VH-QPA. Airbus A330-303. c/n 0553.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways as an Airbus A330-301

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France - 2003

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A2 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QPA - October 31, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

First flown as F-WWKS - November 05, 2003

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - November 26, 2003

Aircraft named 'Kununurra'

Departed Toulouse on delivery flight to Australia as QF6008 - November 28, 2003

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight as QF7628 - November 29, 2003

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as QF777 - December 12, 2003

Underwent engine modifications to become an Airbus A330-303 - December 2004

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Perth - Singapore as QF577/71 - December 11, 2004

Registered to QF A333 Leasing 4 Pty Ltd - August 05, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Marked the Qantas 80th Anniversary of the airline's first overseas passenger flight in 1935

Operated the commemorative Brisbane - Singapore service as QF51 - April 17, 2015

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - June 10, 2015

Special decals were applied to the port side of the aircraft only at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - October 22, 2016

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Manila as QF19, October 22, 2016

Operated a special trade charter flight Sydney - Wellcamp - Shanghai as QF129 - October 23, 2016

This was the first international passenger service from Wellcamp

Current with Qantas Airways

 

F-WWKS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kununurra' in the standard livery at Toulouse Airport, November 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0330-015.)

VH-QPA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kununurra' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 18, 2010.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 0330-030.)

VH-QPA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kununurra' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2010.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0330-018.)

VH-QPA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kununurra' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 18, 2014.

(G. Louis Copyright Image 0330-052.)

VH-QPA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kununurra' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 18, 2014.

(G. Louis Copyright Image 0330-051.)