History of 747-436 VH-NLH

Ordered new by British Airways

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - February 13, 1990

Powered by Rolls Royce RB211-524G2 engines

First flown as G-BNLH - March 08, 1990

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BNLH - March 28, 1990

Registered to Sapphire Aircraft Leasing & Trading Limited

Leased to British Airways as the registered operator

Departed Seattle (Everett) on ferry flight to the United Kingdom - March 28, 1990

Arrived London (Heathrow) at conclusion of the ferry flight - March 28, 1990

Aircraft was named ‘City of Westminster’

Operated first revenue service London (Heathrow) - San Francisco - March 31, 1990

Operated last revenue service Los Angeles - London (Heathrow) as BA282 - October 24 - 25, 2000

Ferried London - Cambridge for prelease maintenance - October 31, 2000

Leased to Qantas Airways

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - November 13, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NLH - November 13, 2000

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Ferried Cambridge - Frankfurt as QF6016 in basic BA ‘Wings’ livery and Qantas titles - November 13, 2000

Operated first revenue service Frankfurt - Bangkok - Sydney as QF7626 - November 13, 2000

Arrived at Sydney at conclusion of delivery flight - November 15, 2000

Operated first local Qantas service Sydney - Hong Kong as QF127 - November 19, 2000

Tail repainted in basic white during maintenance at Melbourne (Avalon) - September 07 - 23, 2002

Operated final Qantas revenue service Sydney - Bangkok - London as QF1 - March 30, 2003

Ferried as QF6013 London - Cardiff for handover to British Airways - March 31, 2003

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - April 01, 2003

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BNLH - April 01, 2003

Ferried as BA9151E Cardiff - London for repaint into BA ‘Union Flag’ livery - May 01, 2003

Returned to service London (Heathrow) - Hong Kong as BA27 - May 14, 2003

Operated final revenue service Johannesburg - London (Heathrow) as BA054 - September 30, 2009

Ferried London - Cardiff as BA9154 for maintenance - October 01, 2009

Ferried Cardiff - Victorville, California for long term storage - October 25, 2009

Stored at Victorville as G-BNLH in basic British Airways livery

Observed stored at Victorville in good condition - May 19, 2012

Observed at Victorville without engines, nose cone and winglets but otherwise intact - March 10, 2014
British Airways PLC, West Drayton - May 26 2015

Aircraft remains stored at Victorville awaiting scrapping

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