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


 

Ordered new by Australian Airlines

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - 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

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle - November 25, 1992

Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - December 11, 1992

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - December 13, 1992

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

Aircraft was named 'Cockatiel'

Operated first revenue service - December 1992

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

between the two carriers jointly

Australian Airlines officially merged with Qantas - October 31, 1993

Ownership transferred to Qantas Airways Ltd - December 08, 1993

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd - August 15, 2005

Intended transfer to Qantas Jetconnect did not eventuate - April 2007

Current with Qantas Airways

 


 

 

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

 
VH-TJR. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2006.
VH-TJR. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2006.
VH-TJR. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2013.
VH-TJR. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 2013.