VH-TJV. Boeing 737-4Q8. c/n 25163-2264.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - March 19, 1992

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

First flown - April 08, 1992

Accepted by ILFC at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 17, 1992

Entered onto the Solomons Aircraft Register as H4-SOL - April 17, 1992

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC)

Leased to Solomon Airlines as the registered operator

The aircraft was named 'Guadalcanal'

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia in the Solomons livery - April 29, 1992

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - May 01, 1992

Delivery route: Seattle - San Francisco - Honolulu - Majuro - Melbourne

The pre-service maintenance was carried out by Qantas

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Honiara on delivery to Solomon Airlines - May 17, 1992

Operated first Solomons revenue service Honiara - Cairns - Brisbane - May 19, 1992

ILFC transferred the operating lease of this aircraft to Qantas Airways Ltd - June 16, 1994

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJV - June 17, 1994

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Repainted into the Qantas livery at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - June 1994

The aircraft was named 'Swan'

Operated first Qantas revenue service - July 01, 1994

Operated final revenue service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF498 - January 04, 2004

Returned to lessor at Melbourne (Tullamarine) for leased to Sky Airlines (Turkey)

Repainted by Qantas into the Sky Airlines livery

Test flown at Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6112 - February 24, 2004

The aircraft was named 'Smile In The Sky'

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 10, 2004

Entered onto the Turkish Aircraft Register as TC-SKE - March 10, 2004

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation

Leased to Sky Airlines (Turkey) as the registered operator

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to Turkey - March 10, 2004

Observed at Nuremburg now named 'Milky Wave' - March 29, 2004

Operated final revenue service Hamburg - Antalya as SHY734 - November 04, 2012

Withdrawn from use and stored at Antalya on return to lessor on termination of the lease

Ferried Antalya - Rostock as SHY795 - April 20, 2013

Ferried Rostock - Keflavik - Bangor - Goodyear for storage as SHY796 - April 20, 2013

Observed stored at Goodyear in the basic Sky Airlines livery - April 23, 2013

Sold to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah - May 08, 2013

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N350AT - May 08, 2013

Registered to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

Sold to Aero Turbine Inc - June 27, 2013

Sold to Aergo Cargo Conversions 111 Ltd - June 27, 2013

Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest - June 27, 2013

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City - June 27, 2013

Brazilian registration 'PR-WSB' reserved by Rio Linhas Aereas - July 2013

Ferried Goodyear - Tampa as N350A for conversion to freighter configuration - August 14, 2013

Current status - ?

 

H4-SOL. Solomons Royal Tongan - 'Guadalcanal' in the original livery with additional 'Qantas' titles at Brisbane Airport, November 1992.

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H4-SOL. Solomons Royal Tongan - 'Guadalcanal' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, November 1992.

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H4-SOL. Solomons Royal Tongan - 'Guadalcanal' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, January 03, 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-874.)

VH-TJV. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Swan' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2000.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-182.)

TC-SKE. Sky - 'Smile In The Sky' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-243.)

TC-SKE. Sky - 'Smile In The Sky' in the standard livery with additional 'dti.travel' titles at an unknown airport, April 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-244.)

TC-SKE. Sky - 'Smile In The Sky' in the standard livery with additional 'dti.travel' titles at an unknown airport, June 2007.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-539.)

TC-SKE. Sky - 'Smile In The Sky' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, September 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-123.)