VH-TJD. Boeing 727-76. c/n 19254-298.

 

This additional aircraft was ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines - October 1965

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT8D-9 engines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - July 13, 1966

First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) as VH-TJD - July 24, 1966

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJD - August 09, 1966

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Accepted by T. A. A. at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 09, 1966

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia - August 09, 1966

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - August 10, 1966

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

The aircraft was named 'Gregory Blaxland'

Operated its first revenue service - August 13, 1966

Damaged when struck by the Qantas 707 VH-EBT's wingtip whilst parked at Brisbane Airport - May 04, 1971

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as TN463 - March 31, 1979

Withdawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

the aircraft had flown 40,402 hours with 30,735 cycles

Airline titles and logo removed from the aircraft at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - August 08, 1979

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States - August 18, 1979

Arrived Long Beach on completion of the ferry flight - August 20, 1971

Sold to Interdec U.S.A. - August 20, 1979

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 22, 1979

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N8043B - August 22, 1979

Sold to Saudi Research and Development - July 11, 1980

Sold to Occidental Petroleum - July 11, 1980

The aircraft was converted to executive configuration

Reregistered N10XY - August 02, 1980

Registered to Occidental Petroleum

Re-engined with hush-kitted Pratt & Whitney JT8D-217C/-7BBF engines and winglets - April 1991

Reregistered N682G - April 1991

Sold to Marbyia Investments Ltd / SITM - July 21, 2003

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 22, 2003

Entered onto the Bermudan Aircraft Register as VP-BAB - August 03, 2003

Registered to Marbyia Investments Ltd

Cancelled from the Bermudan Aircraft Register - November 2009

Entered onto the Isle of Man Aircraft Register as M-FAHD - November 19, 2009

Registered to Prime Air Corporation, Commonwealth of Dominica

Stored at Lasham for long-term maintenance - August 2012

Observed stored at Lasham in good condition - November 2013

Ferried Lasham - London (Biggin Hill) on completion of the maintenance work - November 05, 2013

Returned to service with Prime Air Corporation

Observed at Perpignan operated by Prime Air - January 30, 2016

Current with Prime Air

 

VH-TJD. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1967.

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VH-TJD. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1967.

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VH-TJD. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 1967.

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VH-TJD. TAA T-Jet - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 1968.

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VH-TJD. TAA T-Jet - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1968.

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VH-TJD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

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VH-TJD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1978.

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VH-TJD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 1979.

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VH-TJD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1979.

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VH-TJD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1979.

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VH-TJD. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - 'Gregory Blaxland' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1979.

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VH-TJD. TAA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1979.

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VH-TJD. TAA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1979.

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VH-TJD. TAA - in the basic livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1979.

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N8043B. Occidental Petroleum - in the original livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, August 1980.

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N10XY. Occidental Petroleum - in the original livery at Los Angeles Airport, July 1981.

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N10XY. Occidental Petroleum - in the original livery at Zurich Airport, September 29, 1982.

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N10XY. Occidental Petroleum - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, November 1984.

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N10XY. Occidental Petroleum - in the revised livery at an unknown airport, October 1985.

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N682G. Occidental Petroleum - in the final livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, July 1999.

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N682G. Occidental Petroleum - in the final livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, November 1999.

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VP-BAB. SITM - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

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VP-BAB. SITM - in the standard livery at Paris Le Bourget Airport, September 2006.

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