N93117. Boeing 747-131. c/n 20322-113.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Trans World Airlines (T.W.A.) - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - April 1971

Powered by Pratt & Whitney JT9D-7 engines

First flown as N93117 - May 16, 1971

Accepted by Trans World Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 24, 1971

The aircraft was allocated the TWA fleet number '17117'

Returned to GATX Leasing Corporation (USA) - April 21, 1987

Leased to Tower Air (USA) as the registered operator - April 21, 1987

Returned to GATX Leasing Corporation at the end of the lease - October 1987

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator - December 12, 1987

This aircraft was operated in the basic T.W.A. livery with 'On Lease To Qantas' decals

It was flown by Tower Air technical crews with Qantas supplying the cabin crews

It operated its first Qantas revenue service Los Angeles - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne as QF18 - December 12, 1987

It was utilised on Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Fiji - Los Angeles services only

It operated its last revenue service Melbourne - Nadi - Honolulu - Los Angeles as QF17 - February 20, 1988

Returned to Tower Air at the end of the lease - February 20, 1988

Returned to GATX Leasing Corporation (USA) - February 1988

Leased to El Al Israeli Airlines as the registered operator - March 01, 1988

Returned to GATX Leasing at the end of the lease - May 03, 1988

Leased to Evergreen International Airlines (USA) as the registered operator - May 04, 1988

Sub-leased to Tower Air - June 06, 1988

Returned to Evergreen International at the end of the sub-lease - December 05, 1988

Returned to GATX Leasing Corporation at the end of the lease - December 08, 1988

Sold to Citicorp North America Corporation (USA) - December 08, 1988

Leased to Trans World Airlines (TWA) as the registered operator - December 08, 1988

Sold to United Aviation Services Incorporated (USA) - December 28, 1989

Withdrawn from service by T.W.A. at Kansas City, Missouri - October 25, 1992

The aircraft had flown 77,413 hours with 14,144 cycles to date

Returned to United Aviation Services at the end of the lease

Ferried to Norton Air Force Base, California for storage - November 30, 1992

Sold to First Security Bank of Utah - February 1993

Leased to Family Airlines (USA) as the registered operator - March 24, 1993

Repossessed by First Security Bank of Utah when Family Airlines ceased operations - August 09, 1993

Observed stored in the basic Family Airlines livery at Mojave, California - February 06, 1996

Registered to N93117 AAR Engine Group Inc, Wood Dale, Illinois - October 1997

Scrapped on site at Mojave, California - October 26, 1998

 

N93117. TowerAir - in the basic TWA livery at an unknown airport, June 1987.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-967.)

N93117. TowerAir - in the basic TWA livery with additional 'Leased To Qantas' titles at Los Angeles Airport, December 1987.

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N93117. TowerAir - in the basic TWA livery with additional 'Leased To Qantas' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1988.

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N93117. TowerAir - in the basic TWA livery with additional 'Leased To Qantas' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1988.

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N93117. El Al - in the basic TWA livery at an unknown airport, April 1988.

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N93117. TowerAir - in the basic TWA livery at an unknown airport, September 1988.

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N93117. Family Airlines - in the standard livery at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, December 1993.

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N93117. Family Airlines - in the standard livery at Santa Barbara Municipal Airport, March 1994.

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N93117. Family Airlines - in the basic livery at Mojave Airport, August 1997.

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N93117. Family Airlines - in the basic livery at Mojave Airport, July 1998.

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