VH-VQI. Boeing 717-231. c/n 55095-5087.

Was also registered as: VH-YQI and VH-NXN.


 

Ordered new by Trans World Airlines

Construction completed at Boeing Long Beach plant - October 2001

First flown N428TW - October 2001

Aircraft powered by BMW Rolls Royce BR715A-130 engines

Airworthiness Test Flight performed - October 19, 2001

Airworthiness Certificate issued - November 09, 2001

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N428TW - November 09, 2001

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee

Accepted by Trans World Airlines at Long Beach - November 07, 2001

Sold to Pembroke 717 Leasing 55095 Ltd - November 07, 2001

Leased to Trans World Airlines as the registered operator

Placed in storage at Kansas City, Missouri - November 2001

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

Ferried to Victorville, California for storage - December 2001

Aircraft had flown 29 hours with 28 cycles

Returned to Pembroke 717 Leasing Ltd - April 30, 2002

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 30, 2002

Prepared for lease to Impulse Airlines Pty Ltd

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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQI - April 30, 2002

Registered to Pembroke Aircraft Leasing Australia Pty Ltd

Leased to Impulse Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Departed Victorville on delivery flight to Australia - May 04, 2002

Arrived Newcastle at conclusion of delivery flight - May 08, 2002

Operated first QantasLink revenue service - May 16, 2002

Subject of attempted hijacking on flight Melbourne - Hobart - May 29, 2003

To view more information regarding this incident click 'HERE'

Operated last QantasLink service Sydney - Melbourne as QF1648 - April 18, 2004

Ferried Melbourne - Sydney (Richmond) for repainting into full Jetstar livery - ?

Ferried Sydney (Richmond) - Newcastle in new Jetstar livery - April 27, 2004

This was the first Boeing 717 to be painted in the full Jetstar 'silver' livery

Ferried Newcastle - Sydney as JQ? at night - May 09, 2004

Rolled out at Sydney Airport for full media launch - May 10, 2004

Performed promotional flight Sydney - Gold Coast - Sydney as JQ? - May 12, 2004

Operated QantasLink service Sydney - Maroochydore - Sydney as QF1726 / 1587 - May 13, 2004

Performed promotional flight Sydney - Brisbane - Sydney as JQ? - May 14, 2004

Performed promotional flight Sydney - Mackay - Sydney as JQ? - May 21, 2004

Transferred to Jetstar - May 25, 2004

Operated first Jetstar revenue service Sydney - Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney as JQ301/306 - June 01, 2004

Rergistered as VH-YQI - January 25, 2006

Registered to Pembroke Aircraft Leasing Australia Pty Ltd

Leased to Jetstar Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Withdrawn from use and stored - April 11, 2006

Returned to service Brisbane - Newcastle as JQ389 - June 17, 2006

Withdrawn from use at Brisbane - June 20, 2006

Ferried Brisbane - Tamworth for storage - December 21, 2006

Ferried Tamworth - Newcastle for storage - April 30, 2007

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

Reregistered as VH-NXN - December 20, 2007

Registered to Shire Aviation Australia Pty Ltd, Melbourne

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Current with QantasLink

 


 

VH-VQI. QantasLink - in the original livery at Sydney Airport, August 2002.

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

VH-VQI. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, November 2002.

VH-VQI. QantasLink - in the original livery at Melbourne Airport, December 2002.

VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, June 2004.

VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2004.

VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2004.

VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, March 2005.

VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Avalon Airport, March 2005.

VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, April 2005.

VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2005.

VH-VQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, October 2004.

VH-YQI. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, February 2006.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2007.

VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2007.

VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2007.

VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2007.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Alice Springs Airport, August 2008.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Alice Springs Airport, October 2009.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Perth Airport, March 2010.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, December 2011.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, December 2011.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, December 2011.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, December 2011.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, December 2011.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 2013.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 2013.
VH-NXN. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 2013.