VH-TAD. Airbus A300B4-203. c/n 196.


 

Last of four aircraft ordered new by Trans Australia Airlines (T.A.A.) - December 10, 1974

First flown at Toulouse as F-WZET - May 13, 1982

Powered by General Electric CF6-50C2 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-TAD - June 30, 1982

Registered to Australian National Airlines Commission

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia - June 30, 1982

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at the conclusion of the delivery flight - July 03, 1982

Delivery route: Toulouse - Bahrain - Madras -S ingapore - Perth - Melbourne

Aircraft was named 'William Light'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as TN542 - July 04, 1982

Ownership transferred to Australian Airlines when the airline was renamed - July 11, 1988

Leased to Air Niugini - December 08, 1986 to January 31, 1987

Painted in the standard Qantas livery at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - September 1993

Operated first revenue service in Qantas livery Melbourne - Sydney as TN454 - September 11, 1993

Australian Airlines merged with Qantas Airways - October 31, 1993

Ownership transferred to Qantas - December 08, 1993

Operated final revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF459 - October 24, 1998

This flight marked the final Qantas Airbus A300 service

Placed in storage at Melbourne (Tullamarine) Airport

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 21, 1998

Sold to Pinnacle Air Cargo Enterprises / Pace Cargo - December 23, 1998

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N372PC - January 1999

Departed Melbourne on the ferry flight to Dresden, Germany - January 24, 1999

Ferry route: Melbourne - Pago Pago - Honolulu - Seattle - Gander - Dresden

Converted to full freighter configuration at Dresden

Ferried Dresden - Bristol (Filton) on completion of freighter conversion - July 07, 1999

Ferried Bristol (Filton) - Bangor - Roswell for storage - August 25, 1999

Leased to Express.net Airlines Inc, Florida - May 06, 2000

Used to operate services for Emery Air Freight

Ferried Detroit (Willow Run) - Gander - Paris (Orly) -Beirut in basic Express.net livery - September 27 - 28, 2006

Sold to Midex Airlines, United Arab Emirates - October 21, 2006

Seen at Al Ain in service as N372PC - July 03, 2007

Seen at Dubai Air Show in full Midex livery as 'A6-MDB' - November 11, 2007

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - January 29, 2008

Entered onto the United Arab Emirates Aircraft Register as A6-MDB - January 2008

In service with Midex Airlines

Aircraft named 'Midex 2'

Current

 


 

VH-TAD. TAA Trans Australia - in original livery at Melbourne Airport, August 1982.

VH-TAD. TAA Trans Australia - in original livery at Melbourne Airport, September 1982.

VH-TAD. TAA Trans Australia - in original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1985.
 

 

VH-TAD. TAA Trans Australia - in original livery at Sydney Airport, September 1985.

 

VH-TAD. Australian - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1989.

VH-TAD. Australian - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, December 1989.

VH-TAD. Australian - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, January 1993.
 

 

VH-TAD. Australian - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, February 1993.

 

VH-TAD. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, June 1993.

VH-TAD. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 1993.
VH-TAD. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1993.

VH-TAD. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, March 1994.

VH-TAD. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the standard at Melbourne Airport, June 1996.

VH-TAD. Qantas The Australian Airline - in the standard livery at Melbourne Airport, June 1998.

VH-TAD. Qantas - in the basic Qantas livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1998.

 

N372PC. Expressnet - in the basic Qantas livery at Melbourne Airport, November 1998.
 

A6-MDB. Midex - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 2008.

A6-MDB. Midex - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 2008.