leased to Condor Airways, Germany - 1984

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 26, 1984

Leased to Condor Airways (Lufthansa subsidiary) - March 27, 1984

Entered onto the German Aircraft Register as D-AITB - March 27, 1984

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on ferry to Hamburg, Germany - March 27, 1984

Returned to Trans Australia in Melbourne on termination of lease - November 07, 1984

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TAB - November 12, 1984

Re-entered service with Trans Australia Airlines - November 1984

Trans Australia Airlines was renamed Australian Airlines - August 04, 1986

Operated last revenue service - March 15, 1987

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 26, 1987

Sold to TOA Domestic Airlines, Japan - March 28, 1987

Entered onto the Japanese Aircraft Register as JA-8263 - March 28, 1987

Departed Melbourne for Bordeaux, France in basic Trans Australia livery - March 28, 1987

Ownership transferred to Japan Air System when T.O.A. was renamed - April 01, 1988

Sold to Fly Havayolu Tasimacilik A.S., / Fly Air (Turkey) - June 23, 2004

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-FLK - June 23, 2004

Cancelled from the Japanese Aircraft Register - June 23, 2004

Leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines for Hadj season - December 25, 2004

Returned to Fly Air - early 2005

Leased to Saudi Arabian Airlines for Hadj season - September 2005

Returned to Fly Air - early 2006

Current with Fly Air (Turkey)

 


 

 

F-WZME. TAA Trans Australia - in the original livery at Paris Airport, June 1981.

F-WZME. TAA Trans Australia - in the original livery at Paris Airport, June 1981.

 

VH-TAB. TAA Trans Australia - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1981.

VH-TAB. TAA Trans Australia - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1981.

VH-TAB. TAA Trans Australia - in the original livery at Perth Airport, May 1982.

VH-TAB. TAA Trans Australia - in the original livery at Perth Airport, October 1982.

VH-TAB. TAA Trans Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1984.

VH-TAB. TAA Trans Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, January 1984.

D-AITB. Condor - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1984.

D-AITB. Condor - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, May 1984.

D-AITB. Condor - in full livery at Hamburg Airport, July 1984.

VH-TAB. TAA Trans Australia - in original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1985.

VH-TAB. TAA Trans Australia - in original livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1986.

VH-TAB. TAA Trans Australia - in original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1986.
 

 

VH-TAB. TOA Domestic - in the basic Trans Australia livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1987.

 

JA-8263. TOA Domestic - in the basic Trans Australia livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1987.

JA-8263. TOA Domestic - in the basic Trans Australia livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1987.

JA-8263. Japan Air Systems - in the full livery at Nagoya Airport, date unknown.
 

TC-FLK. Fly Air - in the basic JAS livery at unknown airport, September 2004.

TC-FLK. Fly Air - in a revised livery at Amsterdam Airport, November 2005.