VH-OJQ. Boeing 747-438. c/n 25546-924.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RT567

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) as N6046P - May 27, 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 test flight (B1) flown as N6046P - June 15, 1992

Second test flight (B2) flown - July 08, 1992

Customer walk through of the airframe - July 14, 1992

Qantas test flight (C1) flown - July 15, 1992

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - July 18, 1992

Aircraft was technically accepted by Qantas Airways at Everett - July 20, 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-OJQ - August 05, 1992

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Qantas acceptance flight flown (Captain D. Massy-Greene) - September 1992

Aircraft named 'City of Mandurah' at Everett (Paine Field) - September 17, 1992

Accepted by S. Collins on behalf of Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 09:45 (local) - September 18, 1992

CAA Certificate of Registration (CofR) and Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - September 18, 1992

This was the 100th Boeing jetliner to be delivered to Qantas Airways

It was the 47th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways

To view the official Qantas Aircraft Receipt document on this aircraft please click 'HERE'

Aircraft had flown 65 hours 41 minutes (flight hours) at the time of acceptance

Aircraft had flown a total of 23 flight cycles at the time of acceptance

Departed Everett (Paine Field) at 14:25 (local) for Vancouver as QF7417P - September 18, 1992

Ferried Vancouver - Los Angeles as QF7417D - September 18, 1992

Operated first revenute service Los Angeles - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF531 - September 19, 1992

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - September 20, 1992

Delivery route: Everett - Vancouver - Los Angeles - Sydney

Flight crew: Captain K. Davenport; F/O P. Davenport; SFA S. Turk

Aircraft was renamed 'Mandurah' - August 2003

Registered to Wilmington Trust Co. - May 11, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to TJT Leasing Pty Ltd, Sydney - June 23, 2008

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF11 - October 31, 2012

Ferried Los Angeles - Victorville for storage as QF6021 - November 01, 2012

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 N951JM - September 23, 2014

Registered to Bank of Utah, Salt Lake City

Remains stored intact at Victorville


 

VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the all-metal livery with additional '100th Boeing Airplane For Qantas' banner at Everett Paine Field, May 27, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the all-metal livery with additional '100th Boeing Airplane For Qantas' banner at Everett Paine Field, May 27, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the all-metal livery with additional '100th Boeing Airplane For Qantas' banner at Everett Paine Field, May 27, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at the Everett Paine Field Paint Shop, June 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at the Everett Paine Field Paint Shop, June 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at the Everett Paine Field Paint Shop, June 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, August 31, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' the official delivery ceremony at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' the official delivery ceremony at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

From L to R: Capt Ken Davenport (Qantas Director of Flight Operations), Marty Bentrott (Boeing Contracts Director), John Ward (Qantas Chief Executive), Jim Johnson (VP & GM Boeing Everett Division), Edna Ward (wife of John Ward), ?? (Boeing VP Sales).

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' the official delivery ceremony at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

From L to R: John Ward (Qantas Chief Executive), Jim Johnson (VP & GM Boeing Everett Division).

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' the official delivery ceremony at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

From L to R: Jerry Sepanski (Boeing Sales Manager), Jim Johnson (VP & GM Boeing Everett Division), Edna Ward (wife of John Ward).

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' the official delivery ceremony at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

From L to R: Jim Johnson (VP & GM Boeing Everett Division), Edna Ward (wife of John Ward).

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' the official delivery ceremony at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

From L to R: Bob Brog (Boeing Sales Director), John Ward (Qantas Chief Executive), ? (Boeing Everett Employee), ? (Boeing Everett Employee), Jim Johnson (VP & GM Boeing Everett Division), Connie Brog (wife of Bob Brog).

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' the official delivery ceremony at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

From L to R: Connie Brog, John Ward (Qantas Chief Executive), Jim Johnson (VP & GM Boeing Everett Division).

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, August 31, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

From L to R: Alan Craig (F/A), Phil Davenport (F/O), Soraya Turk (SFA), Ken Davenport (Chief Pilot, Director of Flight Operations).

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 18, 1992.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, April 1993.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Mandurah' in the standard livery at Paris Orly Airport, September 1997.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, February 2006.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 29, 2012. The aircraft is being prepared for its final revenue service.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Victorville, November 01, 2012.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Victorville, November 01, 2012.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Victorville, November 01, 2012.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Victorville, November 01, 2012.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Victorville, November 01, 2012.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Victorville, November 01, 2012.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Victorville, November 01, 2012.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mandurah' in the standard livery at Victorville, November 01, 2012.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas - in the basic livery at Victorville, April 27, 2013.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas - in the basic livery at Victorville, December 12, 2013. VH-OJO is in the background.

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VH-OJQ. Qantas - in the basic livery at Victorville, December 12, 2013.

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