VH-QPI. Airbus A330-303. c/n 0705.
This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways - ?
Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France - 2005
Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A3 engines
First flown as 'F-WWKG' - October 11, 2005
Ferried Toulouse - Chateauroux for painting into the Qantas livery - October 12, 2005
Ferried Chateauroux - Toulouse on completion of the aircraft painting - October 26, 2005
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QPI - October 27, 2005
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
The aircraft was originally named 'Port Stephen' but it was changed to 'Cairns'
Accepted by Qantas ASirways at Toulouse, France - November 16, 2005
Departed Toulouse on delivery flight to Australia as QF6008 - November 17, 2005
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight as QF7628 - November 19, 2005
Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Melbourne
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF408 - November 21, 2005
Current with Qantas Airways
F-WWKG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Toulouse Airport, November 2005.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 0330-014.)