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

Was also registered as: ZK-PAK.

 

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

It arrived at 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 its 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

Operated its final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF819 - February 23, 2014

This flight maked the final Qantas Airways Boeing 737-400 passenger service

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as QF6020 - March 05, 2014

It arrived at Victorville on completion of the ferry flight for storage - March 07, 2014

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

Sold to AFO Aircraft (NZ) Limited, Auckland - January 2015

Sold to Bank of Utah Trustee, Utah - January 28, 2015

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 30, 2015

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N944NZ - February 02, 2015

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

Ferried Victorville - Dothan (Regional) for conversion to freighter configuration - February 06, 2015

Departed Dothan on the ferry flight to New Zealand in an all-white livery - December 05, 2015

It arrived at Auckland on completion of the ferry flight - December 06, 2015

Ferry route: Dothan - Oakland - Honolulu - Pago Pago - Auckland

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 08, 2015

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-PAK - December 09, 2015

Registered to Airwork Flight Operations Limited, Auckland

Commenced operations Auckland - Christchurch as PST73 - December 15, 2015

It was observed at Auckland in an all-white livery with 'Parcelair' titles and tail logo - February 27, 2016

Parcelair is a joint venture operation between Airwork and Air Freight NZ

Current with Airwork / Parcelair

 

 

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.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-092.)

VH-TJS. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Jabiru' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-738.)

VH-TJS. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - '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.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4620-820.)

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

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-360.)

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

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-359.)

ZK-PAK. Airwork NZ - in the all-white livery at Christchurch Airport, December 15, 2015.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4622-735.)

ZK-PAK. ParcelAir - in the white livery at Christchurch Airport, May 15, 2020.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4622-736.)