VH-TJR. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24443-2396.

Was also registered as: N943NZ; ZK-PAQ.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Australian Airlines - ?

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

Although Australian Airlines continued to operate as a separate identity after the sale some flights were flown

jointly between the two carriers

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - October 29, 1992

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

First flown as VH-TJR - November 12, 1992

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJR - November 17, 1992

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 25, 1992

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - December 11, 1992

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - December 13, 1992

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Port Angeles - Honolulu - Apia - Nadi - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Cockatiel'

Operated its first revenue service - December 1992

Australian Airlines initially continued to operate as a separate identity with some flights flown

between Australian Airlines and Qantas

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

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

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

The intended transfer to Qantas Jetconnect did not eventuate - April 2007

It operated its final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF821 - December 01, 2013

The Qantas titles and logos were removed at Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6027 - December 07, 2013

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to the United States as QF6027 - December 08, 2013

Arrived Victorville on completion of the ferry flight - December 09, 2013

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

It was observed stored at Victorville in the basic Qantas livery - November 01, 2014

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 30, 2015

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N943NZ - May 01, 2015

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

Leased to AFO Aircraft (NZ) Limited, Auckland, New Zealand as the registered operator

Ferried Victorville - Dothan (Regional) for freighter conversion - May 08, 2015

Test flown Dothan in an all-white livery on completion of the conversion - March 13, 2016

Departed Dothan on the ferry flight to New Zealand - March 18, 2016

Arrived Auckland on completion of the ferry flight - March 20, 2016

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 21, 2016

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PAQ - March 22, 2016

Registered to Airwork Flight Operations Limited, Auckland

Test flown Auckland - Auckland - March 24, 2016

Parcelair is a joint venture between Airwork and Air Freight NZ

The callsign for 'Parcelair' was initally allocated as 'PAK' but this was changed to 'Airpak' - September 05, 2016

Current with Airwork / Parcelair

 

 

VH-TJR. Australian - 'Cockatiel' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-297.)

VH-TJR. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cockatiel' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-380.)

VH-TJR. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cockatiel' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-380.)

VH-TJR. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cockatiel' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 30, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4620-781.)

VH-TJR. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cockatiel' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 20, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4620-701.)

ZK-PAQ. Parcelair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-472.)

ZK-PAQ. Parcelair - in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-473.)

ZK-PAQ. Parcelair - in the standard livery at Hobart Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-474.)