VH-TJT. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24445-2539.

 

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 (Renton) - September 22, 1993

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

First flown as VH-TJT - October 6, 1993

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJT - October 13, 1993

Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne

Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 18, 1993

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia in the Qantas livery as AUS6900 - October 28, 1993

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - October 30, 1993

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

The aircraft was named 'Kingfisher'

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

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF450 - November 1993

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

Registered to TJT Leasing Pty Ltd - August 10, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF821 - August 17, 2011

Titles and the company logo were removed at Melbourne (Tullamarine)

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Budapest as QF6023 - August 24, 2011

Arrived Budapest on completion of the ferry flight - August 29, 2011

Sold to Sayegh Aviation Group

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 29, 2011

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N245SY - September 27, 2011

Registered to Bank of Utah Trustees, Salt Lake City

Observed at Budapest in all-white livery with red Kyrgyzstan titles and tail logo - October 09, 2011

Operated by Syaegh Aviation Group for the Kyrgyzstan Government

Has English titles on starboard side with Kyrgyzstan titles on port side

Ferried Budapest - Bournemouth for repainting - March 19, 2013

Ferried Bournemouth - Budapest in an all-white livery - April 3, 2013

Stored at Budapest in an all-white livery as 'N245SY'

Observed at Siem Reap in all white livery with Wat Phnom Airlines titles and tail logo - June 07, 2013

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 21, 2013

Entered onto the Cambodian Aircraft Register as XU-886 - June 21, 2013

Registered to Bank of Utah Trustees, Salt Lake City

Leased to Wat Phnom Airlines by the Sayegh Group - June 21, 2013

Observed operating Siem Reap - Taipei - Siem Reap - July 10, 2013

Current status - ?

 

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VH-TJT. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Kingfisher' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-624.)

VH-TJT. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Kingfisher' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-093.)

VH-TJT. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Kingfisher' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-223.)

VH-TJT. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'Kingfisher' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-280.)

VH-TJT. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kingfisher' in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-440.)