On This Day - August 06, 1961.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 707-138B VH-EBH 'City of Darwin' arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Seattle). It was also operating its first passenger service, as it entered service operating San Francisco to Sydney (Kingsford Smith). It established a record for the Honolulu - Sydney sector of this flight of 9 hours 40 minutes. It was the airline's 8th Boeing airliner.

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On This Day - August 06, 1970.

The Ansett-ANA Vickers Viscount 832 VH-RMH operated its final revenue service. It was then withdrawn from use and prepared at Melbourne (Essendon) for delivery to Far Eastern Air Transport (FEAT).

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On This Day - August 06, 1982.

The Juliet Flying Boats Inc Short S.25 Sunderland Mk 5 G-BJHS 'Sir Arthur Gouge' landed on the River Thames, London and was moored near the Tower Bridge. This was the ex Ansett Flying Boat Services VH-BRF 'Islander'.

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On This Day - August 06, 1992.

The Australian Airlines Boeing 727-276A VH-TBG 'Charles Sturt' operated its final passenger service. It was then withdrawn from use and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) awaiting sale, having flown 57,657 hours with 43,805 cycles.

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On This Day - August 06, 2000.

The Ansett New Zealand British Aerospace 146-300 ZK-NZM was rolled-out in the Qantas New Zealand livery. It was the first aircraft to be repainted into this livery.

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On This Day - August 06, 2014.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 737-838 VH-XZM 'Coonawarra' arrived at Brisbane, having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Seattle / Boeing Field) as Flight QF6024. It was the airline's 200th Boeing airliner and its 75th Boeing 737.

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On This Day - August 06, 2017.

The QantasLink Bombardier DHC-8-315Q VH-SBT was ferried from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Townsville via Brisbane as Flight QLK101, for repainting by Flying Colours into the airline's 'Silver Roo' livery.

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On This Day - August 06, 2018.

The Tigerair Airbus A320-232 VH-VNB was ferried from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Manila (Philippines) as Flight TT9002 for maintenance and repainting.

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