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

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Australian Airlines - ?

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

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 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

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

Current with Qantas Airways

 

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.

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