VH-TJG. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24432-1879.

 

This aircraft was the third on nine aircraft ordered new by Australian Airlines - July 28, 1988

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - May 11, 1990

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

First flown as VH-TJG - May 05, 1990

Technical acceptance by Australian Airlines - June 20, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJG - July 03, 1990

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Renton - July 03, 1990

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - July 05, 1990

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - July 07, 1990

Delivery route: Seattle - Port Angeles - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Eagle'

Operated first revenue service - July 11, 1990

Leased to Malaysian Airline System - October 1990

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-MLE - October 18, 1990

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 18, 1990

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Malaysia - October 18, 1990

Delivery route: Melbourne - Perth - Kuala Lumpur

Officially leased to Malaysian Airlines - October 19, 1990

Operated by Malaysian Airlines in basic Australian livery with Malaysian tail logo and titles

The lease was terminated - November 03, 1991

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the ferry flight as MH5402 - November 03, 1991

Cancelled from the Malaysian Aircraft Register - November 04, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJG - November 27, 1991

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne

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

Australian Airlines initially continued to operate as a separate identity with some flights flown

between the two carriers jointly

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

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd - May 18, 2006

Operated last revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF821 - November 26, 2012

Observed at Melbourne (Tullamarine) without titles and logo - December 01, 2012

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6027 - December 03, 2012

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to the United States as QF6027 - December 04, 2012

Arrived Victorville on completion of the ferry flight for storage - December 05, 2012

Ferry route: Melbourne - Sydney - Apia - Honolulu - Victorville

Observed stored at Victorville in the basic Qantas livery - August 13, 2013

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 24, 2013

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N232AG - January 11, 2014

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Observed stored at Victorville in the basic Qantas livery - September 13, 2014

Sold to Aero Acquisitions - January 09, 2015

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah - January 15, 2015

Ferried Victorville - Dothan (Regional) for freighter conversion - February 04, 2015

Departed Dothan on the ferry flight to Australia in standard Toll livery - October 09, 2015

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - October 11, 2015

Ferry route: Dothan - Oakland - Kapolel - Majuro - Cairns - Brisbane

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 14, 2015

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-TLJ - October 15, 2015

Registered to Airwork Flight Operations Limited, Auckland, New Zealand

Operated first revenue service with Toll Air Express Brisbane - Port Moresby - October 18, 2015

Current with Toll Air Express

 

9M-MLE. Malaysia - in the basic Australian livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-859.)

9M-MLE. Malaysia - in the basic Australian livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1990.

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9M-MLE. Malaysia - in the basic Australian livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1990.

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VH-TJG. Australian - 'Eagle' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-072.)

VH-TJG. Australian - 'Eagle' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-073.)

VH-TJG. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'Eagle' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-228.)

VH-TJG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Eagle' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 20, 2011.

(G. Canciani Copyright Image 4621-594.)

ZK-TLJ. Toll - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, October 19, 2015.

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ZK-TLJ. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 21, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-611.)

ZK-TLJ. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 27, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-595.)