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


 

Third of four Boeing 747-438s ordered new by Qantas - March 02, 1987

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Everett) - 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

Accepted by Qantas at Seattle (Everett) - October 09, 1989

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

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

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

Arrived Sydney at the conclusion 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 as QF6019 for repainting into the standard livery - February 23, 2003

Ferried New Iberia - Los Angeles as QF6024 in the standard Qantas livery - 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 QF6021 'Delhi Express' for Commonwealth Games - October 14, 2010

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

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

Ferried Los Angeles - Victorville as QF6024 for storage - 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 - in the 'Formula 1' livery at Sydney Airport, February 2000.

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

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

VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the 'Formula 1' livery at Sydney Airport, January 2001.
VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the 'Formula 1' livery at an unknown airport, March 2001.
VH-OJC. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - in the 'Formula 1' livery at Brisbane Airport, September 2002.

 

VH-OJC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2011.