VH-OJC. Boeing 747-438. c/n 24406-751.

 

This was the third of four new Boeing 747-438s ordered by Qantas Airways - March 02, 1987

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RT553

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - July 05, 1989

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G2 engines

First flown as VH-OJC - September 08, 1989

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OJC - October 09, 1989

Registered to NBB Victoria Lease Co. Ltd (Tokyo)

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Accepted by T. Ford for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - October 09, 1989

This was the 79th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 33rd Boeing 747 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Ferried Seattle - East Midlands for display to Rolls Royce (Captain D. Massy-Green) as QF7443 - October 09, 1989

Ferried East Midlands - London (Heathrow) by Captain D. Massy-Green as QF704P - October 11, 1989

Operated first revenue service London - Singapore - Melbourne - Sydney as QF704 - October 12, 1989

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - October 15, 1989

Delivery route: Seattle - East Midlands - London - Singapore - Melbourne - Sydney

Aircraft named 'City of Melbourne' at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - October 15, 1989

Ferried Sydney - Portland (Oregon) for repainting into special promotional livery - December 30, 1999

Rolled out in 'Qantas 2000 Formula 1 Grand Prix' livery - January 16, 2000

Ferried Portland - Los Angeles - January 16, 2000

Returned to service Los Angeles - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF100 - January 16, 2000

Ferried Sydney - New Iberia direct for repainting into the standard livery as QF6019 - February 23, 2003

Ferried New Iberia - Los Angeles in the standard Qantas livery as QF6024 - March 11, 2003

Returned to service Los Angeles - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF108 - March 13, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - August 30, 2005

Operated Sydney - New Delhi as 'Delhi Express' for Commonwealth Games as QF6021 - October 14, 2010

Operated New Delhi - Canberra - Sydney to return athletes from the Com. Games as QF6030 - October 15-16, 2010

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF107 - March 11, 2014

Ferried Los Angeles - Victorville for storage as QF6024 - March 12, 2014

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - May 06, 2014

Aircraft had flown 103,142 hours with 13,369 cycles

Scrapped at Victorville - 2014

 

VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the standard livery with additional 'Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Bid' logo at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-189.)

VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the 'Formula 1' livery at Frankfurt Airport, January 26, 2000.

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VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the 'Formula 1' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 2000.

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VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the 'Formula 1' livery at Paris Orly Airport, February 07, 2000.

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VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the 'Formula 1' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 2000.

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VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the 'Formula 1' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 2000.

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VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the 'Formula 1' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 2001.

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VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the 'Formula 1' livery at an unknown airport, March 2001.

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VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the 'Formula 1' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4630-963.)

VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the revised livery at Frankfurt Airport, May 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-207.)

VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'City of Melbourne' in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, May 31, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4631-159.)