VH-TJN. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24439-2265.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Australian Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - March 20, 1992

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJN - March 25, 1992

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne

First flown as VH-TJN - April 03, 1992

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 22, 1992

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as TN1396 - May 04, 1992

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - May 06, 1992

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

The aircraft was named 'Egret'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as TN014 - May 20, 1992

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 jointly

between the two carriers

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

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

Operated last Qantas revenue service Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF694 - April 04, 2007

The aircraft was then prepared for transfer to Qantas Jetconnet, New Zealand

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 31, 2007

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-JTR - May 31, 2007

Registered to Jetconnect Ltd, New Zealand

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine ) - Auckland as QF6173 - June 01, 2007

Operated first Jetconnect revenue service Auckland - Wellington as QF4003 - June 02, 2007

Observed at Auckland in the new Qantas (2007) livery - October 26, 2008

Was the first aircraft in Jetconnect fleet to be repainted into the new Qantas livery

Operated final New Zealand domestic service Queenstown - Christchurch as QF2772 - June 09, 2009

Ferried Christchurch - Auckland as QF6171 - June 09, 2009

The aircraft was then perated by Jetconnect on its Trans-Tasman services only

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Auckland as QF115 - March 24, 2011

All Qantas markings were removed at Auckland

Test flown at Auckland in all-white livery as QF6173 - June 17, 2011

Departed Auckland on the ferry flight to Indonesia as QF6029 - June 20, 2011

Arrived Jakarta on completion of the ferry flight - June 21, 2011

Ferry route: Auckland - Brisbane - Darwin - Jakarta

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - July 05, 2011

Sold to Savegh Group Aviation - July 11, 2011

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N249SY - July 12, 2011

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

Departed Jakarta on the ferry flight to Budapest - August 02, 2011

Arrived Budapest on completion of the ferry flight - August 03, 2011

Ferry route: Jakarta (Sukarno Hatta) - Abu Dhabi - Larnaca - Budapest

Observed at Budapest in the standard Samair livery - September 06, 2011

Entered onto the Slovakian Aircraft Register as OM-SAA - September 06, 2011

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 09, 2011

Ferried Budapest - Belgrade - Bratislava on delivery to Samair as CCS001 - October 04, 2011

The aircraft carries small 'Sayegh Group' titles on the fuselage

Current with Samair

 

VH-TJN. Australian - 'Egret' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-084.)

VH-TJN. Australian - 'Egret' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 09, 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-125.)

VH-TJN. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'Egret' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-293.)

ZK-JTR. Qantas - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-413.)

ZK-JTR. Qantas - in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-441.)

ZK-JTR. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-491.)