VH-TJC. Boeing 727-76. c/n 18843-170.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines - ?

Rolled out at Seattle - June 30, 1965

First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 11, 1965

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJC - August 20, 1965

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - August 22, 1965

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Canton Island - Nadi - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Arthur Phillip'

Operated its first revenue service - August 24, 1965

Operated first Perth - Cocos Island service using callsign 'Transair 50' - December 12, 1974

Operated its final revenue service - December 26, 1976

Withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

The aircraft had flown 37,982 hours with 27,836 cycles

The airline titles and logo were removed from the aircraft at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - April 07, 1977

'Miss Melbourne' titles were applied to the nose of the aircraft

Sold to International Air Leases - April 29, 1977

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States - April 29, 1977

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 03, 1977

Leased to Lanica - May 31, 1977

Entered onto the Nicaraguan Aircraft Register as AN-BSQ - May 31, 1977

The aircraft was named 'Commandante Carlos Fonseca A'

Returned to International Air Lease - July 18, 1979

Leased to Lanica - February 03, 1980

The aircraft was reregistered YN-BSQ - April 23, 1980

Returned to International Air Lease and stored at Miami - February 24, 1981

Sold to Jet East International - December 1983

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N4602D - April 1984

Certificate of Airworthiness issued - April 12, 1984

Converted to freighter configuration - July 1984

Aircraft was reregistered as N721JE - April 30, 1985

Sold to Purolator Courier - October 1985

Sold to Wilmington Trust - December 30, 1985

Leased to Purolator Courier as the registered operator - December 30, 1985

Purolator Courier merged with Emery Worldwide Airlines - September 21, 1987

Leased to Emery Worldwide Airlines as the registered operator - September 21, 1987

Sold to Emery Worldwide Airlines - January 16, 1996

Observed at Phoenix operating for United States Postal Service in the standard USPS livery - January 06, 1998

It was withdrawn from use and stored at Mojave - June 08, 2001

Observed stored at Mojave in the standard USPS livery - July 17, 2001

Emery Worldwide Airlines ceased operations - August 13, 2001

Ferried Mojave - Goodyear, Arizona for further storage - August 17, 2001

Offered for sale having flown 56,668 hours and 46,513 cycles - March 04, 2003

Offered for sale by the Flightstar Group - December 18, 2003

Observed stored at Goodyear without engines in the standard USPS livery - March 28, 2004

Observed stored at Goodyear without engines in the USPS livery - April 30, 2006

Aircraft noted to have been scrapped by Stewart Industries by - July 18, 2006

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 08, 2012

 

VH-TJC. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Arthur Phillip' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1966.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-276.)

VH-TJC. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Arthur Phillip' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1966.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-289.)

VH-TJC. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Arthur Phillip' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1966.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-358.)

VH-TJC. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Arthur Phillip' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1967.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-309.)

VH-TJC. TAA T-Jet - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-134.)

VH-TJC. TAA T-Jet - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-312.)

VH-TJC. TAA T-Jet - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, September 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-244.)

VH-TJC. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Arthur Phillip' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1971.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4610-102.)

VH-TJC. TAA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-103.)

VH-TJC. TAA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-371.)

AN-BSQ. Lanica - 'Commandante Carlos Fonseca' in the original livery at Miami Airport, June 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-175.)

AN-BSQ. Lanica - 'Commandante Carlos Fonseca' in the original livery at Miami Airport, November 1977.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-174.)

AN-BSQ. Lanica - 'Commandante Carlos Fonseca' in the original livery at Miami Airport, February 1978.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-617.)

AN-BSQ. Lanica Nicaragua - 'Commandante Carlos Fonseca' in the revised livery at Miami Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-279.)

AN-BSQ. Lanica Nicaragua - 'Commandante Carlos Fonseca' in the final livery at Miami Airport, January 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-228.)

AN-BSQ. Lanica Nicaragua - 'Commandante Carlos Fonseca' in the final livery at Miami Airport, April 1980.

(B. Drum Copyright Image 4610-618.)

YN-BSQ. Lanica Nicaragua - 'Commandante Carlos Fonseca' in the final livery at Miami Airport, October 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-185.)

YN-BSQ. Lanica Nicaragua - in the basic livery at Miami Airport, February 15, 1983.

(M. Vogel Copyright Image 4610-753.)

N721JE. Purolator Courier - in the standard livery at Indianapolis Airport, August 1986.

(P. Brooks Copyright Image 4610-372.)

N721JE. Purolator Courier - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1988.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4610-373.)