VH-VQA. Boeing 717-2BD/26R. c/n 55001-5002.

Was also registered as: VH-NXF.


 

Construction completed at Boeing Long Beach plant - October 1998

Original registration of N295MD was not taken up

First flown at Long Beach as N717XB - October 26, 1998

Powered by BMW RB715A-130 turbofan engines

Observed at Yuma as N717XB in primer only - February 27, 1999

Utilised for test purposes before being placed in storage - November 1999

Original option by Wuhan Airlines (China) was not taken up

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQA - December 19, 2000

Reregistered to Impulse Airlines

Observed at Long Beach in full Impulse Airlines livery - January 24, 2001

Aircraft designation changed to Boeing 717-26R

Departed Long Beach on delivery flight to Australia - February 7, 2001

Arrived Newcastle at conclusion of delivery flight in the 'Cockatoo' livery - February 9, 2001

Delivery route: Long Beach - Kansas City - Keflavik - Shannon - Basle - Cairo -

Muscat - Colombo - Singapore - Brisbane - Newcastle

Operated first revenue service Newcastle - Sydney - Melbourne as VQ7108 - February 12, 2001

Operated final Impulse revenue service Sydney - Newcastle - May 22, 2001

Impulse Airlines ceased scheduled trunk services - May 22, 2001

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

Transferred to QantasLink but operated by Impulse in full 'cockatoo' livery - May 27, 2001

Operated QantasLink proving flight Sydney - Coolangatta - Mackay - Hamilton Island - May 29, 2001

Operated inaugural QantasLink Sydney - Coolangatta service as QF902 - June 1, 2001

Ferried Sydney (KSA) - Sydney (Richmond) as QF6803 for repainting into QantasLink livery - August 3, 2001

Ferried Sydney (Richmond) - Sydney (KSA) as QF6801 in full QantasLink livery - August 9, 2001

Returned to service Sydney - Coolangatta as QF910 - August 9, 2001

Leased to Boeing for demonstation to Cebu Air - March 1 to March 3, 2004

Departed Newcastle on ferry flight to Manila as QF6900 - March 1, 2004

Ferry route: Newcastle - Darwin - Manila

Demonstrated to Cebu Pacific Air at Manila - March 2, 2004

Ferried Manila - Darwin - Newcastle as QF6905 - March 3, 2004

Transferred to Jetstar Airways - May 25, 2004

Observed at Sydney in all-white livery without titles or logo - March 30, 2004

Observed at Sydney in all-white livery with 'Jetstar.com' and 'All day, every day, low fares' titles - June 21, 2005

Operated last Jetstar revenue service Sydney - Hobart as JQ79 - July 11, 2005

Ferried Hobar t- Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ7984 and withdrawn from service - July 11, 2005

Registered to MDFC Spring Company, Renton - August 2, 2005

Reregistered as VH-NXF - August 15, 2005

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as registered operator - August 15, 2005

Ferried Richmond-Adelaide in full QantasLink livery as VH-NXF - August 17, 2005

Ferried Adelaide - Perth as JQ7981 - August 26, 2005

Operated first revenue service Perth - Karratha as QF1914 - September 2, 2005

Operated final QantasLink revenue service Kalgoorlie - Perth as QF1896 - August 25, 2007

Ferried Perth - Adelaide as QF6200 for storage - August 26, 2007

Observed stored at Adelaide Airport in full QantasLink livery minus one engine - May 6, 2008

Ferried Adelaide - Sydney (Richmond) for repainting into Hawaiian Airlines livery - October 26, 2008

Ferried Sydney (Richmond) - Adelaide as QF6200 in full Hawaiian Airlines livery - November 3, 2008

Leased to Hawaiian Airlines - December 1, 2008

Departed Adelaide on delivery flight to Hawaii - December 20, 2008

Arrived Honolulu at conclusion of delivery flight - December 21, 2008

Delivery route: Adelaide - Cairns - Noumea - Honolulu

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - December 24, 2008

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N488HA - December 29, 2008

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest

Leased to Hawaiian Airlines as registered operator

Aircraft named 'Puai'ohi'

Sold to Hawaiian Airlines - June 28, 2011

Current with Hawaiian Airlines - 2012

 


 

VH-VQA. Impulse - in the special 'cockatoo' livery at Sydney Airport, February 2001.

VH-VQA. Impulse - in the special 'cockatoo' livery at Melbourne Airport, May 2001.

VH-VQA. Impulse - in the special 'cockatoo' livery at Melbourne Airport, May 2001.

VH-VQA. Impulse - in the special 'cockatoo' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2001.1.

VH-VQA. Impulse - in the special 'cockatoo' livery at Sydney Airport, July 2001.

VH-VQA. Impulse - in the special 'cockatoo' livery at Melbourne Airport, July 2001.

VH-VQA. QantasLink - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, date unknown.

VH-VQA. QantasLink - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, September 2001.

VH-VQA. QantasLink - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, September 2001.

VH-VQA. QantasLink - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, November 2002.

VH-VQA. Jetstar - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Airport, April 2004.
VH-VQA. Jetstar - in the white livery at Avalon Airport, March 2005.

VH-VQA. Jetstar - in the white livery at Avalon Airport, March 2005.

VH-VQA. Jetstar - in the white livery at Melbourne's Tullamarine Airport, August 2005.

VH-NXF. QantasLink - in the new livery at Perth Airport, October 2005.

VH-NXF. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, April 2006.

VH-NXF. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, April 2006.
VH-NXF. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, April 2006.

VH-NXF. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, August 2007.

VH-NXF. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, May 2008.