VH-NLH. Boeing 747-436. c/n 24050-779.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by British Airways - ?

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - February 13, 1990

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G2 engines

First flown as G-BNLH - March 08, 1990

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BNLH - March 28, 1990

Registered to Sapphire Aircraft Leasing & Trading Limited

Leased to British Airways as the registered operator

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the ferry flight to the United Kingdom - March 28, 1990

Arrived London (Heathrow) on completion of the ferry flight - March 28, 1990

The aircraft was named 'City of Westminster'

It operated its first revenue service London (Heathrow) - San Francisco - March 31, 1990

It operated its last revenue service Los Angeles - London (Heathrow) as BA282 - October 24 - 25, 2000

Ferried London - Cambridge for prelease maintenance - October 31, 2000

Leased to Qantas Airways - ?

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 13, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NLH - November 13, 2000

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Ferried Cambridge - Frankfurt in the basic BA 'Wings' livery and Qantas titles as QF6016 - November 13, 2000

It operated its first Qantas revenue service Frankfurt - Bangkok - Sydney as QF7626 - November 13, 2000

Arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - November 15, 2000

It operated its first local Qantas service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hong Kong as QF127 - November 19, 2000

The tail was repainted in the basic white during maintenance at Melbourne (Avalon) - September 07 - 23, 2002

It operated its final revenue service Sydney - Bangkok - London (Heathrow) as QF1 - March 30, 2003

Ferried London (Heathrow) - Cardiff for handover to British Airways as QF6013 - March 31, 2003

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 01, 2003

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BNLH - April 01, 2003

Ferried Cardiff - London (Heathrow) for repaint into the BA 'Union Flag' livery as BA9151E - May 01, 2003

Returned to service London (Heathrow) - Hong Kong as BA27 - May 14, 2003

It operated its final revenue service Johannesburg - London (Heathrow) as BA054 - September 30, 2009

Ferried London (Heathrow) - Cardiff for maintenance as BA9154 - October 01, 2009

Ferried Cardiff - Victorville, California for long term storage - October 25, 2009

Stored at Victorville as G-BNLH in the basic British Airways livery

It was observed stored at Victorville in good condition - May 19, 2012

It was observed at Victorville without engines, nose cone and winglets but otherwise intact - March 10, 2014

Registered to British Airways PLC, West Drayton - May 26, 2015

Aircraft remains stored at Victorville awaiting scrapping

 

G-BNLH. British Airways - 'City of Westminster' in the 'Denmark' livery at Tokyo Narita Airport, May 31, 1999.

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G-BNLH. British Airways - 'City of Westminster' in the 'Denmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 2000.

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VH-NLH. Qantas - in the British Airways 'Denmark' livery at Cambridge Airport, November 2000.

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VH-NLH. Qantas - in the British Airways 'Denmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 2002.

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VH-NLH. Qantas - in the British Airways 'Denmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2002.

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VH-NLH. Qantas - in the British Airways 'Denmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2002.

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VH-NLH. Qantas - in the basic British Airways 'Denmark' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2002.

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VH-NLH. Qantas - in the basic British Airways 'Denmark' livery at Los Angeles Airport, January 2003.

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VH-NLH. Qantas - in the basic British Airways 'Denmark' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 2003.

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VH-NLH. Qantas - in the basic British Airways 'Denmark' livery at Frankfurt Airport, date unknown.

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