VH-OJO. Boeing 747-438. c/n 25544-894.

 

First of four Boeing 747-438s ordered new by Qantas Airways - December 16, 1991

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RT565

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Everett) as N6055X - November 26, 1991

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G2 engines of 58,000 pounds thrust

Aircraft had a MTOW of 870,000 lbs and a MLW of 652,000 kg

First flown (Flight B1) as N6005C - February 21, 1992

Second test flight (B2) - March 13, 1992

Third test flight (B3) - March 17, 1992

Customer walk through of the airframe - March 18, 1992

Qantas test flight (C1) - March 18, 1992

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthines issued - March 24, 1992

Aircraft was technically accepted by Qantas Airways at Everett - March 25, 1992

Aircraft was then 'stored' at Everett - to read more on the storage please click 'HERE'

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OJO - May 04, 1992

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Qantas acceptance flight (Capt. D. Massy-Greene) - May 19, 1992

Aircraft was named 'City of Toowoomba' at Seattle - May 21, 1992

Accepted by S. Collins on behalf of Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 09:00 local - May 21, 1992

CAA Certificate of Registration (CofR) and Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - May 21, 1992

Aircraft had flown 22 hours 57 minutes (flight hours) at time of delivery

Aircraft had flown a total of 9 flight cycles at time of delivery

Departed Everrett (Paine Field) at 14:31 (local) for Vancouver as QF7415P - May 21, 1992

Operated first revenue service Vancouver - Sydney as QF531 - May 22, 1992

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - May 24, 1992

Delivery route: Seattle - Vancouver - Sydney

Flight crew: Captain D. Massy-Greene, F/O M. Warfield; SFA A. Goodsall

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - August 14, 1992

Registered to Toowoomba Ltd - June 30, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to TJT Leasing Pty Ltd, Sydney - August 21, 2008

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - June 23, 2010

Operated last service in old livery Johannesburg - Sydney as QF64 - August 15, 2010

Ferried Sydney - Hong Kong as QF6027 for maintenance and repaint by HAECO - August 16, 2010

Ferried Hong Kong - Sydney as QF6028 in the new corporate livery - September 08, 2010

Returned to service Sydney - Bangkok - London (Heathrow) as QF1 - September 08, 2010

Rolled out at Sydney with 'Go Qantas Wallabies' titles and logo to promote the Rugby World Cup - July 05, 2011

Returned to service Sydney - Singapore - Frankfurt as QF5 - July 06, 2011

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Johannesburg - Sydney as QF63/QF64 - March 29 - 30, 2012

Withdrawn from use at Sydney and titles and tail logo were removed

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on ferry flight to the United States as QF6021 for storage - April 17, 2012

Arrived Victorville, California at the conclusion of the ferry flight - April 17, 2012

Advertised for sale in Speednews.com with 92,906 hours - April 18, 2012

Observed intact and stored at Victorville - April 28, 2013

Observed intact and stored at Victorville - August 13, 2013

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - June 18, 2014

Aircraft had flown 92,906 hours with 11,187 cycles

Scrapped at Victorville - 2014

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - ?

 

VH-OJO. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Toowoomba' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2001.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 4630-022.)

VH-OJO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'City of Toowoomba' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2008.

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VH-OJO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Toowoomba' in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2011.

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VH-OJO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Toowoomba' in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2011.

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VH-OJO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Toowoomba' in the revised livery with additional 'Go Qantas Wallabies' decals at an unknown airport, July 2011.

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VH-OJO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Toowoomba' in the revised livery with additional 'Go Qantas Wallabies' decals at Perth Airport, August 10, 2011.

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VH-OJO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Toowoomba' in the revised livery with additional 'Go Qantas Wallabies' decals at London Heathrow Airport, September 2011.

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VH-OJO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Toowoomba' in the revised livery with additional 'Go Qantas Wallabies' decals at London Heathrow Airport, October 2011.

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