VH-TVI. Vickers Viscount 756. c/n 147.


 

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - May 26, 1956

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVI - June 08, 1956

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - June 09, 1956

Ferry crew: Captains J. Hepburn, A. Austen; Navigator L. Thrift; Radio Operator B. Roberts;

Engineer A. Warren

Aircraft was named 'Matthew Flinders'

Operated first revenue service - June 30, 1956

Set a speed record between Melbourne (Essendon) - Brisbane of 134 minutes (Capt P. Stone) - November 29, 1956

Set a speed record between Melbourne (Essendon) - Canberra of 49 minutes (Capt R. Keig) - October 11, 1957

Operated final revenue service - December 30, 1968

Sold to Australian Aircraft Sales, Sydney - April 1969

Placed in open storage at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport in the basic T.A.A. livery with A.A.S. titles

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 13, 1970

Sold to Sims Metals, Sydney for scrapping - June 1970

Aircraft had flown 31,620 hours with 22,402 cycles

 


 

VH-TVI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the original livery at an unknown airport, date unknown.

VH-TVI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the original livery at Hobart Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVI. TAA Trans Australia Airlines - in the original 'dayglowl' livery at Brisbane, December 1956.

VH-TVI. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the revised 'dayglow' ivery at Brisbane, date unknown.

VH-TVI. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1966.

VH-TVI. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in basic TAA livery at Sydney Airport, October 1969.

VH-TVI. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in basic TAA livery at Sydney Airport, October 1969.

VH-TVI. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in basic TAA livery at Sydney Airport, October 1969.

VH-TVI. AAS Australian Aircraft Sales - in basic TAA livery at Sydney Airport, April 1970.