VH-QPD. Airbus A330-303. c/n 0574.


This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways - ?

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France - 2003

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A3 engines

First flown as 'F-WWYU' - January 09, 2004

This aircraft was retained in France by Airbus for test and development work on the new

more powerful General Electric GE CF6-80E1A3 engines - January - October 2004

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QPD - October 15, 2004

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - October 27, 2004

The aircraft was originally named 'Cowra' but it was changed to 'Port Macquarie'

Departed Toulouse on delivery flight to Australia as QF6008 - October 28, 2004

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight as QF7628 - November 01, 2004

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Darwin - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney - Hong Kong as QF187 - November 05, 2004

Current with Qantas Airways