VH-TVR. Vickers Viscount 818. c/n 318.

 

This aircraft was built at the Vickers-Armstrong Weybridge factory

First flown - November 19, 1958

Sold to Cubana de Aviacion - August 04, 1959

Entered onto the Cuban Aircraft Register as CU-T622 - ?

Sold to Trans-Australia Airlines - March 15, 1962

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TVR - March 15, 1962

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission, Melbourne

Arrived at Melbourne (Essendon) on completion of the delivery flight - June 24, 1962

The aircraft was named 'John Murray'

It was converted by Trans-Australia to 'V-816' standard

Operated fits irst revenue service - November 27, 1962

Operated its final revenue service - April 04, 1970

Aircraft was withdrawn from use and placed in open storage at Melbourne (Essendon)

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 04, 1970

It had flown 21,213 hours with 17,447 cycles

The aircraft was donated complete to the Moorabbin Air Museum, Moorabbin Airport - June 1970

Due to space limitations it was trucked to Wobbies World, Springvale for display for the next 17 years

Returned to Moorabbin Air Museum and reassembled for static display

Current

 

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Murray' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Collection Copyright Image 0129-363.)

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Murray' in the standard livery at Coolangatta Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-259.)

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Murray' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 1968.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-141.)

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Murray' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-447.)

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Murray' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-254.)

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Murray' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-404.)

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Murray' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0129-252.)

VH-TVR. TAA The Nation's Jetline - 'John Murray' in the standard livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, January 1970.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0129-217.)

VH-TVR. AARG Australian Aircraft Restoration Group - in the basic TAA livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, July 1975.

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VH-TVR. AARG Australian Aircraft Restoration Group - in the basic TAA livery at Melbourne Essendon Airport, July 1975.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0129-360.)

VH-TVR. AARG Australian Aircraft Restoration Group - in the basic TAA livery as 'Wobbies Airlines' at Springvale, date unknown.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0129-364.)