On This Day - July 24, 1964.

The Australian Lockheed 188 Electra fleet was grounded by the Department of Civil Aviation, as a result of 'corrosion specks' being found in the wing structure of the Trans-Australia Airlines Electra VH-TLB 'John Gilbert', that was undergoing maintenance at the time. These corrosion specks had been misidentified as being 'wing cracks'. The grounding order was lifted three days later.


On This Day - July 24, 1974.

The Ansett Airlines Boeing 727-277A VH-RMX entered service.



On This Day - July 24, 2001.

The Ansett Airlines Boeing 767-277 VH-RMF operated its last revenue service, operating Flight AN59 from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Melbourne (Tullamarine). The aircraft was undergoing heavy maintenance when Ansett ceased all operations on September 13. It had flown 51,128 hours with 36,634 cycles.



On This Day - July 24, 2007.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 767-338ER VH-OGD 'Maitland' was presented to invited member of the 'Press' at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as the backdrop to the announcement of the new corporate livery, known as the 'New Roo' livery.



On This Day - July 24, 2018.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 737-838 VH-VXA 'Broome' operated its last service in the 'New Roo' livery as Flight QF978 from Brisbane to Townsville. It was then repainted by Flying Colours at Townsville into the Qantas 'Silver Roo' livery.



On This Day - July 24, 2020.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 747-438ER VH-OEJ 'Wunala' was ferried from Los Angeles (California) to Mojave (California) as Flight QF7474 for storage. On engine shut-down the aircraft had flown 77,441 hours with 7,145 cycles.