VH-OJR. Boeing 747-438. c/n 25547-936.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RT568

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) as N6018N - August 17, 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

Rolled out of the Paint Shop at Everett - August 21, 1992

Fuel checks and engine runs completed - August 31, 1992

First test flight (B1) flown as N6018N - September 03, 1992

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OJR - September 08, 1992

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Second test flight (B2) flown - September 15, 1992

Customer walk through of the airframe - September 25, 1992

Qantas test flight (C1) flown - September 28, 1992

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - September 30, 1992

Aircraft was technically accepted by Qantas Airways at Everett - October 01, 1992

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

Qantas acceptance flight flown (Capt. D. Massy-Greene) - October 1992

Aircraft named 'City of Bathurst' at Everett (Paine Field) - October 15, 1992

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Las Vegas as QF7418P - October 15, 1992

Accepted by S. Collins of behalf of Qantas Airways at Las Vegas at 15:30 (local) - October 15, 1992

CAA Certificate of Registration (CofR) and Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - October 15, 1992

Aircraft had flown 12 hours 42 minutes (flight hours) at the time of acceptance

Aircraft had flown a total of 8 flight cycles at the time of acceptance

Departed Las Vegas at 18:02 (local) for Vancouver as QF7418D - October 15, 1992

Operated first revenue service Vancouver - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF531 - October 17, 1992

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - October 18, 1992

Delivery route: Seattle - Las Vegas - Vancouver - Sydney

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

Operated the inaugural Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Johannesburg direct service as QF63 - August 13, 1996

Operated the inaugural Melbourne - Hong Kong - London (Heathrow) service as QF29 - November 02, 2004

Registered to RIL Aviation OJR Pty Ltd / Allco Finance Group, Sydney - November 14, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Operated Air Pacific service Sydney - Nadi - Sydney as FJ910/911 - September 17, 2009

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) for storage as QF6195 - April 20, 2010

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6196 - May 20, 2010

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - San Francisco as QF73 - May 21, 2010

Advertised for sale by Cabot Aviation (UK) - May 13, 2010

Aircraft had flown 78,442 hours with 9,316 cycles to date

Operated final revenue service Johannesburg - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF64 - September 22 - 23, 2010

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) as QF6021 - October 06, 2010

Observed at Melbourne (Avalon) in the basic Qantas livery - October 16, 2010

Departed Melbourne (Avalon) on the ferry flight to Marana for storage as QF6023 - November 05, 2010

Registered to RIL Aviation OJR Pty Ltd c/- Allco Finance Group, Sydney - November 09, 2010

Observed stored at Marana in the basic Qantas livery in good condition - July 21, 2011

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 20, 2011

Sold by Cabot Aviation (UK) via HKAC Asset Management Services to A. J. Walter Aviation - September 2011

Aircraft was sold for parts

Scrapping commenced at Marana - October 2011

Observed at Marana in derelict condition minus engines, nose cone and many airframe parts - February 29, 2012

Final scrapping completed - 2012


 

VH-OJR. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Bathurst' in the standard livery on the Flight Line at Everett Paine Field, August 31, 1992.

(S. Collins Collection Copyright Image 4631-273.)

VH-OJR. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'City of Bathurst' in the standard livery at Los Angeles Airport, February 1999.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-154.)