VH-OJI. Boeing 747-438. c/n 24887-826.

 

First of two new Boeing 747-438s ordered by Qantas Airways - April 13, 1989

Allocated the Boeing Customer Number RT559

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - November 05, 1990

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G2 engines

First flown as N6009F - November 27, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OJI - December 21, 1990

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by S. Collins for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - December 21, 1990

This was the 88th Boeing airliner delivered to Qantas Airways

It was the 39th Boeing 747 to be delivered to Qantas Airways

Aircraft was named 'City of Longreach'

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Los Angeles as QF7449D - December 21, 1990

Operated first revenue service Los Angeles - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF531 - December 22, 1990

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - December 24, 1990

Delivery route: Seattle - Los Angeles - Sydney

Registered to Australian Aircraft Rentals Ltd, Sydney - January 18, 2008

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to TJT Leasing Pty Ltd, Sydney - June 23, 2008

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Operated last service in the original livery Brisbane - Hong Kong as QF87 - May 04, 2011

Underwent maintenance and repaint into the new Qantas livery

Ferried Hong Kong - Brisbane in the new livery as QF6022 - May 31, 2011

Returned to service Brisbane - Singapore as QF51 - June 02, 2011

Right winglet was damaged at Johannesburg after clipping a blast fence and was removed - December 19, 2012

The wiglets are not part of the 'minimum equipment' list but their removal increases fuel burn by 1 - 2%

Operated Johannesburg - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) minus the winglet as QF64 - December 19 - 20, 2012

Missing winglet was replaced at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - December 20 - 21, 2012

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore - Frankfurt as QF5 - December 21, 2012

Operated final revenue service Narita - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF22 - June 21 - 22, 2015

Withdrawn from use at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) and the Qantas titles and logo removed - June 23, 2015

Departed Sydney on the ferry flight to the United States for storage as QF6021 - June 27, 2015

Arrived Mojave on completion of the ferry flight - June 28, 2015

Ferry route: Sydney - Honolulu - Mojave

To be parted out at Mojave

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?

 

VH-OJI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Longreach' in the standard livery at Frankfurt Airport, June 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-330.)

VH-OJI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Longreach' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, April 1992.

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VH-OJI. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Longreach' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 1994.

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VH-OJI. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Longreach' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 2012.

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VH-OJI. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Longreach' in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2014.

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VH-OJI. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Longreach' in the revised livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2014.

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VH-OJI. Qantas - in the basic livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 27, 2015.

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VH-OJI. Qantas - in the basic livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 27, 2015.

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VH-OJI. Qantas - in the basic livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 27, 2015.

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VH-OJI. Qantas - in the basic livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 27, 2015.

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