A47-004. Boeing 737-8FV (P-8A). c/n 62293-6216.
This aircraft was ordered new under Project Air 2B for the Royal Australian Air Force - February 2014
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B27E engines
Rolled off the production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - ?
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N974DS - September 29, 2016
Registered to Boeing Co, Renton, Washington
First flown as 'N974DS' from Renton as 'BOE184' - February 24, 2017
Entered onto the Australian Military Aircraft Register as A47-004 - June 2017
Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) after modifications completed as 'A47-004' - June 30, 2017
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - July 03, 2017
Ferried Seattle (Boeing Field) - NAS Jacksonville - July 17, 2017
Accepted by the Royal Australian Air Force - July 2017
Departed NAS Jacksonville on the ferry flight to Australia as ASY197 - August 03, 2017
Arrived RAAF Edinburgh, Adelaide on completion of the delivery flight - August 07, 2017
Ferry route: NAS Jacksonville - Tinker AFB - Hickam AFB - Noumea - RAAF Edinburgh
Allocated to No. 11 Squadron, 92nd Wing, RAAF Edinburgh
This aircraft was the 200th Boeing 737 NG to appear on the Australian Civil and Military Aircraft Register
Current with the Royal Australian Air Force
A47-004. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 07, 2017.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-941.)