VH-TJZ. Boeing 737-476. c/n 28152-2829.

 

Last 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 PW550

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJZ - October 24, 1996

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 02, 1996

Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines

First flown as VH-TJZ at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 1996

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 08, 1996

This was the 109th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 3rd Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6904 - November 10, 1996

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - November 12, 1996

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

Aircraft was named 'Integrity'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF628 - November 19, 1996

Departed Cairns with incorrect loadsheet data - July 16, 2000

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

Aircraft was renamed 'Port Pirie' - December 14, 2003

Registered to Gadwell Leasing Ltd - June 23, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF627 - January 09, 2009

Withdrawn from use and transferred to Qantas Jetconnect, New Zealand

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - February 27, 2009

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-JTS - February 27, 2009

Registered to Jetconnect (N.Z.) Ltd

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6182 - February 28, 2009

Operated first Jetconnect revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Wellington as QF117 - March 01, 2009

Observed at Christchurh in the new Qantas livery - May 31, 2010

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Auckland as QF115 - January 29, 2011

Ferried Auckland - Christchurd for maintenance by Air NZ Engineering as QF6173 - January 30, 2011

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - January 31, 2011

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJZ - January 31, 2011

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Ferried Christchurch - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6024 - May 06, 2011

Returned to Qantas service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF604 - May 11, 2011

Operated final revenue service Adelaide - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF678 - October 16, 2013

Departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on the ferry flight to the United States as QF6027 - October 21, 2013

Arrived Victorville in the basic Qantas livery for storage - October 23, 2013

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

This aircraft was sold to Comair, South Africa - 2014

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 25, 2014

Entered onto the South African Aircraft Register as ZS-OAR - September 30, 2014

Registered to Comair, South Africa

Departed Victorville on the ferry flight to South Africa - October 07, 2014

Arrived Johannesburg on completion of the ferry flight - October 09, 2014

Ferry route: Victorville - ? - Sal Island - Libreville - Johannesburg

Current with British Airways Comair

 

VH-TJZ. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Integrity' in the original livery at Cairns Airport, June 1998.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-095.)

VH-TJZ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Pirie' in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2006.

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VH-TJZ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Pirie' in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2006.

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ZK-JTS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2009.

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ZK-JTS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, May 03, 2010.

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VH-TJZ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Pirie' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 28, 2013.

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VH-TJZ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Pirie' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 06, 2013.

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