VH-TVM. Vickers Viscount 756. c/n 373.


 

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Hurn factory

First flown - June 14, 1958

Arrived Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - July 04, 1958

Ferry crew: Captains L. Fletcher, T. Harrison; Navigator F. Woolcock; Radio Operator B. Roberts

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVM - July 05, 1958

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Aircraft was named 'John Fawkner'

Operated first revenue service - July 19, 1958

Set a speed record between Mt Isa - Brisbane of 149 minutes (Captain H. Tamblyn) - November 29, 1958

Operated final revenue service - December 30, 1968

Withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 13, 1970

Sold to Sims Metals, Melbourne for scrapping - May 27, 1970

Scrapped on site at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

Aircraft had flown 22,552 hours with 14,771 cycles

 


 

 

VH-TVM. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - in original 'dayglow' livery at Melbourne Airport, October 1959.

VH-TVM. TAA Trans-Australia Airlines - in original 'dayglow' livery at West Beach, date unknown.

 

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at RAAF Richmond, February 1967.

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at RAAF Richmond, February 1967.

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, July 1968.

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1969.

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1970.

VH-TVM. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1970.