VH-OJG. Boeing 747-438. c/n 24779-801.
First of two new additional Boeing 747-438s ordered by Qantas Airways - October 18, 1988
It was 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 new to Qantas Airways
It was the 37th Boeing 747 to be delivered to Qantas
Ferried Las Vegas - Vancouver as QF7447D - August 15, 1990
Operated its 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
The aircraft was 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
It was operating the service Bangkok - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) service as QF24
Operated its final revenue service Johannesburg - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF64 - July 17 - 18, 2012
It was observed withdrawn from use at Sydney Airport without titles and logo - July 24, 2012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
The airframe was 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.)