VH-TJN. Boeing 737-476. c/n 24439-2265.
Was also registered as: ZK-JTR; N249SY; OM-SAA.
This aircraft was ordered new by Australian Airlines - ?
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - March 20, 1992
Powered by CFM International CFM-56-3C1 engines
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TJN - March 25, 1992
Registered to Australian Airlines Ltd, Melbourne
First flown as VH-TJN - April 03, 1992
Accepted by Australian Airlines at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 22, 1992
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as TN1396 - May 04, 1992
It arrived at Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - May 06, 1992
Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Honolulu - Melbourne
The aircraft was named 'Egret'
Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as TN014 - May 20, 1992
Australian Airlines was sold to Qantas Airways Ltd - September 14, 1992
Australian Airlines initially continued to operate as a separate identity with some flights flown jointly
between the two carriers
Australian Airlines was officially merged with Qantas Airways - October 31, 1993
Ownership was transferred to Qantas Airways Ltd - December 08, 1993
Operated its last Qantas revenue service Adelaide (West Beach) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF694 - April 04, 2007
The aircraft was then prepared for transfer to Qantas Jetconnet, New Zealand
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 31, 2007
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-JTR - May 31, 2007
Registered to Jetconnect Ltd, New Zealand
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine ) - Auckland as QF6173 - June 01, 2007
Operated its first Jetconnect revenue service Auckland - Wellington as QF4003 - June 02, 2007
It was observed at Auckland in the Qantas 'new roo' livery - October 26, 2008
It was the first aircraft in the Jetconnect fleet to be repainted into the new Qantas livery
Operated its final New Zealand domestic service Queenstown - Christchurch as QF2772 - June 09, 2009
Ferried Christchurch - Auckland as QF6171 - June 09, 2009
The aircraft was then operated by Jetconnect on its Trans-Tasman services only
Operated its final revenue service Brisbane - Auckland as QF115 - March 24, 2011
All Qantas markings were removed at Auckland
Test flown at Auckland in all-white livery as QF6173 - June 17, 2011
Departed Auckland on the ferry flight to Indonesia as QF6029 - June 20, 2011
It arrived at Jakarta on completion of the ferry flight - June 21, 2011
Ferry route: Auckland - Brisbane - Darwin - Jakarta
Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - July 05, 2011
Sold to Savegh Group Aviation - July 11, 2011
Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N249SY - July 12, 2011
Registered to Bank of Utah Trustees, Salt Lake City, Utah
Departed Jakarta on the ferry flight to Budapest - August 02, 2011
It arrived at Budapest on completion of the ferry flight - August 03, 2011
Ferry route: Jakarta (Sukarno Hatta) - Abu Dhabi - Larnaca - Budapest
It was observed at Budapest in the standard Samair livery - September 06, 2011
Entered onto the Slovakian Aircraft Register as OM-SAA - September 06, 2011
Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 09, 2011
Ferried Budapest - Belgrade - Bratislava on delivery to Samair as CCS001 - October 04, 2011
The aircraft carries small 'Sayegh Group' titles on the fuselage
Current status - ?
VH-TJN. Australian - 'Egret' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1993.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-084.)
VH-TJN. Australian - 'Egret' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 09, 1993.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-125.)
VH-TJN. Australian - 'Egret' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 1993.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-961.)
VH-TJN. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'Egret' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 2003.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-293.)
ZK-JTR. Qantas - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2007.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-413.)
ZK-JTR. Qantas - in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2008.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-441.)
ZK-JTR. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2009.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-491.)
OM-SAA. Samair - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, January 2012.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-289.)