VH-TBP. Boeing 727-276A. c/n 21696-1483.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Trans-Australia Airlines - ?

Rolled out at Seattle - April 20, 1979

First flown - May 11, 1979

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TBP - May 22, 1979

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - May 24, 1979

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) aon completion of the delivery flight - May 26, 1979

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

The aircraft was named 'John Macarthur'

Operated first revenue service - June 05, 1979

Operated last service in the original livery - March 13, 1982

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the 'camel-hump' livery - March 29, 1982

Returned to service - April 02, 1982

It operated the last service in the 'camel-hump' livery - June 21, 1986

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

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the Australian Airlines livery - August 15, 1986

This was the last aircraft to be repainted into the Australian Airlines livery

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide (West Beach) as TN22 - August 20, 1986

Officially transferred to Australian Airlines - July 11, 1988

It operated its final revenue service - September 28, 1992

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Thevaircraft had flown 38,261 hours with 27,592 cycles

Titles and logos removed from the aircraft - August 04, 1993

Sold to Extex International - November 04, 1993

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Fort Worth, Texas as TN6904 - November 04, 1993

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 05, 1993

Sold to Aeroexo - December 1993

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

Leased to Aviacsa - December 1994 to June 1995

Withdrawn from service after wing cracks were discovered - July 2005

Scrapped at Mexico City - 2005

 

VH-TBP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'John Macarthur' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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VH-TBP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'John Macarthur' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1980.

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VH-TBP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'John Macarthur' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1980.

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VH-TBP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'John Macarthur' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

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VH-TBP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'John Macarthur' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

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VH-TBP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'John Macarthur' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1980.

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VH-TBP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'John Macarthur' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1980.

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VH-TBP. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'John Macarthur' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1980.

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VH-TBP. TAA Trans Australia - 'John Macarthur' in the 'camel hump' livery at Cairns Airport, September 1983.

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VH-TBP. TAA Trans Australia - 'John Macarthur' in the 'camel hump' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1985.

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VH-TBP. Australian - 'John Macarthur' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 1987.

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VH-TBP. Australian - 'John Macarthur' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 1987.

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XA-SLM. Aviacsa - in the basic AeroExo livery at an unknown airport, February 1995.

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XA-SLM. Aviacsa - in the standard livery at Dallas Fort Worth Airport, June 1996.

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XA-SLM. Aviacsa - in the standard livery at Miami Airport, March 2002.

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XA-SLM. Aviacsa - in the final livery at Tijuana Airport, October 2002.

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XA-SLM. Aviacsa - in the final livery at an unknown airport, April 2004.

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XA-SLM. Aviacsa - in the final livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

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