VH-OJG. Boeing 747-438. c/n 24779-801.

 

First of two new additional Boeing 747-438s ordered by Qantas Airways - October 18, 1988

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RT557

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - June 18, 1990

This aircraft was the 801st Boeing 747 constructed at the Everett plant

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G2 engines

First flown as N6009F - July 11, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OJG - August 15, 1990

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Las Vegas as QF7447D - August 15, 1990

Accepted by T. Ford for Qantas Airways at Las Vegas - August 15, 1990

This was the 84th Boeing airliner delivered to Qantas Airways

It was the 37th Boeing 747 to be delivered to Qantas Airways

Ferried Las Vegas - Vancouver as QF7447D - August 15, 1990

Operated first revenue service Vancouver - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF7447 - August 17, 1990

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - August 18, 1990

Flight crew: Captains A. Bones, B. Henwood

Delivery route: Seattle - Las Vegas - Vancouver - Sydney

Aircraft named 'City of Hobart' at Hobart - September 20, 1990

Registered to RIL Aviation OJG Pty Ltd / Allco Finance Group, Sydney - November 14, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Advertised for sale by DVB Aviation Asset Management having flown 94,735 hours with 11,910 cycles - July 07, 2011

Achieved the milestone of 100,000 flying hours - May 19, 2012

Was operating service QF24 Bangkok - Sydney (Kingsford Smith)

Operated final revenue service Johannesburg - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF64 - July 17 - 18, 2012

Observed withdrawn from use at Sydney Airport without titles and logo - July 24, 2012

Departed Sydney (13:25 local) on the ferry flight to the United States for storage at Marana - August 21, 2012

Aircraft had flown 100,612 hours and 12,489 cycles on arrival at Marana

On average it was airborne for 12.5 hours per day and travelled over 85 million kilometres

This distance equates to 110 return trips to the moon

Estimated to have carried over 3.8 million passengers during its 22 years of service with Qantas Airways

Registererd to RIL Aviation OJG Pty Ltd, Sydney - August 27, 2012

Stored at Marana in the basic Qantas livery as VH-OJG awaiting scrapping

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - October 03, 2012

Observed at Marana minus engines and rudder awaiting further mismantling - December 02, 2012

Airframe scrapped at Marana - 2013

 

VH-OJG. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Hobart' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-196.)

VH-OJG. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Hobart' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Airport, April 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-332.)

VH-OJG. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Hobart' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, February 1994.

(M. Rathke Copyright Image 4631-197.)

VH-OJG. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Hobart' in the standard livery with additional '75 Years' logo at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 1995.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-399.)