VH-VQH. Boeing 717-231. c/n 55094-5084.

It was also registered as: VH-YQH and VH-NXM.

 

Construction of this aircraft was completed at Boeing Long Beach plant - September 2001

First flown as N2427A - September 2001

The aircraft was powered by BMW Rolls Royce BR715A-130 engines

The Airworthiness Test Flight was performed - September 24, 2001

Airworthiness Certificate issued - October 03, 2001

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N2427A - October 03, 2001

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee

Leased to Trans World Airlines as the registered operator

Accepted by Trans World Airlines - September 28, 2001

Sold to Pembroke 717 Leasing 55094 Ltd - September 28, 2001

Leased to Trans World Airlines as the registered operator

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

Withdrawn from use and stored at Victorville, California - April 07, 2002

The aircraft had flown 967 hours with 885 cycles

Returned to Pembroke 717 Leasing 55094 Ltd - May 2002

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - May 10, 2002

Impulse had entered into an agreement to operate services for Qantas Airways as QantasLink - May 2001

Leased to Impulse Airlines, Australia

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQH - May 17, 2002

Registered to Pembroke 717 Leasing Ltd

Leased to Impulse Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Departed Victorville on the ferry flight to Australia - May 31, 2002

Arrived Newcastle on completion of the ferry flight - June 07, 2002

Operated first QantasLink revenue service - ?

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

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

Painted in gold fuselage colors with 'LYNXjet' titles at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - November 16, 2005

Did not enter service with these titles but retained the fuselage colors, as the promotional deal was cancelled

To read about why the promotional deal was terminated click 'HERE'

Entered Jetstar service wearing special Christmas & New Year messages - December 10, 2005

'Christmas' & 'New Year' titles were removed at Sydney (Richmond) - January 2006

'Domino's Pizza' & 'Puffection' titles unveiled at Newcastle - February 01, 2006

Reregistered as VH-YQH - February 01, 2006

Leased to Jetstar Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated 'last' Jetstar service Brisbane - Newcastle as JQ389 - May 04, 2006

Returned to service to cover breakdown of Airbus A320 VH-VQA - June 07, 2006

Operated 'last' Jetstar service Adelaide (West Beach) - Brisbane as JQ611 - June 08, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Tamworth for storage - December 21, 2006

National Jet Systems had been awarded the contract to operate services for QantasLink

Reregistered as VH-NXM - May 16, 2007

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Lyd as the registered operator

Ferried Adelaide (West Beach) - Perth as QF6200 - June 03, 2007

Operated first QantasLink revenue service Perth - Karratha as QF1914 - June 06, 2007

Registered to Shire Aviation Australia Pty Ltd - December 20, 2007

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Current with QantasLink

 

VH-VQH. QantasLink - in the basic American Airlines livery at an unknown airport, May 2002.

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VH-VQH. QantasLink - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 2002.

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VH-VQH. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 2002.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the original white livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 2004.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the original white livery at Launceston Airport, August 2004.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the original white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the 'Lynx Jet' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 2005.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 2005.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 2005.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Ho! Ho! Ho!' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 19, 2005.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Ho! Ho! Ho!' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 2005.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Happy New Year' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 2005.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Happy New Year' titles at Brisbane Airport, January 2006.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Happy New Year' titles at Brisbane Airport, January 2006.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Happy New Year' titles at Brisbane Airport, January 2006.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Happy New Year' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 22, 2006.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Happy New Year' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 22, 2006.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Ho! Ho! Ho!' titles at Coolangatta Airport, January 2006.

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VH-VQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Ho! Ho! Ho!' titles at Brisbane Airport, January 2006.

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VH-YQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Dominos Pizza Puffection' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, date unknown.

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VH-YQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Dominos Pizza Puffection' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 18, 2006.

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VH-YQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Dominos Pizza Puffection' titles at Brisbane Airport, June 2006.

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VH-YQH. Jetstar - in the basic 'Lynx Jet' livery with additional 'Dominos Pizza Puffection' titles at Brisbane Airport, June 2006.

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VH-YQH. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 16, 2007.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 03, 2007.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 03, 2007.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 03, 2007.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 03, 2007.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, May 28, 2009.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Alice Springs Airport, July 2009.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 12, 2010.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery with additional 'Regional Airline Of The Year 2012' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 09, 2013.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery with additional 'Regional Airline Of The Year 2012' titles at Perth Airport, June 13, 2013.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, February 18, 2014.

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VH-NXM. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 05, 2018.

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