VH-EBH. Airbus A330-202. c/n 0892.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by CIT Aerospace International - ?

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France - 2007

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A3 engines

First flown as F-WWYT - December 17, 2007

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBH - December 24, 2007

Registered to CIT Aerospace International, Dublin, Ireland

Accepted by CIT / Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - January 13, 2008

Leased to Qantas Airways as the registered operator - January 13, 2008

The aircraft was named 'Hunter Valley'

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6008 - January 23, 2008

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - January 25, 2008

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Melbourne

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6006 - February 01, 2008

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Mumbai (Bombay) as QF123 - February 01, 2008

Operated final Qantas QF25/26 services on Auckland - Los Angeles - Auckland route - May 05 - 07, 2012

Operated final Qantas A330-200 service on Los Angeles - New York - Los Angeles route as QF107/108 - May 05, 2012

This route is now serviced by Boeing 747-400 aircraft

Operated final revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore (Changi) as QF81 - May 12, 2015

Ferried Singapore (Changi) - Singapore (Seletar) as QF6010 - May 12, 2015

The aircraft entered heavy maintenance at Singapore (Seleta) prior to return to the lessor

Royal Australian Air Force announces a further order for multi-role Airbus KC-30A MRTT aircraft - July 01, 2015

This aircraft was acquired for this contract

The conversion to MRTT specifications will be undertaken by Airbus Defence and Space, Getafe, Spain

Conversion to MRTT specifications to take some 10 - 12 months

Air tested Singapore (Seletar) - Singapore (Seletar) - July 07, 2015

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Getafe as QF6017 - July 23, 2015

Returned to CIT Aerospace International on the termination of the Qantas lease

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - July 28, 2015

Ferried Getafe - Madrid as 'MRTT 039' - December 16, 2016

Observed at Ingolstadt Manching Air Force Base in basic all-white livery - March 14, 2017

Ferried Ingolsadt - Getafe in the Royal Australian Air Force livery - April 20, 2017

Further conversion work was carried out on the airframe at Getafe

Ferried Honolulu - Brisbane (Amberley AFB) using call-sign 'Alfa Echo Delta 339' - September 01, 2017

Entered onto the Australian Military Aircraft Register as A39-006 - ?

Operated by No. 33 Squadron, 86 Wing, Amberley Air Force Base

Current with the Royal Australian Air Force

 

VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, May 08, 2009.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, January 03, 2012.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 07, 2012.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 28, 2012.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 28, 2012.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 05, 2013.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, July 05, 2013.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Singapore Changi Airport, November 02, 2013.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Singapore Changi Airport, November 02, 2013.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 22, 2013.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 22, 2013.

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VH-EBH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Hunter Valley' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 22, 2013.

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A39-006. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 02, 2017.

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A39-006. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 02, 2017.

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A39-006. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 02, 2017.

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A39-006. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 02, 2017.

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A39-006. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 02, 2017.

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A39-006. Royal Australian Air Force - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 18, 2018.

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