VH-EBD. Airbus A330-202. c/n 0513.

 

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

The order was later ammended to 'A330-202' series aircraft

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

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A3 engines

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

Ferried Chateauroux - Toulouse after repaint in the standard Qantas 'City Flyer' livery - February 27, 2003

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBD - March 05, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - April 04, 2003

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6008/7628 - April 18, 2003

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight (Captain B. van Eyle) - April 20, 2003

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore as QF6008; Singapore - Melbourne as QF7628

During pre-service maintenance the aircraft was named 'Traralgon'

Operated its first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF408 - April 26, 2003

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Singapore - Chateauroux for paint rectification as QF6007 - February 16, 2004

Ferried Chateauroux - Singapore - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF6008/7628 - March 02 - 04, 2004

Registered to Qantas A332 Leasing 4 Pty Ltd - August 05, 2005

Ferried Manila - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in all-white livery with only Qantas titles as QF6008 - October 14 - 15, 2006

Returned to Qantas service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF408 - October 15, 2006

Operated its final Qantas revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF459 - October 15, 2006

Departed Melbourne for repaint into the Jetstar livery by LH Technics, Manila as JQ7990 - October 16, 2006

Ferry route: Melbourne - Brisbane - Cairns - Darwin - Manila

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator - October 31, 2006

Whilst the aircraft was leased to Jetstar it did not carry any exterior name

Ferried Manila - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the standard Jetstar livery as JQ7990 - October 31, 2006

Operated its first Jetstar revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Phuket as JQ027 - November 23, 2006

Operated its last Jestar revenue service Tokyo (Narita) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ74 - September 03, 2014

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as JQ7997 - September 04, 2014

The end-of-lease maintenance was carried out at Brisbane

The aircraft was reconfigured to seat 38J / 265Y passengers

The middle seat in 'Business Class' was covered with a table to make a usuable 34J / 265Y configuration

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - September 05, 2014

Ferried Brisbane - Singapore (Changi) for repainting as QF6007 - October 29, 2014

Ferried Singapore (Changi) - Brisbane in the Qantas 'New Roo' livery as QF6005 - November 15, 2014

Ferried Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6111 - November 17, 2014

The aircraft was renamed 'Traralgon'

It returned to Qantas service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Perth as QF569 - November 18, 2014

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-EBD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Taralgon' in the original livery with additional 'Cityflyer' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 2005.

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VH-EBD. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, May 19, 2012.

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VH-EBD. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, July 31, 2012.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Taralgon' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 25, 2015.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Taralgon' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 17, 2015.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Taralgon' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 25, 2016.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Taralgon' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 25, 2016.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Taralgon' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 25, 2016.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Taralgon' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 25, 2016.

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VH-EBD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Taralgon' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 18, 2016.

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