VH-QPG. Airbus A330-303. c/n 0603.
This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways - ?
Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France - 2004
Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A3 engines
First flown as 'F-WWYN' - May 03, 2004
Ferried Toulouse - Chateauroux for painting into the Qantas livery - May 05, 2004
Ferried Chateauroux - Toulouse in the Qantas livery - May 19, 2004
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QPG - July 12, 2004
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - July 22, 2004
The aircraft was named 'Mount Gambier'
Departed Toulouse on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6008 - July 25, 2004
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight as QF7628 - July 27, 2004
Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Melbourne
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Cairns as QF702 - August 01, 2004
Registered to Bronte Aircraft Ltd, Tokyo - February 18, 2005
Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator
Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - July 20, 2015
Current with Qantas Airways
VH-QPG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mount Gambia' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, November 2007.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0330-005.)