VH-OGV. Boeing 767-338ER. c/n 30186-796.

Was also registered as: N376CM; 4X-ISR.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number 'VS486'

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - April 23, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OGV - May 23, 2000

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

First flown as VH-OGV - June 06, 2000

Powered by General Electric CF6-80C2B6 engines

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - June 19, 2000

It was the 117th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 29th and final Boeing 767 delivered to Qantas

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6026 - June 19, 2000

It arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - June 20, 2000

Delivery route: Seattle - Sydney (non stop)

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) - June 20, 2000

The aircraft was unnamed at the time of delivery

Operated its first Qantas revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF417 - June 29, 2000

The aircraft was named 'Swan Hill' but it was not initially displayed externally on the aircraft

Leased to Australian Airlines - October 24, 2003

Operated by Australian Airlines in the standard Qantas livery

Operated its first Australian Airlines revenue service Sydney - Denpasar as AO7829 - October 26, 2003

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Sydney (Richmond) as AO7801 - May 10, 2004

It was repainted into the standard Australian Airlines livery

Ferried Sydney (Richmond) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the Australian Airlines livery as AO7807 - May 18, 2004

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Denpasar as AO7829 - May 19, 2004

Registered to OGV Leasing Ltd - March 06, 2006

Leased to Australian Airlines as the registered operator

Operated its final Australian Airlines service Nagoya - Cairns as AO7950 - June 20 - 21, 2006

Ferried Cairns - Brisbane to undergo cabin refurbishment as AO7805 - June 21, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Sydney on return to Qantas as AO7801 - June 29, 2006

Returned to Qantas service Sydney - Auckland in the standard Australian Airlines livery as QF189 - June 29, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator - July 24, 2006

Operated its last Qantas service in Australian livery Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF44 - August 13, 2006

This was the final service of an aircraft in the 'Australian Airlines' livery

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Beijing for repaint into the Qantas livery as QF6015 - August 13, 2006

Ferried Beijing - Brisbane after repainting as QF6016 - August 22, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6003 - August 23, 2006

Returned to Qantas service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland as QF43 - August 23, 2006

It was observed at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) without the aircraft named displayed externally - March 14, 2007

Operated its final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF462 - November 11, 2013

Withdrawn from service and stored at Sydney in the basic Qantas livery

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Victorville for storage as QF6025 - November 22, 2013

Stored at Victorville in the basic Qantas livery

The aircraft had flown 42,040 hours with 18,411 cycles

Sold to Cargo Aircraft Management - January 18, 2016

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 18, 2016

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N376CM - January 18, 2016

Registered to Cargo Aircraft Mamagement Inc, Wilmington

Ferried Victorville - Wilmington - February 05, 2016

The aircraft was stored at Wilmington awaiting conversion to freighter configuration

Ferried Wilmington - Tel Aviv - July 21 - 22, 2016

Stored at Tel Aviv awaiting freighter conversion - which did not eventuate

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 14, 2017

Rolled out at Tel Aviv as '4X-ISR' in 'State of Israel' livery and titles - October 31, 2019

The aircraft is named 'Wing of Zion'

It will be used by the Israeli President and Prime Minister as a VIP aircraft

Entered onto the Israeli Aircraft Register as 4X-ISR - ?

Test flown Tel Aviv - Tel Aviv as 'Israeli Air Force One' - November 04, 2019

 

 

VH-OGV. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'Swan Hill' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 2000.

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VH-OGV. Qantas The Spirit of Australia - 'Swan Hill' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, December 2001.

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VH-OGV. Australian - in the standard livery with additional 'World Expo' titles at Coolangatta Airport, March 2005.

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VH-OGV. Australian - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 11, 2006.

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VH-OGV. Australian - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 11, 2006.

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VH-OGV. Australian - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 11, 2006.

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VH-OGV. Australian - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 11, 2006.

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VH-OGV. Australian - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 11, 2006.

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VH-OGV. Australian - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 11, 2006.

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VH-OGV. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Swan Hill' in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2006.

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VH-OGV. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Swan Hill' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 27, 2012.

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VH-OGV. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Swan Hill' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 27, 2012.

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VH-OGV. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Swan Hill' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 27, 2012.

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VH-OGV. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Swan Hill' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 05, 2012.

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VH-OGV. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Swan Hill' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 12, 2013.

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