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

 

This aircraft was the first of four Boeing 747-438s ordered new by Qantas Airways - December 16, 1991

It was 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

This 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

This aircraft was 'technically' accepted by Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - March 25, 1992

It 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

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

This aircraft was the 98th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 45th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas

The aircraft was named 'City of Toowoomba'

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

The aircraft had flown 22 hours 57 minutes (flight hours) at the time of delivery

It had flown a total of 9 flight cycles at the time of delivery

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

Operated its first revenue service Vancouver - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) 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 its last service in the old livery Johannesburg - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF64 - August 15, 2010

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

Ferried Hong Kong - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the new corporate livery as QF6028 - 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 its 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 the ferry flight to the United States for storage as QF6021 - April 17, 2012

Arrived Victorville, California on completion of the ferry flight - April 17, 2012

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

It was observed intact and stored at Victorville - April 28, 2013

It was observed intact and stored at Victorville - August 13, 2013

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - June 18, 2014

The aircraft had flown 92,906 hours with 11,187 cycles

Scrapped at Victorville - 2014

 

VH-OJO. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Toowoomba' in the standard livery at Auckland Airport, September 03, 1992.

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VH-OJO. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Toowoomba' in the standard livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 - Gold Sponsor' decal and titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1993.

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-523.)

VH-OJO. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Toowoomba' in the standard livery at London Heathrow Airport, date unknown.

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

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

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

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

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

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-869.)

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

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VH-OJO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Toowoomba' in the 'New Roo' livery at an unknown airport, January 2016.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-525.)

VH-OJO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Toowoomba' in the 'New Roo' livery at an unknown airport, January 2016.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-526.)