QANTAS officially confirmed that withdrawn Boeing 747-438 VH-OJA will be preserved at the Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (HARS) at Illawarra Regional Airport, Shellharbour. The official handover will take place in early March. The delivery flight from Sydney International Airport to Illawarra Regional Airport will be the first time a Boeing 747 has landed at the regional port. The Qantas pilots operating the final flight will undergo special simulator training to prepare for the delivery and the airline is working with the Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) to finalise approvals for the special landing.

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