VH-EBA. Airbus A330-202. c/n 0508.


 

First of four A330-201 ordered new by Qantas - November 29, 2001

Order converted to A330-202 series aircraft

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France - September 2002

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A3 engines

First flown as F-WWKM - October 11, 2002

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBA - November 11, 2002

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Aircraft was named 'Cradle Mountain'

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - December 05, 2002

Departed Toulouse as QF6008 on the delivery flight to Australia - December 06, 2002

Arrived at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) at the conclusion of delivery flight - December 07, 2002

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) as QF6100 for pre-service maintenance - December 08, 2002

Utilised for staff training purposes - December 13 - 15, 2002

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF439 - December 28, 2002

Operated inaugural 'CityFlyer' service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Perth as QF581 - January 02, 2003

Operated inaugural 'CityFlyer' service Perth - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF580 - January 02, 2003

Registered to Qantas EBA G.I.E. - June 20, 2006

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator - February 02, 2007

Operated last Qantas service Perth - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF566 - February 14, 2007

Departed Sydney as JQ7991 for Manila for maintenance and repaint into Jetstar livery - February 15, 2007

Ferried Manila - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ7992 in the standard Jetstar livery - March 11, 2007

Operated first Jetstar revenue service Sydney - Melbourne - Honolulu as JQ103/001 - March 12, 2007

Current with Jetstar - 2012

 


 

VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2002.

VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2002.

VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, August 2003.
VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, June 2006.