VH-EBL. Airbus A330-202. c/n 0976.
Aircraft ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd
Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France in full 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
Accepted by Qantas at Toulouse, France - December 12, 2008
Aircraft named 'Whitsundays'
Departed Toulouse as QF6008 on delivery flight to Australia - December 12, 2008
Arrived Melbourne at conclusion of delivery flight - December 14, 2008
Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Melbourne
Ferried Melbourne - Sydney as QF6181 - December 19, 2008
Operated first revenue service Sydney - Tokyo (Narita) as QF021 - December 19, 2008
Registered to CBA Air Pty Ltd - December 22, 2008
Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as registered operator
Repainted in Sydney with large 'One World' titles - March 13-14, 2009
Returned to service Sydney - Shanghai as QF129 - March 16, 2009
Current with Qantas
VH-EBL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the 'One World' livery at Melbourne Airport, January 2010.
VH-EBL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the 'One World' livery at Sydney Airport, October 2011.