VH-OJS. Boeing 747-438. c/n 25564-1230.

 

This aircraft ordered new by Qantas Airways - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RM331

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - August 29, 1999

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G2 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OJS - September 16, 1999

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

First flown as VH-OJS - September 20, 1999

The aircraft was un-named when accepted at Everett - September 30, 1999

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - September 30, 1999

This was the 114th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

This was the 49th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6003 - September 30, 1999

Arrived Melbourne (Avalon) on completion of the delivery flight - October 02, 1999

Delivery route: Seattle - Melbourne

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - October 10, 1999

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as QF119 - October 12, 1999

Aircraft named 'Hamilton Island' at Sydney - January 2004

Registered to Yarra Leasing Ltd - November 14, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Operated last revenue service in the old livery Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hong Kong as QF127 - July 28, 2009

Underwent maintenance and repainting into the new 'Evoluntionary' livery at Hong Kong

Ferried Hong Kong - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the new livery - September 12, 2009

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hong Kong as QF127 - September 15, 2009

Rolled out at Sydney in special 'Soccoroos World Cup 2010' livery - October 22, 2009

Operated special promotional flight Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6167 - October 22, 2009

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6170 - October 22, 2009

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Johannesburg as QF63 - October 23, 2009

Operated final service with 'Soccoroos' livery Hong Kong - Sydney as QF128 - July 14 - 15, 2011

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) for maintenance as QF6195 - July 15, 2011

The 'Soccoroos' decals were removed during the maintenance lay-up

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6196 - August 07, 2011

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Bangkok - London (Heathrow) as QF1 - August 07, 2011

Operated final service in the 14F/52J/235Y configuration Hong Kong - Sydney as QF128 - August 07 - 08, 2012

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) as QF6195 - August 09, 2012

Reconfigured to seat 58J/36W/270Y in Airbus A380 style seating

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Brisbane as QF6196 - September 25, 2012

Returned to service Brisbane - Singapore as QF51 - September 26, 2012

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - January 20, 2014

Aircraft sustained major damage when struck by a catering truck as Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - January 01, 2015

Was scheduled to operated the Sydney - Vancouver service as QF75

Repaired and returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Johannesburg as QF63 - January 12, 2015

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Socceroos' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 2009.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Socceroos' decals at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 2009.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Socceroos' decals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 2009.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Socceroos' decals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 2009.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Socceroos' decals at Frankfurt Airport, December 2009.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Socceroos' decals at London Heathrow Airport, April 2010.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Socceroos' decals at London Heathrow Airport, April 2010.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Socceroos' decals at Brisbane Airport, May 2011.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery with additional 'Qantas Socceroos' decals at an unknown airport, date unknown.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 27, 2013.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 12, 2014.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 12, 2014.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 11, 2017.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 11, 2017.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 11, 2017.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 13, 2017.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 13, 2017.

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VH-OJS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hamilton Island' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, August 13, 2017.

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