VH-OJL. Boeing 747-438. c/n 25151-865.

 

Second of two new Boeing 747-438s ordered by Qantas Airways - September 01, 1989

Allocated the Boeing Customer Number RT562

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - June 17, 1991

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G2 engines

First flown as VH-OJL - July 05, 1991

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OJL - July 23, 1991

Registered to Hollymount Leasing Ltd, U. S. Cayman Islands

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Accepted by S. Collins for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Paine Field) at 09:30 local - July 23, 1991

This was the 91st Boeing airliner delivered to Qantas Airways

It was the 42nd Boeing 747 to be delivered to Qantas Airways

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Las Vegas (Captain D. Massy-Green) as QF7412D - July 23, 1991

Aircraft was named 'City of Ballarat'

Ferried Las Vegas - Vancouver (Captain D. Massy-Green) as QF7412P - July 23, 1991

Operated first revenue service Vancouver - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF531 - July 24, 1991

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - July 26, 1991

Delivery route: Seattle - Las Vegas - Vancouver - Sydney

Wet leased by Ansett Australia to cover the temporary loss of 747 VH-INH - October 27 - 28, 1994

Operated Ansett Australia service Sydney - Kansai - Brisbane - Sydney with small 'Ansett' titles

Operated Turkish Airlines service London - Istanbul - London as TK3502 / 3503 - June 19, 1998

Registered to Montana Leasing Ltd - May 03, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to TJL Leasing Pty Ltd - January 05, 2010

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Operated 'last' revenue service Los Angeles - Brisbane as QF16 - February 01 - 02, 2010

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Avalon) for storage as QF6018 - February 02, 2010

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6196 - July 03, 2010

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Bangkok - London (Heathrow) as QF1 - July 03, 2010

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - January 05, 2014

Aircraft had flown 103,663 hours with 12,600 cycles - May 26, 2014

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF107 - May 26, 2014

Ferried Los Angeles - Victorville for storage as QF6024 - May 27, 2014

Withdrawn from use and placed in long-term storage at Victorville

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 08, 2014

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N953JM - September 30, 2014

Registered to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City

Stored at Victorville as N953JM - 2015

 

VH-OJL. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Ballarat' in the standard livery at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport, July 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-453.)

VH-OJL. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Ballarat' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 1992.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-021.)

VH-OJL. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Ballarat' in the standard livery with additional 'Ansett' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 1994.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-164.)

VH-OJL. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Ballarat' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, April 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-331.)

VH-OJL. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Ballarat' in the standard livery with additional '75 Years' logo at Los Angeles Airport, June 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-971.)

VH-OJL. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Ballarat' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, July 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-391.)