VH-TJD. Boeing 737-376. c/n 24298-1761.

 

This was the last 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 - July 19, 1989

Powered by CFM International CFM56-3C1 engines

First flown at Renton as VH-TJD - August 03, 1989

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJD - August 29, 1989

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 29, 1989

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as TN1398 - September 07, 1989

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - September 09, 1989

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Auckland - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Gallant'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide (West Beach) as TN788 - October 09, 1989

Leased to Air Caledonie International in the standard Australian livery - June 29 - July 09, 1992

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

Leased to Air Caledonie International in the standard Australian livery - May 11 - June 6, 1993

Australian Airlines merged with Qantas Airways - October 31, 1993

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

Leased to Air Caledonie International in the standard Australian livery - May 22 - 27, 1994

Operated last service in Australian Airlines livery - July 26, 1994

Returned to service in the standard Qantas livery - August 18, 1994

Leased to Air Caledonie International in the standard Qantas livery - August 13 - September 02, 1995

Operated Air Pacific service Brisbane - Nadi - Brisbane - March 03 - 04, 1996

Operated Air Pacific service Brisbane - Nadi - Auckland - Nadi - Brisbane - March 17 - 18, 1996

Leased to Air Caledonie International in the standard Qantas livery - June 29 - August 14, 1996

Leased to Polynesian Airlines in the standard Qantas livery - November 01 - 20, 1996

Leased to Solomon Airlines in the standard Qantas livery - January 24 - February 28, 2000

Leased to Air Caledonie International in standard Qantas livery - March 15 - April 13, 2000

Leased to Air Vanuatu - November 09 - 23, 2000

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF631 - January 20, 2005

Transferred to Qantas Jetconnect, New Zealand

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 22, 2005

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-JNO - March 22, 2005

Registered to Jetconnect (N.Z.) Ltd

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch on delivery to Jetconnect as QF6001 - March 23, 2005

Operated first Jetconnect revenue service Christchurch - Queenstown as QF4103 - March 25, 2005

Ferried Auckland - Melbourne (Tullamarine) for 'C' check maintenance as QF6172 - November 08, 2006

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch after maintenance as QF6171 - December 2006

Operated final Jetconnect revenue service Auckland - Wellington as QF2715 - December 05, 2008

Ferried Wellington - Christchurch for maintenance and storage as QF6171 - December 05, 2008

Withdrawn from use and prepared for scrapping

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - May 25, 2009

Partially scrapped at Christchurch - June 2009

Tail plane, engines, APU, nose cone and wings were removed

Cockpit windows and cargo door replaced with aluminium covers

Fuselage used as a cabin trainer in the basic Qantas livery at Christchurch Airport

 

VH-TJD. Australian - 'Gallant' in the standard livery with additional 'Sydney Olympic Games' logo at Brisbane Airport, July 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-067.)

VH-TJD. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Gallant' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 1994.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4622-277.)

VH-TJD. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Gallant' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2002.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4620-227.)

ZK-JNO. Qantas - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, July 2005.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4621-131.)

ZK-JNO. Qantas - in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, July 02, 2005.

(G. Reid Copyright Image 4621-132.)

ZK-JNO. Qantas - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-401.)

ZK-JNO. Qantas - in the standard livery at Queenstown Airport, January 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-454.)