VH-TAV. Boeing 737-376. c/n 23487-1306.

 

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

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - October 17, 1986

Powered by CFM International CFM56-3C1 engines

First flown at Seattle as VH-TAV - November 05, 1986

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TAV - December 12, 1986

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 12, 1986

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

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

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

The aircraft was named 'Intrepid'

Operated first revenue service - December 1986

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

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

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

Ownership was transferred to Qantas Airways Ltd - December 08, 1993

Operated final revenue service Adelaide (West Beach) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF694 - July 06, 2005

Sold to Comair, South Africa

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 25, 2005

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-OKJ - July 26, 2005

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to South Africa in the basic Qantas livery - July 26, 2005

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

Operated by Comair as a British Airways franchise in standard British Airways livery

Current with Comair

 

VH-TAV. Australian - 'Intrepid' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1987.

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VH-TAV. Australian - 'Intrepid' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1989.

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VH-TAV. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Intrepid' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1994.

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VH-TAV. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Intrepid' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1994.

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