VH-TBO. Boeing 727-276. c/n 21646-1434.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines - ?

Rolled out at Boeing plant at Seattle - December 12, 1978

First flown - January 10, 1979

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TBO - January 25, 1979

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - January 29, 1979

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

The aircraft was named 'Arthur Phillip'

Operated first revenue service - February 06, 1979

Operated last service in the original livery - December 09, 1985

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the 'camel-hump' livery - February 18, 1986

Returned to service - Feruary 20, 1986

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

The aircraft was officially transferred to Australian Airlines - July 11, 1988

Operated last service in the 'camel-hump' livery - July 15, 1989

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as TN59 - December 16, 1992

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Aircraft had flown 39,471 hours with 28,711 cycles

Titles and logos removed from the aircraft - November 17, 1993

Sold to Extex International - December 09, 1993

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Fort Worth, Texas - December 09, 1993

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 13, 1993

Sold to Aeroexo, Mexico - December 1993

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-SMB - ?

Leased to Aviacsa - December 1994 to 1997

AeroExo operations were transferred to Aviacsa - 2000 - 2001

Withdrawn from service and stored at Monterrey - April 2004

Aircraft was scrapped at Monterrey - April 2006

 

VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1979.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1979.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1979.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1979.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1979.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1980.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1980.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1980.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1980.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1981.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery with additional 'Americas Cup' logo at Brisbane Airport, December 1985.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia - 'Arthur Phillip' in the 'camel hump' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1986.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia - 'Arthur Phillip' in the 'camel hump' livery with additional 'Americas Cup' logo at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1986.

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VH-TBO. TAA Trans Australia - 'Arthur Phillip' in the 'camel hump' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1987.

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VH-TBO. Australian - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 11, 1992.

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XA-SMB. Aviacsa - in the original livery at Tijuana Airport, November 1999.

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XA-SMB. Aviacsa - in the original livery at Tijuana Airport, December 2000.

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