VH-QPF. Airbus A330-303. c/n 0595.
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-WWKR' - March 29, 2004
Ferried Toulouse - Chateauroux for painting into the Qantas livery - March 31, 2004
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QPF - June 04, 2004
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - June 21, 2004
The aircraft was named 'Port Esperance'
Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6008 - June 21, 2004
Arrived Melbourne (Avalon) on completion of the delivery flight as QF7628 - June 23, 2004
Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Melbourne
Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6115 - July 02, 2004
Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Perth as QF575 - July 02, 2004
Current with Qantas Airways
VH-QPF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Esperance' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2007.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0330-004.)