VH-YMJ. Airbus A300B4-605R. c/n 540.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Monarch Airlines Ltd - ?

First flown as 'F-WWAT' - August 28, 1989

Powered by General Electric CF6-80C2A5 engines

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-MONR - March 1990

Delivered to Monarch Airlines, England - March 15, 1990

Leased to Compass Airlines, Australia

Rolled out at London (Luton) in the standard Compass livery - November 27, 1990

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YMJ - November 28, 1990

Departed London on the delivery flight to Australia - November 28, 1990

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - November 30, 1990

Delivery route: London (Luton) - Bombay - Singapore - Brisbane

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as YM2001 - December 01, 1990

Operated final revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as YM358 - December 20, 1991

Grounded in Brisbane when Compass suspended all operations due to bankruptcy - December 20, 1991

The aircraft was repossessed by Monarch Airlines - January 1992

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - January 30, 1992

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-MONR - January 31, 1992

Registered to Monarch Airlines

Departed Brisbane on the ferry flight to Abu Dhabi for maintenance and repaint - February 03, 1992

Ferried Abu Dhabi - London (Luton) in the Monarch livery - February 20, 1992

Returned to service on London (Gatwick) - Tenerife - London (Gatwick) route - April 03, 1992

Observed at Toulouse with 'Tomorrow / Today' stickers - January 21, 2002

Appeared wearing 'Leisure Airline of the Year' titles - 2007

Operated final revenue service Sharm El Sheik - Manchester as MON685 - October 29, 2012

Ferried Manchester - Brussels as MON605P - November 05, 2012

Observed at Brussels without Monarch titles - November 10, 2012

Ferried Brussels - London (Luton) as MON605P - November 12, 2012

Ferried London (Luton) - Portsmouth (Pearse A.F.B.) - Tulepo as MON605P - November 13 - 14, 2012

Stored at Tulepo pending scrapping

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - January 07, 2013

Aircraft scrapped at Tulepo - January 2013

 

G-MONR. Monarch - in the original livery at London Gatwick Airport, May 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0310-063.)

VH-YMJ. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 1990.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0310-077.)

VH-YMJ. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1991.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0310-078.)

VH-YMJ. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 1991.

(R. N. Smith Copyright Image 0310-138.)

VH-YMJ. Compass - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, February 1991.

(G. Bennett Copyright Image 0310-079.)

G-MONR. Monarch - in the original livery at an unknown airport, June 2002.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0310-080.)

G-MONR. Monarch - in the revised livery with additional 'web' titles at London Luton Airport, December 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0310-019.)