VH-EBC. Airbus A330-202. c/n 0506.

 

This aircraft was the third of four A330-201s ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - 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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBC - January 23, 2003

Registered to Qantas EBC G.I.E., Sydney

First flown as 'F-WWYU' - February 07, 2003

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - March 12, 2003

The aircraft was named 'Gold Coast - Tweed'

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6008 - March 12, 2003

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight (Captain J. Herbert) - March 14, 2003

Delivery route: Toulouse - Melbourne (non-stop)

During the pre-service maintenance the aircraft's name was changed to 'Surfers Paradise'

Operated first revenue service as Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as QF485 - March 18, 2003

Registered to Qantas EBC G.I.E., Sydney - April 21, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways as the registered operator

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Manila for maintenance by LH Technics as QF6007 - October 08, 2006

Ferried Manila - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6008 - October 14 - 15, 2006

The aircraft was in an all-white livery with Qantas titles only on the forward fuselage

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF408 - October 16, 2006

Operated last Qantas revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF459 - December 13, 2006

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Manila for the application of Jetstar titles as QF6007 - December 15, 2006

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator - December 18, 2006

Ferried Manila - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in an all-white livery with Jetstar titles as JQ7990 - December 20 - 21, 2006

Operated first Jetstar revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Phuket as JQ027 - December 25, 2006

Operated final Jetstar revenue service - ?

Returned to Qantas Airways at Brisbane for post-lease maintenance - July 27, 2014

Leased to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney as the registered operator - August 01, 2014

Ferried Brisbane - Singapore (Seletar) for maintenance and repainting as QF6009 - September 06, 2014

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Brisbane in the standard Qantas livery as QF6006 - September 21, 2014

The aircraft was renamed 'Surfers Paradise'

Returned to Qantas service Brisbane - Perth as QF597 - September 24, 2014

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-EBC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Surfers Paradise' in the standard livery with additional 'Cityflyer' titles at Brisbane Airport, June 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0330-007.)

VH-EBC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Surfers Paradise' in the standard livery with additional 'Cityflyer' titles at Brisbane Airport, November 2003.

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VH-EBC. Jetstar - in the non-standard white livery with additional 'A Qantas Group Airline' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 25, 2007.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 0330-115.)

VH-EBC. Jetstar - in the non-standard white livery with additional 'A Qantas Group Airline' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 2009.

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VH-EBC. Jetstar - in the non-standard white livery with additional 'A Qantas Group Airline' titles at Singapore Airport, October 26, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0330-239.)

VH-EBC. Jetstar - in the non-standard white livery with additional 'A Qantas Group Airline' titles at Singapore Airport, October 26, 2013.

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VH-EBC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gold Coast Tweed' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 03, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0330-241.)