VH-TBI. Boeing 727-276A. c/n 20554-1027.

 

This aircraft was the third of four aircraft ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines - ?

Rolled out at Seattle (Boeing Field) - March 08, 1974

First flown - March 27, 1974

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TBI (CofR 7863) - April 04, 1974

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - April 06, 1974

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Pago Pago - Brisbane - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'McDouall Stuart'

Operated first revenue service - April 10, 1974

Operated last flight in the original livery - June 29, 1981

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the Trans-Australia 'camel-hump' livery - July 23, 1981

Returned to service - July 27, 1981

Trans-Australia Airlines changed its name to Australian Airlines - August 04, 1986

Officially transferred to Australian Airlines - July 11, 1988

Operated final Australian Airlines service - May 26, 1992

Withdrawn from use and stored Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Aircraft had flown 53,374.03 hours with 40,098 cycles

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as TN1398 - July 11, 1992

Arrived Greenwood (Mississippi) on completion of the ferry flight - July 12, 1992

Sold to Memphis Group - July 15, 1992

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 20, 1992

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N3459D - August 07, 1992

Reregistered to Memphis Group Inc

Broken up for parts - Greenwood, Mississippi - May 1994

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 27, 1995

 

VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery over Washington State, April 1974.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1978.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1979.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1979.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 1979.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1979.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1979.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1980.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1980.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1981.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia - 'McDouall Stuart' in the 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1985.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia - 'McDouall Stuart' in the 'camel hump' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1985.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia - 'McDouall Stuart' in the 'camel hump' livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1985.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia - 'McDouall Stuart' in the 'camel hump' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1986.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia - 'McDouall Stuart' in the 'camel hump' livery with additional 'Americas Cup' decal at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1986.

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VH-TBI. TAA Trans Australia - 'McDouall Stuart' in the 'camel hump' livery with additional 'Americas Cup' decal at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1986.

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VH-TBI. Australian - 'McDouall Stuart' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1987.

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VH-TBI. Australian - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1992.

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