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

 

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

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

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

Aircraft named 'City of Albury' at Seattle - June 26, 1992

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

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

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

Aircraft 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 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

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 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

Aircraft available for immediate sale

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

Placed in storage awaiting sale at Victorville - 2012

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

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

Aircraft stored intact at Victorville as 'N952JM' - 2015

 

VH-OJP. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Albury ' in the standard 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 Hearhrow Airport, September 2010.

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

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

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