VH-SMH. Boeing 717-23S. c/n 55063-5034.

Was also registered as: VH-VQE and VH-NXE.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Pembroke Capital Aircraft Ltd

Construction completed at Boeing Long Beach plant - August 2000

First flown at Long Beach as VH-SMH - ?

Powered by BMW Rolls Royce RB715A-130 engines

Observed at Long Beach in the Impulse Airlines livery - August 18, 2000

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-SMH - August 23, 2000

Registered to Pembroke Capital Aircraft Ltd

Leased to Impulse Airlines as the registered operator

Accepted by Pembroke Capital Aircraft Ltd at Long Beach - September 05, 2000

Departed Long Beach on the delivery flight to Australia - September 06, 2000

Arrived Newcastle on completion of the delivery flight - September 08, 2000

Delivery route: Long Beach - Anchorage - Petropavlovsk Kamchatsky - Osaka - Manila - Darwin - Newcastle

Operated first Impulse revenue service ? - ?

Operated final Impulse revenue service ? - May 22, 2001

Impulse Airlines ceased scheduled domestic services - May 22, 2001

Impulse Airlines entered into an agreement to operate services for Qantas via QantasLink

Ferried Newcastle - Sydney (Richmond) for repainting into the QantasLink livery - May 23, 2001

Transferred to QantasLink but operated by Impulse - May 27, 2001

Ferried Sydney (Richmond) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) in the QantasLink livery - May 29, 2001

Operated first QantasLink revenue service ? - ?

Operated inaugural QantasLink service Sydney (KIngsford Smith) - Newcastle as QF860 - June 17, 2001

Reregistered as VH-VQE - November 02, 2001

Registered to Pembroke Capital Aircraft Ltd

Leased to Impulse Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Leased to Jetstar Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator - December 23, 2003

Observed at Melbourne (Tullamarine) in an all-white livery - April 04, 2004

Transferred to Jetstar - May 25, 2004

Operated last Jetstar revenue service Newcastle - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ377 - April 30, 2005

Ferried Melbourne - Adelaide - Perth on delivery to National Jet Systems - June 02, 2005

National Jet Systems was awarded the contract to operate services for QantasLink

Reregistered as VH-NXE - June 24, 2005

Leased to National Jet Systems as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service Perth - Port Headland as QF1810 - July 01, 2005

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

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Aircraft substantially structural damaged during a heavy landing at Darwin Airport - February 07, 2008

Operating QantasLink service Cairns - Nhulunbuy (Gove) - Darwin as QF1944 with 88 passengers and 6 crew

Cleared to fly a visual approach to runway 29 the crew follow to elected to carry out an ILS approach

Aircraft was above the glideslope for majority of this approach which exceeded the operator's stabilised approach criteria

To view and download the ATSB accident investigation report click 'HERE'

Ferried Darwin - Adelaide after initial repairs had been carried out - May 02, 2008

Ferried Adelaide - Perth following repairs in Adelaide as QF6201 - May 16, 2008

Returned to service Perth - Paraburdoo as QF1822 - May 17, 2008

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, S ydney - October 12, 2015

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide as the registered operator

Current with QantasLink

 

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

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

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VH-SMH. Impulse Airlines - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2000.

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

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

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VH-VQE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 2001.

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VH-VQE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 2002.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, July 19, 2007.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, July 24, 2007.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, August 23, 2007.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, January 17, 2008.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, January 21, 2008.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, February 21, 2009.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, April 07, 2009.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, June 12, 2009.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, April 24, 2013.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, June 16, 2013.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, June 16, 2013.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, September 01, 2013.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, October 24, 2013.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, November 22, 2013.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, December 03, 2013.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, February 18, 2014.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the original livery at Perth Airport, February 19, 2014.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 17, 2016.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-NXE. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, June 17, 2016.

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