VH-NXR. Boeing 717-2BL. c/n 55168-5118.

 

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

Construction completed at Boeing Long Beach plant - March 2003

Configured to seat 100 passengers

First flown at Long Beach as 'N904ME' - April 2003

Powered by BMW Rolls Royce RB715A-130 turbofan engines

Certification test flight performed - April 20, 2003

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N904ME - April 20, 2003

Registered to Midwest Airlines

Sold by McDonnell Douglas Corporation to Midwest Airlines - April 25, 2003

Sold by Midwest Airlines to U. S. Bank NA Trustee - April 25, 2003

Leased to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator

Accepted by Midwest Airlines at Long Beach, California - April 25, 2003

Registered to U. S. Bank NA Trustee - June 04, 2003

Leased to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator

Operated final Midwest revenue service to Milwaukee - November 02, 2009

Midwest Airlines ceased operations - November 03, 2003

Ferried Milwaukee - Victorville for storage after being returned to lessor - November 11, 2009

Observed stored at Victorville in the basic Midwest livery without titles or logo - November 12, 2009

Sold to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - December 10, 2009

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - December 22, 2009

The potential lease to Mexicana Click was not taken up - January 01, 2010

Observed stored at Victorville in the basic Midwest livery as N904ME - November 15, 2011

Ferried Victorville - El Paso - Miami as SXA883 - December 05, 2011

Departed Miami on the ferry flight to Australia as SXA918 - April 02, 2012

Arrived Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the ferry flight - April 08, 2012

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

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 09, 2012

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NXR - April 10, 2012

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth - May 05, 2012

Operated first QantasLink revenue service Perth - Paraburdoo as QF1806 - May 26, 2012

Current with QantasLink

 

N904ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 08, 2012.

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N904ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 09, 2012.

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VH-NXR. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 01, 2012.

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VH-NXR. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 05, 2012.

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VH-NXR. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 19, 2012.

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VH-NXR. QantasLink - in the standard livery with additional 'Regional Airline Of The Year' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 02, 2012.

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VH-NXR. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 05, 2014.

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VH-NXR. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 18, 2014.

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VH-NXR. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 18, 2014.

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VH-NXR. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 14, 2017.

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