VH-EBL. Airbus A330-202. c/n 0976.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France in the Qantas livery - October 28, 2008

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A4 engines

First flown as 'F-WWKU' - November 14, 2008

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-EBL - November 26, 2008

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - December 12, 2008

The aircraft was named 'Whitsundays'

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6008 - December 12, 2008

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - December 14, 2008

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Melbourne

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6181 - December 19, 2008

Operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Tokyo (Narita) as QF021 - December 19, 2008

Registered to CBA Air Pty Ltd - December 22, 2008

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Repainted at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) with large 'One World' titles - March 13-14, 2009

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Shanghai as QF129 - March 16, 2009

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-EBL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Whitsundays' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0330-017.)

VH-EBL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Whitsundays' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 03, 2011.

(S. Jaworski Copyright Image 0330-022.)