On This Day - December 20, 1957.

The Qantas Airways Lockheed 1049G-82 Constellation VH-EAO 'Southern Aurora' departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on a '19-day proving and goodwill' flight around the world.

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On This Day - December 20, 1968.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Fokker F.27-6152 Friendship VH-TQN 'John Batman' entered service.

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On This Day - December 20, 1991.

The Compass Airlines Airbus A300B4-605R VH-YMJ operated its final revenue service, operating Flight YM358 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Brisbane. It was then grounded at Brisbane as Compass had suspended all operations due to bankruptcy.

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On This Day - December 20, 1992.

The Australian Airlines Boeing 727-276A VH-TBM 'Albert Namatjira' was withdrawn from service and stored at Melbourne (Tullamarine) having operated its final passenger service. It had flown 44,927 hours with 34,600 cycles.

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On This Day - December 20, 1998.

The Ansett Australia Boeing 747-312 VH-INH was ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Singapore (Changi) as Flight AN4800, on return to Singapore Airlines at the end of its lease.

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On This Day - December 20, 2006.

The Qantas Jetconnect Boeing 737-376 ZK-JNG was ferried from Christchurch (New Zealand) to Melbourne (Tullamarine) as Flight QF6171, on return to Qantas Airways. It was reregistered as VH-XMB the following day, before it was ferried to Melbourne (Avalon) to be converted to a Boeing 737-376(SF) by Qantas Engineering.

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On This Day - December 20, 2013.

The Tiger Airways Airbus A320-232 VH-VNR entered service, operating Flight TGW484 from Melbourne (Tullamarine) to Adelaide (West Beach).

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On This Day - December 20, 2023.

The Qantas Airways / QantasLink Airbus Canada A220-371 VH-X4A 'Minyma Hutjara Tjuhuapa' arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) having completed its delivery flight from Canada (Montreal / Mirabel) as Flight QJE6075.

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