A47-001. Boeing 737-8FV (P-8A). c/n 62288-5823.

 

This aircraft was ordered new under Project Air 2B for the Royal Australian Air Force - February 2014

It was the first of fifteen aircraft ordered by the Australian Government

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B27E engines

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N940DS - November 25, 2015

Registered to Boeing Aircraft Company, Renton, Washington

Rolled off the production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 26, 2016

First flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Everett (Paine Field) as 'N940DS' - May 06, 2016

Accepted by the United States Navy for the Royal Australian Air Force at Everett (Paine Field) - May 06, 2016

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 22, 2016

Entered onto the Australian Military Aircraft Rergistration as A47-001

Ferried Seattle (Boeing Field) - NAS Jacksonville - October 19, 2016

It was observed at NAS Jacksonville as 'A47-001' - October 28, 2016

Departed NAS Jacksonville on the ferry flight to Australia - November 09, 2016

The aircraft was under the command of Wing Commander D. Titheridge

Arrived Melbourne (Avalon) on completion of the ferry flight - November 14, 2016

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Canberra for the official hand-over - November 16, 2016

The aircraft was allocated to No. 11 Squadron, 92nd Wing, RAAF Edinburgh, South Australia

Ferried Canberra - RAAF Edinburgh - November 16, 2016

The aircraft made its public debut at the Melbourne (Avalon) Air Show - March 03, 2017

Current with the Royal Australian Air Force

 

 

A47-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 11, 2018.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-540.)

A47-001. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 28, 2019.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-539.)