VH-TJA. Boeing 737-376. c/n 24295-1649.

 

This was the first of four aircraft ordered new by Australian Airlines (T.A.A.) - 1986

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - November 11, 1988

Powered by CFM International CFM56-3C1 engines

First flown at Seattle as VH-TJA - December 01, 1988

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJA - December 15, 1988

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 15, 1988

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as TN1369 - December 17, 1988

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) aon completion of the delivery flight - December 19, 1988

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Kailua - Kona - Nadi - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Resolute'

Operated first service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart as TN405 - December 22, 1988

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

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

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

Operated last service in Australian livery Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF498 - May 13, 1994

Returned to service in the standard Qantas livery - May 24, 1994

Leased to Polynesian Airlines - January 28, 1999

Returned to Qantas at the end of the Polynesian Airlines lease - March 17, 1999

Operated last revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF487 - August 23, 2004

Transferred to Qantas Jetconnect, New Zealand

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch on delivery to Jetconnect as QF6171 - October 18, 2004

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 18, 2004

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-JNN - October 18, 2004

Registered to Jetconnect (N.Z.) Ltd

Operated first Jetconnect revenue service Christchurch - Auckland as QF4102 - October 19, 2004

Operated final Jetconnect domestic service Christchurch - Auckland as QF2762 - June 06, 2009

Jetconnect ceased New Zealand domestic services when services were taken over by Jetstar - June 09, 2009

Jetconnect commenced trans Tasman services - June 09, 2009

Operated first trans Tasman service Auckland - Brisbane - Auckland as QF126/125 - June 09, 2009

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as QF113 - September 08, 2009

Withdrawn from use and prepared for sale

Ferried Auckland - Apia - Honolulu as QF6024 - September 14, 2009

Ferried Honolulu - Tucson as QF6026 - September 14, 2009

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - September 23, 2009

Sold to AAG (Aurora Aviation) XVIII LC, Lake Forrest, Illinois - September 23, 2009

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N295AG - September 25, 2009

Sold to Mathew Aviation Consultants LLC - October 13, 2009

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 06, 2009

This aircraft was permanently withdrawn from use and stored at Tucson (Arizona)

Scrapped at Tucson (Arizona) by Mathews Aviation - 2011

 

VH-TJA. Australian - 'Resolute' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-064.)

VH-TJA. Australian - 'Resolute' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1989.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-063.)

ZK-JNN. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2007.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4621-128.)

ZK-JNN. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, December 31, 2007.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4621-129.)

ZK-JNN. Qantas - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, January 31, 2009.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4621-130.)