VH-TJS. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24444-2454
Ordered new by Australian Airlines
Australian Airlines was sold to Qantas Airways Ltd - September 14, 1992
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - 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
First flown as VH-TJS - March 23, 1993
Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle - April 05, 1993
Departed Seattle on delivery flight to Australia - April 14, 1993
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - April 16, 1993
Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - San Francisco - Honolulu - Apia - Nadi - Melbourne
Aircraft was named 'Jabiru'
Operated first revenue service - April 20, 1993
Australian was initially operated as a separate identity with some flights flown between the two carriers jointly
Australian Airlines was officially merged with Qantas - 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 registered operator
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd - October 31, 2008
Current with Qantas Airways
VH-TJS. Australian - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, April 1993.
VH-TJS. Australian - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1993.
VH-TJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2013.