VH-QPJ. Airbus A330-303. c/n 0712.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways - ?

Rolled off Airbus production line at Toulouse, France in primer - September 2005

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80E1A3 engines

Engine test runs performed - November 28, 2005

Rejected take-off performed - November 29, 2005

First flown as 'F-WWYM' in the standard Qantas livery - November 30, 2005

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-QPJ - December 05, 2005

Registered to Qantas A332 Leasing 6 Pty Ltd

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

The aircraft was named 'Port Stephens'

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Toulouse, France - December 19, 2005

Ferried Toulouse - Singapore on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6010 - December 20, 2005

Ferried Singapore - Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight QF7628 - December 23, 2005

Delivery route: Toulouse - Singapore - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hong Kong as QF83 - January 01, 2006

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - June 22, 2009

Operated last service in the standard livery Perth - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6003 - October 09, 2016

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Victorville for repainting as QF6003 - October 10, 2016

Ferry route: Sydney - Honolulu - Victorville

Repainted at Victorville into the new Qantas 2017 corporate livery

This livery will feature on the Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliners

This is the first aircraft in the existing Qantas fleet to acquire the new livery

Departed Victorville on the ferry flight to Australia as QF6004 - October 25, 2016

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the ferry flight - October 27, 2016

Ferry route: Victorville - Kona - Sydney

Presented to the press and public at the Rebranding Launch at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - October 27, 2016

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore as QF5 - October 27, 2016

Flown Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF448 - February 08, 2017

Observed at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) with 'Rainbow' Qantas titles and revised tail logo - February 09, 2017

The modified titles were applied as Qantas is a major sponsor of the Sydney Mardi Gra 2017

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF433 - February 10, 2017

Operated Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Singapore as QF37 - February 10, 2017

Current with Qantas

 

VH-QPJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Stephens' in the original livery at Perth Airport, November 19, 2013.

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VH-QPJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Stephens' in the original livery at Perth Airport, November 20, 2013.

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VH-QPJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Stephens' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, November 02, 2015.

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VH-QPJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Stephens' in the new livery with additional 'Official Airline Partner of Sydney Mardi Gras' titles and tail logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 26, 2017.

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VH-QPJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Stephens' in the new livery with additional 'Official Airline Partner of Sydney Mardi Gras' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 26, 2017.

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VH-QPJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Stephens' in the new livery with additional 'Official Airline Partner of Sydney Mardi Gras' titles at Brisbane Airport, April 30, 2017.

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VH-QPJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Stephens' in the new livery with additional 'Official Airline Partner of Sydney Mardi Gras' titles at Brisbane Airport, April 30, 2017.

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VH-QPJ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Stephens' in the new livery with additional 'Official Airline Partner of Sydney Mardi Gras' titles at Brisbane Airport, May 2017.

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