VH-NXJ. Boeing 717-2BL. c/n 55166-5116.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Midwest Airlines, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Construction completed at the Boeing Long Beach plant - January 2003

Configured to seat 100 passengers

First flown at Long Beach - February 10, 2003

Powered by BMW Rolls Royce RB715A-130 turbofan engines

Certification test flight performed - February 25, 2003

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N902ME - February 25, 2003

Registered to Midwest Airlines

Sold by McDonnell Douglas Corporation to Midwest Airlines - February 28, 2003

Sold by Midwest Airlines to U. S. Bank NA Trustee - February 28, 2003

Leased to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator

Accepted by Midwest Airlines at Long Beach, California - February 28, 2003

Departed Long Beach on the ferry flight to Kansas City as MEP6400 - February 28, 2003

Performed a promotional flight Kansas City - Kansas City for invited guests as MEP6401 - February 28, 2003

Ferried Kansas City - Milwaukee as MEP6402 - February 28, 2003

Formal company promotional 'roll-out' carried out at Milwaukee - March 01, 2003

Operated first revenue service Milwaukee - Philadelphia as MEP610 - March 18, 2003

Registered to U. S. Bank NA Trustee - March 19, 2003

Leased to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator

Ferried Milwaukee - Victorville for storage after being returned to lessor as MEP9002 - September 09, 2009

Observed stored at Victorville in the basic Midwest livery without titles or logo - October 15, 2009

Sold to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - October 22, 2009

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - November 02, 2009

Ferried Victorville - Mexico City in basic Midwest livery for maintenance - December 02, 2009

Leased to Mexicana Click as the registered operator - December 02, 2009

Mexicana Click ceased operations - August 28, 2010

Aircraft withdrawn from use and stored at Mexico City - August 28, 2010

Ferried Mexico City - Tucson - Victorville on return to lessor - December 14, 2010

Observed stored at Victorville in the standard Mexicana Click livery as N902ME - October 07, 2011

Observed at Miami in the standard QantasLink livery as 'N902ME' - February 02, 2012

Departed Miami on the ferry flight to Australia - May 04, 2012

Arrived Adelaide on completion of the ferry flight in standard QantasLink livery - May 07, 2012

Ferry route: Miami - Billings - Anchorage - Magadan - Manila - Darwin - Adelaide

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 10, 2012

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NXJ - May 11, 2012

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Adelaide - Perth - May 26, 2012

Operated first QantasLink revenue service Perth - Karratha as QF1908 - May 27, 2012

Current with QantasLink

 

N902ME. Midwest - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, March 2003.

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N902ME. Midwest - in the standard livery at Denver Airport, June 2006.

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N902ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 08, 2012.

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N902ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 08, 2012.

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N902ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 08, 2012.

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N902ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 08, 2012.

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N902ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 08, 2012.

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VH-NXJ. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 14, 2012.

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VH-NXJ. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 16, 2012.

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VH-NXJ. QantasLink - in the standard livery with additional 'Regional Airline of the Year' titles at Perth Airport, June 13, 2013.

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VH-NXJ. QantasLink - in the standard livery with additional 'Regional Airline of the Year' titles at Adelaide Airport, June 15, 2013.

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VH-NXJ. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, August 03, 2015.

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