VH-TAW. Boeing 737-376. c/n 23488-1352.

It was also registered as: VH-XMO.

 

This aircraft was the ninth 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 - February 05, 1987

Powered by CFM International CFM56-3C1 engines

First flown at Renton as VH-TAW - February 23, 1987

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TAW - April 06, 1987

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 06, 1987

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - April 11, 1987

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - April 13, 1987

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

The aircraft was named 'Progress'

Operated first Australian revenue service - April 1987

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

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

Australian Airlines merged with Qantas Airways - October 31, 1993

Ownership transferred to Qantas Airways Ltd - December 08, 1993

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF487 - July 02, 2003

Transferred to Qantas / Jetconnect, New Zealand

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch on delivery to Jetconnect as QF6011 - July 05, 2003

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 07, 2003

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-JNH - July 08, 2003

Registered to Jetconnect (N.Z.) Ltd

Operated first Jetconnect revenue service Christchurch - Auckland as QF4012 - September 03, 2003

Operated inaugural Jetconnect Christchurch - Brisbane service as QF56 - September 04, 2003

Operated final Jetconnect service Auckland - Christchurch as QF4161 - October 27, 2005

Withdrawn from use and stored at Christchurch

The aircraft had flown 56,460 hours with 34,199 cycles

Test flown at Christchurch as QF6171 - January 05 and January 09, 2006

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Avalon) for freighter conversion by Qantas as QF6172 - April 21, 2006

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - April 26, 2006

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XMO - April 26, 2006

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled out in the standard Australian Air Express livery at Melbourne (Avalon) - October 2006

This aircraft is now classified as a Boeing 737-376(SF)

Leased to Express Freighters Australia on behalf of Australian Air Express (both Qantas subsidiaries)

Operated first Australian Air Express revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Launceston as QF7372;

Launceston - Melbourne as QF7373; Melbourne - Hobart as QF7374 - October 24 - 25, 2006

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - May 27, 2013

Leased to Express Freighters Australia Pty Lyd, Sydney as the registered operator

Operated last service in Australian air Express livery Melblourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as QF7333 - June 06, 2014

Ferried Perth - Singapore (Seletar) for maintenance and repainting as QF7301 - June 06, 2014

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF7302 - August 05, 2014

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane in Qantas Freight livery as QF7331 - August 05, 2014

Current with Qantas Freight

 

VH-TAW. Australian - 'Progress' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1987.

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VH-TAW. Australian - 'Progress' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1988.

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ZK-JNH. Qantas - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 2004.

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VH-XMO. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 2006.

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VH-XMO. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 2006.

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VH-XMO. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Hobart Airport, December 2008.

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VH-XMO. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 18, 2010.

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VH-XMO. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 02, 2014.

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VH-XMO. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 02, 2014.

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VH-XMO. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 02, 2014.

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VH-XMO. Australian air Express - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 02, 2014.

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VH-XMO. Qantas Freight - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 03, 2015.

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VH-XMO. Qantas Freight - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 03, 2015.

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VH-XMO. Qantas Freight - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 03, 2015.

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VH-XMO. Qantas Freight - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 03, 2015.

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VH-XMO. Qantas Freight - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 2016.

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