VH-TAH. Boeing 737-376. c/n 23479-1259.

 

This aircraft was the third of twelve aircraft ordered new by Australian Airlines (T.A.A.) - May 27, 1985

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - July 09, 1986

Powered by CFM International CFM56-3C1 engines

First flown at Renton as VH-TAH - July 25, 1986

Trans-Australia Airlines (T.A.A.) was renamed Australian Airlines - August 04, 1986

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TAH - August 11, 1986

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - August 14, 1986

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - August 16, 1986

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Oakland - Hilo - Pago Pago - Noumea - Melbourne

Thev aircraft was named 'Adventure'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as TN436 - August 20, 1986

Ownership was transferred to Australian Airlines following company name change - July 11, 1988

Australian Airlines was sold to Qantas Airways - September 14, 1992

Australian Airlines was merged with Qantas Airways - October 31, 1993

The ownership was transferred to Qantas Airways Ltd - December 08, 1993

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF639 - April 20, 2005

This aircraft was sold to Comair, South Africa

Cancelled from Australian Aircraft Register - May 09, 2005

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-OKH - May 09, 2005

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to South Africa in the basic Qantas livery - May 09, 2005

Delivery route: Melbourne - Port Headland - Cocos Island - Male - Mahe - Johannesburg

Current with Comair, South Africa

 

VH-TAH. Australian - 'Adventure' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-047.)

VH-TAH. Australian - 'Adventure' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-046.)

VH-TAH. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Adventure' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-048.)

VH-TAH. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Adventure' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, March 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-286.)

ZS-OKH. British Airways - in the standard livery with additional 'Comair Limited' titles at Johannesburg Airport, August 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-122.)