VH-QPB. Airbus A330-301. c/n 0558.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways - ?

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France - 2003

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A2 engines

First flown as 'F-WWYD' - October 10, 2003

Ferried Toulouse - Chateauroux for painting into the Qantas livery - October 13, 2003

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QPB - December 01, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - December 12, 2003

The aircraft was named 'Freycinet Peninsula'

Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6008 - December 13, 2003

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight as QF7628 - December 15, 2003

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Perth as QF485 - December 20, 2003

Underwent engine modifications to become an Airbus A330-303 - January 2005

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF487 - January 09, 2005

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

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - July 30, 2015

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-QPB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Freycinet Peninsula' in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0330-011.)

VH-QPB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Freycinet Peninsula' in the original livery at Perth Airport, March 17, 2010.

(R. Shaw Copyright Image 0330-031.)

VH-QPB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Freycinet Peninsula' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 25, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0330-161.)

VH-QPB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Freycinet Peninsula' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 18, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0330-159.)

VH-QPB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Freycinet Peninsula' in the revised livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 18, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 0330-160.)