VH-TJY. Boeing 737-476. c/n 28151-2785.

 

This was the second of three additional aircraft ordered by Qantas Airways to supplement the Australian Boeing 737s

This order was confirmed - May 03, 1995

It was designated a '476' to mainain commonality with the acquired Australian fleet of Boeing 737-400s

Allocated the Boeing Block Number PW549

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJY - January 10, 1996

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - March 25, 1996

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

First flown as VH-TJY at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 02, 1996

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 12, 1996

This was the 106th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 2nd Boeing 737 to be delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named 'Tenacity'

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6903 - April 14, 1996

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - April 16, 1996

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

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide - Darwin as QF605 - April 22, 1996

Involved in a reduced vertical separation incident - November 21, 2001

To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'

Involved in a loss of radio contact on departure from Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - May 03, 2003

To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'

Aircraft was renamed 'Maryborough' - September 14, 2003

Involved in an in-flight engine malfunction after departing Brisbane - November 10, 2009

To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'

Involved in a reduced vertical separation incident near Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport - February 16, 2012

To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'

Operated final revenue service Canberra - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF483 - July 22, 2013

Withdrawn from service at Melbourne where titles and logos were removed

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as QF6027 - July 29, 2013

Arrived Victorville for storage - July 31, 2013

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - November 01, 2013

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N281AG - November 12, 2013

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Sold to Aero Acquisitions LLC, Danbury, Connecticut - January 22, 2014

Reregistered as N16AQ - January 22, 2014

Registered to Aero Acquisitions LLC, Danbury, Connecticut

Ferried Victorville - Phoenix - San Jose (Juan Santamaria) for freighter conversion - January 23, 2014

Frieghter conversion carried out by COOPESA

Observed at San Jose in the Emirates International Air Cargo livery as 'N16AQ' - October 03, 2014

The intended registration 'A6-EAC' was not taken up

Registered to Aero Acquisitions LLC, Danbury, Connecticut - April 02, 2015

This aircraft was not delivered to Emirates International Air Cargo and remained stored at San Jose, Costa Rica

The registration 'N16AQ' expired - January 31, 2017

Registered to Aero Acquisitions LLC, Danbury, Connecticut

The aircraft remains stored at San Jose, Costa Rica as 'N16AQ' in Emirates livery - January 31, 2017

 

VH-TJY. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Tenacity' in the original livery at an unknown airport, December 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-276.)

VH-TJY. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Tenacity' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2001.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-186.)