VH-TVR. Vickers Viscount 818. c/n 318.


 

Built at the Vickers-Armstrong Weybridge factory

First flown - November 19, 1958

Sold to Cubana de Aviacion - August 04, 1959

Entered onto the Cuban Aircraft Register as CU-T622 - ?

Sold to Trans Australia Airlines - March 15, 1962

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVR - March 15, 1962

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport at the conclusion of the delivery flight - June 24, 1962

Aircraft was named 'John Murray'

Converted by T.A.A. to 'V-816' standard

Operated first revenue service - November 27, 1962

Operated final revenue service - April 04, 1970

Aircraft was withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Essendon) Airport

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 04, 1970

Aircraft had flown 21,213 hours with 17,447 cycles

The aircraft was donated complete to the Moorabbin Air Museum, Moorabbin Airport - June 1970

Due to space limitations it was trucked to Wobbies World, Springvale for display for next 17 years

Returned to Moorabbin Air Museum and reassembled for static display

Current

 


 

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Coolangatta Airport, date unknown.

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, April 1968.
VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.
VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, date unknown.
VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, January 1970.

VH-TVR. Australian Aircraft Restoration Group - in the basic TAA livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1973.

VH-TVR. Australian Aircraft Restoration Group - in the basic TAA livery at Melbourne Airport, July 1973.

VH-TVR. Wobbies Airlines - in the basic TAA livery at Springvale Melbourne, date unknown.