VH-TJB. Boeing 737-376. c/n 24296-1653.
Second 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 Renton - November 18, 1988
Powered by CFM International CFM56-3C1 engines
First flown at Renton as VH-TJB - December 09, 1988
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJB - December 21, 1988
Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne
Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle - December 21, 1988
Departed Seattle as TN1397 on the delivery flight to Australia - December 23, 1988
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - December 25, 1988
Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Kailua - Kona - Nadi - Melbourne
Aircraft was named 'Fortitude'
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as TN492 - December 31, 1988
Australian Airlines was sold to Qantas Airways - September 14, 1992
Australian Airlines merged with Qantas Airways - October 31, 1993
Ownership transferred to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - December 08, 1993
Operated last service in Australia Airlines livery Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF637 - May 27, 1994
Repainting in the standard Solomon Airlines livery at Melbourne
Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the standard Solomon Airlines livery - June 10, 1994
Aircraft was renamed 'Guadalcanal'
Operated by Qantas / Solomon Airlines service on a shared basis
Operated domestic Qantas flights on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Operated Solomon Airlines flights Monday, Tuesday, Saturday, Sunday
Operated first Qantas service under this arrangement Cairns - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF644 - June 11, 1994
Operated first Solomon Airlines service Brisbane - Honiara as IE701/QF271 - June 18, 1994
Operated some flights for Air Pacific - March 1996
Operated Norfolk Jet Express service Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Brisbane - June 07, 1998
Operated services for Air Vanuatu - November 09 - 23, 2000
Returned to Qantas service when lease to Solomons was terminated - March 01, 2001
Operated final flight in Solomon livery Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF721 - June 14, 2001
Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the standard Qantas livery - June 22, 2001
Aircraft was renamed 'Fortitude'
Operated final Qantas revenue service Mt Isa - Brisbane as QF1079 - May 28, 2004
Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6125 - May 28, 2004
Transferred to Qantas Jetconnect, New Zealand
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 04, 2004
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-JNC - June 04, 2004
Registered to Jetconnect (N.Z.) Ltd
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch as QF6175 on delivery to Jetconnect - July 29, 2004
Operated first Jetconnect revenue service Christchurch - Auckland as QF4102 - July 30, 2004
Jetconnect ceased New Zealand domestic services when these were taken over by Jetstar - June 09, 2009
Operated final domestic New Zealand service Wellington - Auckland as QF2728 - June 09, 2009
Jetconnect commenced trans Tasman services - June 09, 2009
Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Auckland as QF125 - November 09, 2009
Withdrawn from service at Auckland Airport and prepared for sale
Ferried Auckland - Apia - Honolulu as QF6024 - November 21, 2009
Ferried Honolulu - Tucson as QF6026 - November 22, 2009
Sold to AAG (Aurora Aviation) XVIII LC, Lake Forrest, Illinois - December 08, 2009
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - December 09, 2009
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N294AG - December 14, 2009
Registered to AAG XVIII LC, Lake Forrest, Illinois
Aircraft stored at Tucson in the basic Qantas livery as N294AG - December 2009
Observed stored at Hamilton Aviation, Tucson’s ramp in the basic Qantas livery as ZK-JNC
Sold to Skybus LLC, Indianapolis - June 07, 2010
Registered to Skybus LLC - June 24, 2010
Departed Tucson, AZ on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - December 18, 2010
Arrived at Bournemouth at the conclusion of the ferry flight - December 20, 2010
Ferry route: Tucson - Indianapolis - Goose Bay - Keflavik - Bournemouth
Undergoing conversion to VIP configuation by European Aviation
Conversion to VIP configuration ceased as airframe had been damaged beyond repair during the process
Stored at Bournemouth in the basic Qantas livery without engines as N294AG - January 01, 2011
Observed stored at Bournemouth in the basic Qantas livery - July 03, 2012
Observed stored at Bournemouth in the basic Qantas livery - August 23, 2013
Observed stored at Bournemouth in the basic Qantas livery - January 10, 2015
Observed cut in half at Bournemouth - February 28, 2015
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - February 28, 2015
Scrapped at Bournemouth - 2015
VH-TJB. Australian - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1990.
VH-TJB. Solomons - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 1994.
VH-TJB. Solomons - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1994.
VH-TJB. Solomons - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1994.
VH-TJB. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, July 2002.
ZK-JNC. Qantas - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, July 2005.
ZK-JNC. Qantas - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, October 2007.
ZK-JNC. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2007.