On This Day - December 12, 1963.

With assistance from the Australian Government, Ansett Flying Boat Services purchased the Royal New Zealand Air Force Short S.25 Sunderland Mk V flying boat NZ4108. It was acquired by AFBS to replace their Short S.25 Sandringham Mk 4 Tasman Class flying boat VH-BRE 'Pacific Chieftain' that had been destroyed at Lord Howe Island on July 03, 1963.

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On This Day - December 12, 1963.

The Ansett-ANA Douglas DC-4-1009 VH-INJ, was ferried from Melbourne (Essendon) to Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to be operated by Airlines of N.S.W.

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On This Day - December 12, 1967.

Qantas Airways' 25th Boeing airliner - the Boeing 707-338C VH-EAA 'City of Toowoomba' - arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith), having completed its delivery flight from the United States via London. It was also operating its first revenue service - a freight service - as Flight QF702/002 from London (Heathrow) - Colombo - Sydney.

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On This Day - December 12, 2001.

The Ansett Boeing 767-324ER VH-BZF departed Melbourne (Tullamarine) on its ferry flight to Dublin (Ireland) as Flight AN4405, on return to the lessor, following the collapse of the airline. The aircraft had flown 25,222 hours with 6,592 cycles.

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On This Day - December 12, 2003.

The Qantas Airways Airbus A330-303 VH-QPA 'Kununurra' entered service, operating Flight QF777 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Perth.

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On This Day - December 12, 2006.

The Air New Zealand Link Bombardier DHC-8-311Q C-FIOS arrived at New Zealand (Nelson), having completed its delivery flight from Canada (Toronto / Downsview). It was reregistered as ZK-NEO on December 15 before it entered service.

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On This Day - December 12, 2013.

The Tiger Airways Airbus A320-232 VH-VNR arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) having completed its delivery flight from Germany (Hamburg / Finkenwerder) as Flight TGW8173.

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On This Day - December 12, 2014.

The Jetstar Airways Airbus A320-232SL VH-VFY entered service, operating Flight JQ444 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to the Gold Coast.

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On This Day - December 12, 2022.

The Royal New Zealand Air Force Boeing 737-8FV(ER) P-8A Poseidon NZ4801 arrived at the RNZAF Base Ohakea, having completed its delivery flight from the United States (Seattle / Boeing Field).

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