VH-TJQ. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24442-2372.

Was also registered as: ZK-JTQ.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Australian Airlines - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - September 01, 1992

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJQ - September 07, 1992

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne

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

First flown as VH-TJQ - September 21, 1992

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle - September 29, 1992

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as AUS1397 - October 08, 1992

It arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - October 10, 1992

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

Aircraft was named 'Bellbird'

Operated its first revenue service - October 1992

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

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

Operated its final revenue service Adelaide (West Beach) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF694 - May 02, 2006

Withdrawn from service and prepared for transfer to Qantas Jetconnect, New Zealand

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 21, 2006

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-JTQ - June 21, 2006

Registered to Jetconnect Ltd, (NZ) Ltd

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Christchurch on delivery to Jetconnect as QF6011 - June 22, 2006

Ferried Christchurch - Auckland as QF6172 - June 23, 2006

Operated its first Qantas Jetconnect revenue service Auckland - Wellington as QF4043 - June 23, 2006

Operated its first trans-Tasman service Wellington - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF38 - July 05, 2006

It was observed at Christchurch in the new Qantas livery - May 31, 2009

Operated its final New Zealand domestic service Auckland - Wellington as QF2719 - June 09, 2009

Operated its final revenue service Brisbane - Auckland as QF125 - November 15, 2011

The aircraft was stored at Auckland in the basic Qantas livery as ZK-JTQ

Registered to Airwork Flight Operations Ltd, Auckland, New Zealand - December 20, 2011

It was observed at Auckland with Alliance titles and a blue tail - February 06, 2012

Ferried Auckland - Brisbane as AWK001 - February 10, 2012

Ferried Brisbane - Adelaide - Kalgoorlie - Perth as AWK001 - February 13, 2012

Wet-leased to Alliance to operate fly in / fly out operations in Western Australia

Has inscription behind forward cabin door 'Operated by Airwork Flight Operations Ltd'

Operated its first Alliance service Perth - Karratha as QQ737 - February 14, 2012

Operated its last Alliance service Karratha - Perth as QQ738 - March 14, 2013

Ferried Perth - Brisbane as AWK737 - March 16, 2013

Wet-leased to Solomon Airways - March 17 - 25, 2013

Ferried Brisbane - Perth on return to Alliance as AWK737 - April 08, 2013

Returned to service Perth - Karratha as QQ731 - April 09, 2013

Operated its final Alliance revenue service Karratha - Perth as UTY738 - December 11, 2013

Ferried Perth - Adelaide (West Beach) on return to Airwork as AWK11 - December 12, 2013

It was observed at Adelaide (West Beach) in the basic Allience livery - December 24, 2013

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Brisbane - December 24, 2013

It was observed operating service for Our Airlines Brisbane - Nauru as RON4 - December 24, 2013

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to the United States - March 18, 2014

Ferry route: Brisbane - Apia - Kona - ? - Jacksonville

The aircraft was overhaulled and converted to freighter configuration in Jacksonville

Departed Jacksonville on the ferry flight to New Zealand - August 15, 2014

Arrived Auckland on completion of the ferry flight - August 18, 2014

Ferry route: Jacksonville - Long Beach - Kona - Apia - Auckland

Ferried Auckland - Brisbane in the standard Toll Aviation livery - August 25, 2014

Operated its first freighter service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as TFR21 - August 27, 2014

Operated by Airwork (N.Z.) for Toll Air

Current with Toll Air

 

 

VH-TJQ. Australian - 'Bellbird' in the standard livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games' logo at Brisbane Airport, July 1993.

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VH-TJQ. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Bellbird' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1994.

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ZK-JTQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, February 06, 2011.

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ZK-JTQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, February 06, 2011.

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ZK-JTQ. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 13, 2012.

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ZK-JTQ. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 05, 2012.

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ZK-JTQ. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, August 09, 2012.

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ZK-JTQ. Alliance - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, September 2012.

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ZK-JTQ. Alliance - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 13, 2013.

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ZK-JTQ. Alliance - in the basic livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 21, 2013.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 05, 2014.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 06, 2014.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 06, 2014.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2015.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, October 20, 2015.

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

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, June 18, 2016.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 19, 2017.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 19, 2017.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 19, 2017.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 15, 2017.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 15, 2017.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 29, 2017.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 29, 2017.

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ZK-JTQ. Toll - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 24, 2020.

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