VH-TJJ. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24435-1959.

 

Sixth of nine aircraft ordered new by Australian Airlines - July 28, 1988

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - October 30, 1990

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

First flown as VH-TJJ - November 16, 1990

Technical acceptance by Australian Airlines - December 03, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJJ - December 11, 1990

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 11, 1990

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as TN1399 - December 12, 1990

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - December 15, 1990

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Aircraft was named 'Heron'

Operated first revenue service - December 1990

Australian Airlines 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

Leased to Air Vanuatu in the standard Australian livery - July 08 to July 13, 1993

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

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

Operated final Qantas service Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF698 - November 04, 2005

Withdrawn from service and ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Melbourne (Avalon) as QF6115 - November 05, 2005

The planned transfer to Qantas Jetconnect, New Zealand as 'ZK-JTP' did not eventuate

Test flown at Melbourne (Avalon) prior to returning to mainland Qantas service - March 23, 2006

Re-entered Qantas service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra as QF812 - March 24, 2006

Registered to AAL Aviation Ltd - February 02, 2007

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Operated 'final' revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF637 - October 19, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Melbourne (Avalon) for storage as QF6114 - October 20, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6112 - November 29, 2011

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF448 - November 29, 2011

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF821 - June 03, 2013

Withdrawn from use and all Qantas titles and logos removed at Melbourne

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as QF6027 - June 10, 2013

Arrived Victorville on completion of the ferry flight - June 12, 2013

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

Aircraft had flown 66,696 hours with 40,799 cycles

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 07, 2014

Sold to AFO Aircraft (NZ) Limited, Auckland, New Zealand - October 2014

Sold to Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah - October 08, 2014

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N938NZ - October 08, 2014

Registered to Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Ferried Victorville - Dalls (Love Field) - Dothan Regional for conversion to a freighter - October 13 - 14, 2014

Test flown Dothan - Dothan following conversion to freighter configuration - June 19, 2015

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - August 04, 2015

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-STI - August 05, 2015

Registered to ASL Airlines (Ireland) Limited as the registered operator

Ferried Dothan - Bangor - Keflavik - Dublin - August 07 - 08, 2015

Observed at Dublin in the new ASL livery - August 24, 2015

It was the first aircraft to acquire the new livery

Ferried Dublin - Shannon - August 28, 2015

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - September 04, 2015

Entered onto the Hungarian Aircraft Register as HA-FAW - September 04, 2015

Registered to ASL Airlines (Hungary) Limited as the registered operator

Ferried Shannon - Budapest on delivery to ASL Airlines (Hungary) - September 04, 2015

Current with ASL Airlines (Hungary)

 

HA-FAW. ASL Airlines - in the standard livery at Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, June 2016.

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