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

 

This aircraft was the first of four A330-201 ordered new by Qantas Airways - November 29, 2001

The order was 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

The aircraft was named 'Cradle Mountain'

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse - December 05, 2002

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

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

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Sydney

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) for pre-service maintenance as QF6100 - 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 for Manila for maintenance and repaint into Jetstar livery as JQ7991 - February 15, 2007

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

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

Operated last Jetstar revenue service Honolulu - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ002 - August 22 - 23, 2014

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Singapore for end-of-lease maintenance and repaint as JQ7991 - August 23, 2014

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - August 24, 2014

Ferried Singapore - Brisbane in the Qantas livery as QF6006 - September 07 - 08, 2014

Returned to Qantas service Brisbane - Perth as QF589 - September 21, 2014

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - December 22, 2017

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the original livery with additional 'Cityflyer' titles at Brisbane Airport, December 2002.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the original livery with additional 'Cityflyer' titles at Brisbane Airport, December 2002.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the original livery with additional 'Cityflyer' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 2003.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the original livery with additional 'Cityflyer' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 2003.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the original livery with additional 'Cityflyer' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 05, 2006.

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VH-EBA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Singapore Changi Airport, January 01, 2013.

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VH-EBA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Cairns Airport, October 2013.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 20, 2015.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 20, 2015.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 20, 2015.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 20, 2015.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 29, 2016.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 29, 2016.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 01, 2016.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 20, 2016.

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VH-EBA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cradle Mountain' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Perth Airport, March 08, 2017.

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