VH-TJC. Boeing 737-376. c/n 24297-1740.

 

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

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - June 07, 1989

Powered by CFM International CFM56-3C1 engines

First flown at Seattle as VH-TJC - June 20, 1989

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJC - July 11, 1989

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 12, 1989

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as TN1397 - July 13, 1989

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - July 15, 1989

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Honolulu - Majuro - Townsville - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Endeavour'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - July 18, 1989

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 the Australian Airlines livery - June 10, 1994

Returned to service in the standard Qantas livery - July 07, 1994

Leased to Solomon Airlines - August 29 - October 01, 1996

Operated last revenue service Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF696 - October 23, 2004

Transferred to Qantas Jetconnect, New Zealand

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) after maintenance as QF6115 - December 17, 2004

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 10, 2005

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-JND - January 10, 2005

Registered to Jetconnect (N.Z.) Ltd

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch on delivery to Jetconnect as QF6115 - January 10, 2005

Operated first Jetconnect revenue service Christchurch - Auckland as QF4172 - January 11, 2005

Opertated final Jetconnect domestic service Christchurch - Auckland as QF2774 - June 09, 2009

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

Jetconnect continued to operate trans-Tasman services

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as QF131 - September 28, 2009

Ferried Auckland - Apia - Honolulu in the standard Qantas livery as QF6024 - October 10, 2009

Ferried Honolulu - Tucson (Arizona) as QF6026 - October 11, 2009

Sold to AAG (Aurora Aviation Group) VXIII LC, Lake Forest, Illinois - November 13, 2009

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - November 16, 2009

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N297AG - November 18, 2009

Registered to AAG XVIII LC, Lake Forrest, Illinois

Sold to Mathews Aviation Consultants LLC - December 12, 2009

The aircraft was stored at Tucson (Arizona) in the basic Qantas livery as 'N297AG'

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - August 07, 2013

Scrapped at Tucson by Mathews Aviation

 

ZK-JND. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, January 2005.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4621-126.)

ZK-JND. Qantas - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-576.)

ZK-JND. Qantas - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, May 06, 2007.

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ZK-JND. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, November 2008.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4621-127.)

ZK-JND. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, February 22, 2009.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4622-385.)