VH-OED. Boeing 747-4H6. c/n 25126-858.

 

Ordered new by Malaysian Airlines

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - May 07, 1991

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80C2B1F engines

First flown as 9M-MHO - May 29, 1991

Entered onto the Malaysian Aircraft Register as 9M-MHO - June 1991

Registered to Malaysian Airlines System

Delivered to Malaysian Airlines - June 10, 1991

Aircraft was named 'Alor Star'

Sold to Qantas Airways - September 22, 1998

Cancelled from the Malaysian Aircraft Register - September 22, 1998

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OED - September 22, 1998

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Departed Singapore on fthe erry flight to Australia in standard Qantas livery as QF610 (Cargo) - September 30, 1998

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on complion of the ferry flight - October 01, 1998

Aircraft was initially un-named but was later named 'Kangaroo Island'

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - May 14, 2005

Operated Qantas 'Captain's Choice Tour' as QF6034 - June 14 - 26, 2009

Route: Sydney - Buenos Aires - Iguassa Falls - Rio de Janiero - Manuas -

Havana - Panama City - Lima - Easter Island - Sydney

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Los Angeles - New York - Los Angeles as QF107/108 - September 13-14, 2009

Ferried Los Angeles - Victorville as QF6019 for storage - September 14, 2009

The final flight lasted only 14 minutes

Advertised for sale on 'Planemart.com' having flown 80,249 hours with 9,670 cycles - November 27, 2009

Observed at Victorville in the basic Qantas livery without titles and logos - January 04, 2010

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - March 30, 2011

An intended conversion to freighter configuration for World Airways was not taken up

Observed at Victorville without engines and nose radome but otherwise intact - April 26, 2011

Currently stored at Victorville awaiting final scrapping

Observed in a derelict condition awaiting final scrapping at Victorville - October 19, 2011

Scrapped at Victorville

 

9M-MHO. Malaysia - 'Alor Star' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1994.

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VH-OED. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Kangaroo Island' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, December 1998.

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VH-OED. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Kangaroo Island' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 1999.

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VH-OED. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Kangaroo Island' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 2005.

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VH-OED. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'Kangaroo Island' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 2005.

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