VH-TJO. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24440-2324.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Australian Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - June 11, 1992

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

First flown as VH-TJO - June 25, 1992

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJO - July 13, 1992

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 13, 1992

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - July 22, 1992

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - July 24, 1992

Delivery route: Seattle - Port Angeles - Hilo - Noumea - Melbourne

Established a world distance record on the delivery flight between Hilo - Noumea of 6,262 km

The aircraft was named 'Lorikeet'

Operated first revenue service - July 1992

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

Australian Airlines initially continued to operate as a separate identity, some flights flown between the two carriers

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

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - August 15, 2005

Operated services for Air Nauru / Norfolk Jet Express following their grounding - March 01, 2006

Route: Brisbane - Norfolk Island - Sydney - Norfolk Island - Brisbane

Observed in the new Qantas livery - August 2007

Operated 'last' revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF407 - October 17, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Melbourne (Avalon) for storage as QF6121 - October 17, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6121 - October 24, 2011

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF618 - November 20, 2011

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF483 - January 20, 2012

Withdrawn from service and prepared for storage with titles and logos removed

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney in basic Qantas livery as QF6019 - February 10, 2012

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to the United States for storage as QF6027 - February 11, 2012

Arrived Victorville on completion of the ferry flight as QF6029 - February 12, 2012

Ferry route: Melbourne - Sydney (QF6019) - Apia - Honolulu (QF6027) - Honolulu - Victorville (QF6029)

Stored at Victorville in the basic Qantas livery

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 05, 2012

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N116BT - June 05, 2012

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

Aircraft to be converted to freighter configuration by Commercial Jet Incorp, Miami, Florida

Ferried Victorville - Miama for freighter conversion for ASL Aviation Group - June 10, 2012

Acceptance flight carried out at Miami following freight conversion - September 26, 2012

Accepted by Air Contractors (Ireland) Ltd - September 26, 2012

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 26, 2012

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-STB - September 27, 2012

Registered to Air Contractors (Ireland) Ltd (AG/ABR), Dublin

Arrived Dublin on completion of the ferry flight from Miami - September 30, 2012

Air Contractors was renamed ASL Airlines Ireland - June 14, 2014

The aircraft entered heavy maintenance at Shannon - May 16, 2015

Rolled out in an all-white livery as 'OE-IAJ' - June 08, 2015

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - August 28, 2015

Entered onto the Austrian Aircraft Register as OE-IAJ - August 28, 2015

Ferried Shannon - Liege on delivery to TNT Airways - September 01, 2015

Observed at Vienna in all-white livery with 'ASL' titles on the forward fuselage - August 18, 2016

Current with TNT Airways

 

VH-TJO. Australian - 'Lorikeet' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-085.)

VH-TJO. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Lorikeet' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-086.)

VH-TJO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorikeet' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-363.)