On This Day - December 17, 1961.

The Ansett-ANA Douglas DC-3 VH-ANQ commenced operations with Victorian Air Coach Services.

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On This Day - December 17, 1961.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 707-138B VH-EBC 'City of Canberra' was rolled out at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the airline's new 'V-Jet' livery.

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On This Day - December 17, 2006.

The Air New Zealand Link Bombardier DHC-8-311Q ZK-NEO entered service, operating Flight NZ8156 from Nelson to Wellington.

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On This Day - December 17, 2013.

The Virgin Australia Boeing 737-8FE VH-VUC 'Peregian Beach' returned to service, operating Flight VA811 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Sydney (Kingsford Smith) after being repainted into the standard 'Virgin Australia' livery.

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On This Day - December 17, 2022.

The Alliance Airlines / QantasLink Embraer ERJ-190-100IGW N944UW arrived at Brisbane having completed its delivery flight from Costa Rica (San Jose) as Flight QQ9815. It was reregistered as VH-XVB before it entered service.

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