VH-TJI. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24434-1912.

 

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - August 08, 1990

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

First flown as VH-TJI - August 29, 1990

Technical acceptance by Australian Airlines - September 10, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJI - September 10, 1990

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 18, 1990

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - September 19, 1990

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - September 22, 1990

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

The aircraft was named 'Swan'

This aircraft was delivered to Australian Airlines in the standard Malaysian Airline livery

Leased to Malaysian Airline System - October 1990

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-MLD - October 04, 1990

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 04, 1990

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Malaysia as MH5411 - October 04, 1990

Ferry route: Melbourne - Adelaide - Perth - Kuala Lumpur

It was officially leased to Malaysian Airlines - October 05, 1990

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

The lease to Malaysian Airlines was terminated - October 02, 1992

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the ferry flight from Kuala Lumpur - October 03, 1992

Cancelled from the Malaysian Aircraft Register - October 03, 1992

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJI - October 27, 1992

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the Air Vanuatu livery for joint operations - October 25, 1992

The aircraft was named 'Spirit of Vanuatu'

Operated first Australian revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as TN420 - October 30, 1992

Operated first Air Vanuatu revenue service Brisbane - Port Vila as NF24 - November 11, 1992

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

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

Operated final Air Vanuatu revenue service Port Vila - Brisbane as NF23 - April 29, 1998

The lease to Air Vanuatu was terminated - April 29, 1998

Returned to Qantas service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF633 - April 30, 1998

Repainted into the stansard Qantas livery at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - ?

The aircraft was renamed 'Swan'

Operated first revenue service in the Qantas livery - May 13, 1998

The aircraft was renamed 'Cloncurry' - November 30, 2003

Registered to Denpet Pty Ltd - August 15, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Leased to Air Vanuatu in the Qantas livery - October 20 to November 8, 2005

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF483 - January 29, 2014

Withdrawn from service and prepared for storage with titles and logos removed

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as QF6027 - February 03, 2014

Arrived Victorville on completion of the ferry flight for long-term storage - February 05, 2014

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 27, 2015

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N934NZ - March 27, 2015

Registered to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Ferried Victorville - Dothan (Regional) to undergo conversion to freighter configuration - April 01, 2015

Departed Dothan on the ferry flight to Australia - January 30, 2016

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - January 31, 2016

Ferry route: Dothan - Oakland - Hololulu - Pago Pago - Brisbane

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - February 02, 2016

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-TLK - February 03, 2016

Registered to Airwork Flight Operations Limited, Auckland

Commenced operations with Pacific Air Express Brisbane - Honiara as PAQ521 - February 10, 2016

Ferried Brisbane - Auckland as Airwork AWK737 - March 12, 2016

Operated Parcelair services from Auckland - March 15, 2016

Whilst undergoing maintenance at Auckland the aircraft was repainted into the standard Toll livery

Test flown Auckland - Auckland - April 21, 2016

Ferried Auckland - Brisbane as AWK28 - April 24, 2016

Returned to service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as Toll TFR42 - April 27, 2016

Current with Airwork / Toll Air Express

 

VH-TJI. Malaysia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1990.

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VH-TJI. Malaysia - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 1990.

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VH-TJI. Air Vanuatu - 'Spirit of Vanuatu' in the basic Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, November 11, 1992.

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VH-TJI. Air Vanuatu - 'Spirit of Vanuatu' in the basic Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, February 1993.

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VH-TJI. Air Vanuatu - 'Spirit of Vanuatu' in the basic Australian livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1993.

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VH-TJI. Air Vanuatu - 'Spirit of Vanuatu' in the basic Australian livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1993.

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VH-TJI. Air Vanuatu Qantas - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1994.

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VH-TJI. Air Vanuatu Qantas - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1996.

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VH-TJI. Air Vanuatu Qantas - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1997.

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VH-TJI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Swan' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 1998.

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VH-TJI. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Cloncurry' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2005.

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VH-TJI. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Cloncurry' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 08, 2013.

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ZK-TLK. Toll - in the basic livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 16, 2016.

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ZK-TLK. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 27, 2016.

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ZK-TLK. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 27, 2016.

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ZK-TLK. Toll - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, September 10, 2016.

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