VH-TJU. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24446-2569.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Australian Airlines - ?

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

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

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - December 15, 1993

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJU - January 05, 1994

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

First flown as VH-TJU - January 06, 1994

Accepted by Australian Airlines (as per order agreement) at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 21, 1994

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia in the Qantas livery as QF6900 - January 29, 1994

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - January 31, 1994

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

Aircraft was named 'Currawong'

Operated first revenue service - February 1994

Operated final Qantas Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin service as QF817/816 - April 30 - May 01, 2006

This route was then transferred to Jetstar

Registered to TJU Aircraft Rental Pty Ltd - August 10, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin - Subang for maintenance as QF6011- April 30, 2008

Ferried Subang - Darwin - Melbourne (Tullamarine) after maintenance completed - June 19, 2008

To view a report on this maintenance please click 'HERE'

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF821 - April 13, 2012

Withdrawn from use at Melbourne (Tullamarine) with titles and markings removed

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the basic Qantas livery as QF6018 - April 25, 2012

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to the United States for storage as QF6027 - April 26, 2012

Arrived Victorville on completion of the ferry flight - April 27, 2012

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

Aircraft to be converted to freighter configuration by Commercial Jet Incorp, Miami, Florida

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N119BT - August 22, 2012

Registered to Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 27, 2012

Ferried Victorville - Miama for freighter conversion for ASL Aviation Group - August 29, 2012

Observed at Miami as N119BT undergoing freighter conversion - October 2012

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 26, 2012

Entered onto the Irish Aircraft Register as EI-STC - December 26, 2012

Registered to Bank of Utah Trustee, Salt Lake City

Leased to Air Contractors (Ireland) Ltd AG as the registered operator

Departed Miami on the ferry flight to Ireland in all-white livery with 'ASL' titles as ABR001P - December 28, 2012

Arrived Dublin on completion of the ferry flight - December 29, 2012

Ferry route: Miami - Vancouver - Dublin

Operated first revenue service - January 2, 2013

Observed at Bergamo with large ASL Aviation Group titles on port side only - March 27, 2013

Aircraft was named 'Emerald Isle'

The airlines was renamed ASL Airlines Ireland - June 14, 2015

Observed at Dublin in preparation for transfer to ASL Airlines Hungary - March 05, 2016

Cancelled from the Irish Aircraft Register - March 05, 2016

Entered onto the Hungarian Aircraft Register as HA-FAZ - March 05, 2016

Registered to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Leased to ASL Airlines Hungary as the registered operator

Delivered to ASL Airlines Hungary - March 17, 2016

Current with ASL Airlines Hungary

 

VH-TJU. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Currawong' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, September 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-094.)

HA-FAZ. ASL Airlines - in the standard livery at Bergamo Orio al Serio Airport, May 2016.

(A. Magni Copyright Image 4621-612.)