When Qantas retired its last Boeing 767 in December 2014, most members of the once 41-strong fleet – which spearheaded the airline's Asian expansion – were sold for scrap or made their way to Canada's WestJet.
But one of the twin-engine twin-aisle jets faces a far more prestigious future, as the Israeli version of Air Force One.
After 13 years of flying with Qantas, this particular Boeing 767-300ER will now be used by Israeli's prime minister and president for official visits overseas, and after several years of extensive customisation by Israel Aerospace Industries it's expected to take wing later this month.
In place of Qantas' red-and-white livery is a blue and white colour scheme, while the tail's iconic flying kangaroo has been replaced by a Star of David.
And while the aircraft's official designation is 4X-ISR – the last three letters representing the State of Israel – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given it a far more prosaic name of of Knaf Zion, or 'Wing of Zion'.
The estimated $280 million purchase and upgrade has seen the Red Roo's 254 seats replaced by a suitably VIP configuration, with a private bedroom, kitchen and meeting room where business class used to be.
This is followed by seating for official government staff and members of the media.
Something which the original Qantas Boeing 767 definitely didn't have is the Sky Shield missile defense system, which uses infra-red sensors to detect shoulder-launched missiles fired from the ground. When a missile is detected, the system generates a laser beam to deflect it away from the aircraft.
However, the Wing of Zion is not without controversy: in common with most government projects, it's come in late and over budget, and many have critcised the choice of an ageing Boeing 767 over the newer and more efficient Boeing 787 Dreamliner, especially as state airline El Al – which was to have supplied the pilots – has since removed all of its own Boeing 767s from service.