On This Day - May 06, 1949.

The British Commonwealth Pacific Airlines Douglas DC-4-1009 VH-BPD was sold to Qantas Empire Airways. It was reregistered as VH-EBM and renamed 'Philippine Trader'.

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On This Day - May 06, 1967.

The Trans-Australia Airlines Douglas DC-9-31 VH-TJK 'Douglas Mawson' entered service, operating Melbourne (Essendon) to Adelaide (West Beach).

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On This Day - May 06, 1977.

The ex Qantas Airways Boeing 707-338C VH-EAA, having been sold to Young Cargo and re-registered as OO-YCK, departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) for the last time, on its delivery flight to Belgium.

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On This Day - May 06, 1993.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 747-238B VH-EBA, departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on its ferry flight to the United States (Norton Air Force Base, San Bernardino) for storage as Flight QF501D.

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On This Day - May 06, 2017.

The Virgin Australia Airlines Boeing 737-8FE VH-YFX 'Mackenzie Bay' entered service, operating Flight VA932 from Brisbane to Sydney (Kingsford Smith).

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