VH-VQF. Boeing 717-231. c/n 55092-5077.

Was also registered as: VH-YQF and VH-NXK.


 

Ordered new by Trans World Airlines

Construction completed at Boeing Long Beach plant - June 2001

First flown as N2425A - August 2001

Aircraft powered by BMW Rolls Royce BR715A-130 engines

Airworthiness Test Flight performed - August 08, 2001

Airworthiness Certificate issued - August 21, 2001

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N2452A - August 21, 2001

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest

Sold to Pembroke 717 Leasing 55092 Ltd - August 20, 2001

Leased to Trans World Airlines as the registered operator

Handed over to Trans World Airlines - August 20, 2001

Transferred to American Airlines when airlines merged - December 02, 2001

Withdrawn from use and stored at Victorville, California - April 09, 2002

Aircraft had flown 1,262 hours with 1,185 cycles

Returned to Pembroke 717 Leasing - May 2002

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 09, 2002

Leased to Qantas for operation by QantasLink

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQF - May 10, 2002

Registered to Pembroke 717 Leasing

Leased to Impulse Airlines as the registered operator

Departed Victorville on delivery flight to Australia - May 17, 2002

Arrived Newcastle at conclusion of delivery flight - May 21, 2002

Delivery route: Victorville - Honolulu - Nadi - Newcastle

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

Operated inaugural Jetstar Brisbane - Melbourne (Avalon) - Brisbane service as JQ331/338 - June 01, 2004

Registered to Pembroke Aircraft Leasing Australia Pty Ltd - November 10, 2005

Withdrawn from Jetstar operations - January 12, 2006

Utilised on various charter flights

Reregistered as VH-YQF - February 15, 2006

Withdrawn from use and stored at Brisbane - 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Newcastle for storage - November 29, 2006

National Jet Systems awarded a contract to operate services for QantasLink

Reregistered as VH-NXK - March 01, 2007

Registered to Shire Aviation Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Adelaide - Perth as QF6201 - March 21, 2007

Entered service with QantasLink Perth - Broome as QF1928 - March 25, 2007

Current with National Jet / QantasLink

 


 

VH-VQF. QantasLink - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, August 2002.
VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the all-white livery without titles at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the white livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the white livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the white livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.
VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the white livery at Avalon Airport, March 2005.
VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the white livery at Avalon Airport, March 2005.
VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the white livery at Avalon Airport, March 2005.

VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the white livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-VQF. Jetstar - in the white livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-YQF. Jetstar - in the white livery at Melbourne Airport, May 2006.

VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Alice Springs Airport, June 2007.

VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Alice Springs Airport, June 2007.
VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2007.
VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Darwin Airport, August 2008.

VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 2010.

VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2010.
VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2010.
VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2010.
VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2010.
VH-NXK. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2010.