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

 

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 (Everett) - May 24, 1971

Aircraft allocated 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 on termination of the lease - October 1987

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd - December 12, 1987

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

Aircraft was manned by Tower Air technical crews and Qantas cabin crews

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

Utilised on Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Fiji - Los Angeles services only

Operated last revenue service Melbourne - Nadi - Honolulu - Los Angeles as QF17 - February 20, 1988

Returned to Tower Air on termination of the lease - February 20, 1988

Returned to GATX Leasing Corporation (USA) - February 1988

Leased to El Al Israeli Airlines - March 01, 1988

Returned to GATX Leasing on termination of lease - May 03, 1988

Leased to Evergreen International Airlines (USA) - May 04, 1988

Sub-leased to Tower Air - June 06, 1988

Returned to Evergreen International on termination of the sub-lease - December 05, 1988

Returned to GATX Leasing Corporation on terminatiopn 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Withdrawn from service by T.W.A. at Kansas City, Missouri - October 25, 1992

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

Returned to United Aviation Services on termination 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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