VH-AFR. Boeing 717-23S. c/n 55062-5031.

Was also registered as: VH-VQD and VH-NXD.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Pembroke Capital Aircraft Ltd - ?

First flown at Long Beach as VH-AFR - ?

Powered by BMW Rolls Royce BR715A-130 engines

Configured to seat 115 passengers

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-AFR - August 07, 2000

Registered to Pembroke Capital Aircraft Ltd

Leased to Impulse Airlines as the registered operator

Accepted by Pembroke Capital Aircraft Ltd at Long Beach - August 17, 2000

Departed Long Beach on the delivery flight to Australia - August 20, 2000

Arrived at Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - August 24, 2000

Delivery route: Long Beach - Anchorage - Nome - Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky - Osaka (Kansai) - Manila -

Darwin - Newcastle

Operated first revenue service ? - ?

Operated final Impulse revenue service Hobart - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as VQ7311 - May 22, 2001

Impulse had entered into an agreement to operate services for Qantas as QantasLink - May 2001

Transferred to QantasLink but operated by Impulse - May 23, 2001

Operated first QantasLink revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart as QF987 - May 27, 2001

Ferried to Sydney (Richmond) for repainting into QantasLink livery - May 29, 2001

Operated the inaugural QantasLink Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Maroochydore service as QF882 - June 15, 2001

Reregistered VH-VQD - November 07, 2001

Leased to Impulse Airlines as the registered operator for QantasLink

Leased to Jetstar Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator - May 25, 2004

Operated last Jetstar service Brisbane - Newcastle as JQ389 - September 19, 2005

Ferried Newcastle - Sydney (Richmond) for repainting into QantasLink livery - September 20, 2005

Delivered Newcastle - Adelaide - Perth for use by QantasLink as QF7981 - October 09, 2005

National Jet Systems was awarded the contract to operated services for Qantas as QantasLink

Reregistered as VH-NXD - October 11, 2005

Registered to Allco Leasing MSN 55062 Pty Ltd, Sydney

Leased to National Jet Systems, Adelaide as the registered operator

Operated first QantasLink revenue service Perth - Port Headland as QF1810 - October 15, 2005

Registered to Allco Leasing MSN 55062 Pty Ltd - June 05, 2007

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Current with National Jet Systems / QantasLink

 

VH-AFR. Impulse Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 2000.

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VH-AFR. Impulse Airlines - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 2000.

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VH-AFR. Impulse Airlines - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 2000.

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VH-AFR. QantasLink - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

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VH-AFR. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 2001.

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VH-AFR. QantasLink - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 2001.

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VH-AFR. QantasLink - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 2001.

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VH-AFR. QantasLink - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 2001.

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VH-AFR. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 2001.

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VH-VQD. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 2001.

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VH-VQD. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 2001.

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VH-VQD. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 2003.

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VH-VQD. Jetstar - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 2004.

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VH-VQD. Jetstar - in the all-white livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2004.

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VH-VQD. Jetstar - in the all-white livery at Hobart Airport, July 2004.

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VH-VQD. Jetstar - in the all-white livery at Brisbrane Airport, February 2005.

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VH-VQD. Jetstar - in the all-white livery at Avalon Airport, March 17, 2005.

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VH-VQD. Jetstar - in the all-white livery at Avalon Airport, March 21, 2005.

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VH-VQD. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, October 2005.

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VH-NXD. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 19, 2007.

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VH-NXD. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 24, 2008.

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VH-NXD. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 13, 2008.

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VH-NXD. QantasLink - in the standard livery with additional 'Regional Airline Of The Year 2012' titles at Perth Airport, June 13, 2013.

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VH-NXD. QantasLink - in the standard livery with additional 'Regional Airline Of The Year 2012' titles at Perth Airport, June 18, 2013.

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VH-NXD. QantasLink - in the standard livery with additional 'Regional Airline Of The Year 2012' titles at Perth Airport, June 18, 2013.

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VH-NXD. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 29, 2013.

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VH-NXD. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, February 19, 2014.

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VH-NXD. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 23, 2014.

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VH-NXD. QantasLink - in the revised livery at Perth Airport, December 11, 2015.

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