After a near 20-year career with Qantas, Boeing 747-400 VH-OJU will have a second life flying as a Rolls-Royce test aircraft.
The Qantas Boeing 747-400 fleet will be reduced to just six aircraft from mid-October when VH-OJU Lord Howe Island is withdrawn from service.
This story from Australian Aviation's archives is from 2015, when Tom Ballantyne wrote about being on Qantas's record making London-Sydney flight in 1989.
A second-hand Boeing 747-400 that was previously flown by the Japanese government has been put on sale for US$28 million.
Qantas has retrained its pilots for some stall recovery techniques following a "stick shaker" incident in 2017, the ATSB says.