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.)