VH-TJS. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24444-2454

 

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 - March 09, 1993

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJS - March 12, 1993

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne

First flown as VH-TJS - March 23, 1993

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 05, 1993

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia - April 14, 1993

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - April 16, 1993

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Apia - Nadi - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Jabiru'

Operated first revenue service - April 20, 1993

Australian was initially operated as a separate identity with some flights flown jointly between the two carriers

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

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

Registered to ALLCO TJS Leasing Pty Ltd - February 16, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd - October 31, 2008

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-TJS. Australian - 'Jabiru' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-298.)

VH-TJS. Australian - 'Jabiru' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1993.

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VH-TJS. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Jabiru' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-226.)

VH-TJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jabiru' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 19, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-361.)

VH-TJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jabiru' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 14, 2013.

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VH-TJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jabiru' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 12, 2014.

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VH-TJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jabiru' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 12, 2014.

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