VH-OZQ. Boeing 737-229. c/n 20907-351.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Sabena Belgian World Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - April 1974

First flown at Renton as OO-SDA - April 23, 1974

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-SDA - April 1974

Accepted by Sabena Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 26, 1974

Leased to Luxair (Luxembourg) - January 04, 1988

Entered onto the Luxembourg Aircraft Register as LX-LGN - January 1988

Returned to Sabena Belgian World on termination of the lease in Brussels - January 21, 1992

Entered onto the Belgian Aircraft Register as OO-SDA - January 24, 1992

Leased to Sobelair as the registered operator - March 01, 1992

Entered service with Sobelair (subsidiary of Sabena) - March 13, 1992

Sub-leased to Trans Med Airlines - December 23, 1993

Returned to Sobelair on termination of the lease - January 20, 1994

Returned to Sabena on termination of the lease - October 04, 1995

Re-entered service with Sabena - October 22, 1995

Leased to Sobelair as the registered operator - June 29, 1996

Returned to Sabena Airlines on termination of the lease - September 01, 1996

Sold to European Aviation Ltd (U.K.), Bournemouth - May 15, 1998

Leased to Sabena Airlines as the registered operator

Operated last Sabena revenue service - March 08, 1999

Aircraft had flown 52,965 hours with 43,897 cycles

Returned to European Aiviation Ltd - March 23, 1999

Ferried Brussels - Paris (Le Bourget) for maintenance in basic Sabena livery without titles - March 24, 1999

Cancelled from the Belgian Aircraft Register - March 24, 1999

Entered onto the French Aircraft Register as F-GVAC - March 24, 1999

Leased to West Aero and operated by Aigle Azur TA Airlines as the registered operator

Withdrawn from use and stored at Perpignan Airport - April 07, 2002

Observed stored at Perpignan Airport in the standard Westair livery - December 27, 2002

Returned to Europan Aviation Ltd - July 09, 2003

Cancelled from the French Aircraft Register - July 09, 2003

Leased to European Skybus Ltd (subsidiary of European Aviation) as the registered operator - July 31, 2003

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-GPFI - July 31, 2003

Ferried Perpignan - Bournemouth in the Westair livery - August 05, 2003

Observed at Paris (Charles de Gualle) in European livery operating flights for bmi Baby - June 14, 2004

Ferried Bournemouth - Rhodes as EAF9900 - August 01, 2005

Ferried Kuala Lumpur - Melbourne (Tullamarine) on delivery to Ozjet as EAF9900 - August 03, 2005

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - September 14, 2005

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OZQ - September 15, 2005

Reregistered to Ozjet Airlines Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Operated proving flight Melbourne - Sydney - Melbourne - Sydney - Melbourne as O7501/2/3/4 - October 28, 2005

Operated first revenue service Melbourne - Sydney - Melbourne as O7012/011 - November 27, 2005

Ozjet ceased scheduled passenger operations - March 12, 2006

Airline's owner decided to concentrate only on charter services from this date

Aircraft withdrawn from use at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - March 12, 2006

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 24, 2006

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-GPFI - March 24, 2006

Registered to European Aviation Ltd

Registration marks applied to the aircraft - April 03, 2006

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom as European 9914 - April 04, 2006

Arrived Bournemouth on completion of the ferry flight - April 06, 2006

Returned to Melbourne (Tullamarine) via Kuala Lumpur - Darwin in Ozjet livery as European 9915 - June 24, 2006

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OZQ - July 31, 2006

Registered to Ozjet Airlines Pty Ltd

Leased to Airlines of Papua New Guinea - August 21, 2006

Utilised on the twice weekly Brisbane - Port Morseby - Brisbane route

Operated inaugural revenue service Brisbane - Port Moresby - Brisbane as CG200/201 - August 21, 2006

Withdrawn from use - ?

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 08, 2007

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-GPFI - January 08, 2007

Registered to European Skybus Pty Ltd

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Bacau, Romania for maintenance - January 14, 2007

Ferried Bacua - Bournemouth on completion of the planned maintenance - April 02, 2007

Observed at Norwich Airport operating for FlyBe in Ozjet livery - May 08, 2007

Observed at Bournemouth undergoing maintenance in Ozjet livery - June 01, 2007

Observed at Luton in Skybus service in the standard Ozjet livery - August 28, 2008

European Aviation Ltd and its subsidiaries ceased operations - November 30, 2008

Aircraft stored at Bournemouth Airport in the standard Ozjet livery - December 01, 2008

Observed stored at Bournemouth Airport minus port engine in the Ozjet livery - January 08, 2009

Observed stored at Bournemouth Airport in the Ozjet livery - May 23, 2009

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 09, 2011

Aircraft scrapped when tail was cut off at Bournemouth Airport - June 24, 2011

Fuselage observed being used as a cabin crew trainer at Bournemouth Airport - August 29, 2011

 

OO-SDA. Sabena Belgian World Airlines - in the standard livery at Brussels Airport, October 1980.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-362.)

G-GPFI. European - in the standard livery at Bournemouth Airport, November 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-408.)

VH-OZQ. OzJet - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 2005.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-545.)

VH-OZQ. OzJet - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-365.)

G-GPFI. OzJet - in the standard livery at Nice Airport, April 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-407.)