VH-VQS. Airbus A320-232. c/n 2515.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd for lease to Jetstar - ?

Powered by IAE V2527-A5 engines

First flown at Toulouse as F-WWIE - July 26, 2005

Ferried Toulouse - Hamburg (Finkenwerder) for interior fit-out as AIB515A - July 27, 2005

Ferried Hamburg (Finkenwerder) - Toulouse after the fit-out was completed as AIB515B - August 19, 2005

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQS - September 01, 2005

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Limited, Sydney as the registered operator

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - September 07, 2005

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as JST990 - September 08, 2005

Arrived Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - September 11, 2005

Delivery route: Toulouse - Dubai - Phuket - Darwin - Newcastle

Ferried Newcastle - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as JQ7981 - September 16, 2005

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Coolangatta as JQ174 - September 17, 2005

Registered to RIL Aviation VQS Pty Ltd - September 21, 2005

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Sydney - Christchurch in preparation for trans-Tasman services as JQ7981 - November 25, 2005

Operated inaugural Christchurch - Sydney - Christchurch service as JQ410/409 - December 01, 2005

Operated inaugural Christchurch - Brisbane - Christchurch service as JQ416/413 - December 01, 2005

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - June 16, 2011

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated last Jetstar revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ515 - January 31, 2018

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Darwin - Singapore (Seletar) as JQ8993 - February 01, 2018

Repainted at Singapore into the new QantasLink livery

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Perth (16:37 local) as JQ8993 - February 24, 2018

This was the first Airbus A320 to acquire the new Qantas corporate livery

The aircraft is now named 'Kangaroo Paw'

The aircraft will be operated by Network Aviation for Qantas

Current with QantasLink

 

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2006.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-112.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-134.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0320-135.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Christchurch Airport, December 31, 2012.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0320-709.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Christchurch Airport, December 31, 2012.

(Z. Rae Copyright Image 0320-707.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 10, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-307.)

VH-VQS. Jetstar - in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 03, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0320-774.)

VH-VQS. QantasLink - 'Kangaroo Paw' in the 'SilverRoo' livery at Perth Airport, February 24, 2018.

(D. Gibbs Copyright Image 0320-775.)

VH-VQS. QantasLink - 'Kangaroo Paw' in the 'SilverRoo' livery at Perth Airport, February 24, 2018.

(D. Gibbs Copyright Image 0320-776.)

VH-VQS. QantasLink - 'Kangaroo Paw' in the 'SilverRoo' livery at Perth Airport, May 18, 2018.

(D. Gibbs Copyright Image 0321-074.)

VH-VQS. QantasLink - 'Kangaroo Paw' in the 'SilverRoo' livery at Perth Airport, August 12, 2018.

(D. Gibbs Copyright Image 0321-078.)