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

 

VH-QPD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Macquarie' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 01, 2016.

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VH-QPD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Macquarie' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 01, 2016.

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VH-QPD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Macquarie' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 01, 2016.

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VH-QPD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Macquarie' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 20, 2016.

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VH-QPD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Macquarie' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 03, 2016.

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VH-QPD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Macquarie' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Perth Airport, August 18, 2018.

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