VH-TJW. Boeing 737-4L7. c/n 26961-2517.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Air Nauru - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 04, 1993

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 16, 1993

Accepted by Air Nauru at Seattle (Boeing Field) - August 27, 1993

Entered onto the Nauru Aircraft Register as C2-RN11 - August 27, 1993

Sold to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - June 20, 1995

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJW - June 21, 1995

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

The aircraft was named 'Sharing'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane - Cairns - July 01, 1995

Leased to Air Nauru - June 04 to June 17, 1996

Leased to Air Vanuatu - April 28 to May 03, 1998

Leased to Air Nauru - June 02, 1998

Operated first Air Nauru service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane-Nauru as ON322 - June 02, 1998

Operated last Air Nauru service Nauru - Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as ON351 - June 26, 1998

Returned to Qantas on termination of the lease in Melbourne - June 26, 1998

The aircraft was renamed 'Strahan' - September 13, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - February 02, 2008

Operated 'last' revenue service Canberra - Melbourne(Tullamarine) as QF819 - October 17, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Melbourne (Avalon) for storage as QF6112 - October 18, 2011

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6122 - November 22, 2011

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF434 - November 22, 2011

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF821 - February 15, 2012

Withdrawn from service at Melbourne and titles and logos removed

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6019 - February 29, 2012

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on ferry flight to United States for storage as QF6027 - March 01, 2012

Arrived Victorville on completion of the ferry flight as QF6029 - March 02, 2012

Ferry route: Sydney - Apia - Honolulu (QF6027) - Honolulu - Victorville (QF6029)

Stored at Victorville in the basic Qantas livery

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - August 10, 2012

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N117BT - August 10, 2012

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

Ferried Victorville - Opa Locka for storage - August 15, 2012

Observed at Opa Locka in the basic Qantas livery without engines - February 04, 2013

Current status - ?

 

C2-RN11. Air Nauru - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-517.)

VH-TJW. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Strahan' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-183.)