VH-OJP. Boeing 747-438. c/n 25545-916.

 

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

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number 'RT566'

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - April 10, 1992

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

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

First flown (Flight B1) as VH-OJP - April 29, 1992

Second test flight (B2) flown - May 04, 1992

Third test flight (B3) flown - May 06, 1992

Customer walk through of the airframe - May 08, 1992

Qantas test flight (C1) flown - May 11, 1992

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness issued - May 19, 1992

Aircraft was technically accepted by Qantas Airways at Everett - May 19, 1992

The aircraft was then 'stored' at Everett (Paine Field) - to read more on the storage please click 'HERE'

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OJP - May 22, 1992

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Qantas acceptance flight flown (Capt. D. Massy-Greene) - June 24, 1992

The aircraft was named 'City of Albury' at Everett - June 26, 1992

Accepted by S. Collins on behalf of Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 09:05 (local) - June 26, 1992

This aircraft was the 99th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 46th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas

CAA Certificate of Registration (CofR) and Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - June 26, 1992

The aircraft had flown 8 hours 59 minutes (flight hours) at the time of acceptance

It had flown a total of 5 flight cycles at the time of acceptance

Departed Everett (Paine Field) at 15.00 (local) for Vancouver as QF7416P - June 26, 1992

Ferried Vancouver - San Francisco as QF7416D - June 26, 1992

Operated its first revenue service San Francisco - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF531 - June 27, 1992

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - June 28, 1992

Delivery route: Seattle - Vancouver - San Francisco - Sydney

Flight crew: Captain D. Massy-Greene; F/O M. Warfield; SFA Z. Jandric

Registered to Birrell Leasing Ltd - May 02, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

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

Advertised for sale on Speednews.com with 91,877 hours - January 16, 2012

Registered to AMP Life Ltd - May 29, 2012

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to TJI Leasing Pty Ltd - May 30, 2012

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Operated penultimate revenue service Sydney (KingsfordSmith) - Los Angeles - New York as QF107 - June 10, 2012

Operated its final revenue service New York (Kennedy) - Los Angeles as QF108 - June 10, 2012

Ferried Los Angeles - Victorville as QF 6021 for storage - June 11, 2012

The aircraft was available for immediate sale

Test flown Victorville - Monterey - Victorville as QF6022 - June 13, 2012

Placed in storage awaiting sale at Victorville - 2012

It had flown 91,387 hours with 10,934 cycles

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 08, 2014

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N952JM - September 22, 2014

Registered to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah

The aircraft remains stored intact at Victorville as 'N952JM' - 2015

It was observed stored at Victorville with many parts missing - October 18, 2018

The aircraft remains stored at Victorville and still registered as 'N952JM' - December 2018

 

VH-OJP. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Albury ' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-527.)

VH-OJP. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Albury ' in the standard livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 - Gold Sponsor' decal and titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 19, 1993.

(N. Louis Collection Copyright Image 4631-581.)

VH-OJP. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Albury ' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 1994.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-528.)

VH-OJP. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Albury ' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 1994.

(N. Louis Collection Copyright Image 4631-580.)

VH-OJP. Qantas The Spirit Of Australia - 'City of Albury ' in the revised livery at an unknown airport, January 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-853.)

VH-OJP. Qantas Spirit of Australia - Albury ' in the standard livery at London Heathrow Airport, September 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-158.)

VH-OJP. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Albury ' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-976.)