December 1954 to October 1955
Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd
G-ANXV - c/n 97 - a V.747 series Viscount
United Kingdom registered
18 June 1954
Ordered by Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd.
21 December 1954
Registered to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd.
This was the 1st V.747 ordered by Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd.
Production Aircraft No. 73 - the 73rd production V.700 series Viscount built,
was the 37th Viscount fuselage assembled at Weybridge, Surrey, England,
and the 32nd Viscount assembled at Weybridge, Surrey, England.
Production Order No. F01/747. Sales Order No. 01/66B. Stock Order No. 46/22B.
15 March 1955
Fuselage assembly commenced at Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.
11 May 1955
Fuselage to Erecting Shop 'E' at Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.
15 September 1955
First flight from Weybridge Airfield, Surrey, England.
It landed at Wisley Airfield, Surrey, England for fitting out and test flying as the runway at Weybridge was too short for a completed aircraft to takeoff.
27 September 1955
Certificate of Airworthiness issued for a 40 seat cabin configuration.
28 September 1955
Departed on delivery to Australia in Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd livery with UK registration and Captain Young in command.
4 October 1955
Arrived at Kingsford Smith Airport, Mascot, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
19 October 1955
Registration to Vickers-Armstrongs (Aircraft) Ltd cancelled as aircraft sold abroad.
21 October 1955
Re-registered VH-BAT for Butler Air Transport Pty Ltd.