On This Day - September 17, 1971.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 747-238B VH-EBA 'City of Canberra' entered service, operating Flight QF727 from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) to Singapore via Perth.

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On This Day - September 17, 1993.

The Ansett Airlines Airbus A320-211 VH-HYJ, having been repainted into the 'Starmark' livery was the airline's first domestic aircraft to enter service, when it operated Flight AN16 from Melbournc (Tullamarine) to Sydney (Kingsford Smith).

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On This Day - September 17, 2009.

The Qantas Jetconnect Boeing 737-838 ZK-ZQA 'Jean Batten' entered service, operating Flight QF116 from Auckland to Brisbane.

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On This Day - September 17, 2016.

The Qantas Airways Boeing 747-438 VH-OJM 'Gosford' celebrated its 25th birthday - making it the oldest Boeing 747 in the Qantas fleet. It had also flown 113,546 hours, making it the highest time aircraft in Qantas history, to date.

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