VH-VQJ. Boeing 717-231. c/n 55096-5093.

Was also registered as: VH-YQJ and VH-NXO.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Trans World Airlines - ?

Construction completed at the Boeing Long Beach plant - November 2001

First flown at Long Beach as N429TW - November 18, 2001

Aircraft powered by BMW Rolls Royce BR715-130A engines

Aircraft was configured to seat 100 passengers

Airworthiness Test Flight performed - November 18, 2001

Accepted by Trans World Airlines at Long Beach - November 29, 2001

Sold to Pembroke 717 Leasing 55096 Ltd - November 29, 2001

Leased to Trans World Airlines as the registered operator

Airworthiness Certificate issued - November 30, 2001

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N429TW - November 30, 2001

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee

Ferried to Victorville for storage having flown 18 hours and 12 cycles - December 02, 2001

Ownership transferred to American Airlines when the airlines merged - December 02, 2001

Returned to Pembroke 717 Leasing Ltd - April 30, 2002

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

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

Leased to Impulse Airlines Pty Ltd - April 30, 2002

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VQJ - April 30, 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 08, 2002

Arrived Newcastle on completion of the ferry flight - May 11, 2002

Operated first revenue service - May 23, 2002

Transferred to Jetstar - May 25, 2004

Repainted into the special Jetstar Avis / Budget livery - July 2005

Returned to service - July 25, 2005

Reregistered as VH-YQJ - January 18, 2006

Registered to Pembroke Aircraft Leasing Australia Pty Ltd

Leased to Jetstar Airlines Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service Newcastle - Melbourne (Avalon) as JQ371 - January 19, 2006

Operated last Jetstar revenue service Melbourne (Avalon) - Brisbane as JQ358 - May 08, 2006

Withdrawn from use and stored at Brisbane - June 01, 2006

Returned to service Brisbane - Adelaide - Brisbane - Newcastle as JQ612/611/3851 - June 07, 2006

This was to cover the breakdown of the Jetstar Airbus A320 VH-VQA

Withdrawn from use and stored at Newcastle - June 07, 2006

Ferried Newcastle - Adelaide for storage - June 08, 2006

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

Reregistered as VH-NXO - July 19, 2007

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Adeliade - Perth as QF6200 - August 23, 2007

Operated first QantasLink revenue service Perth - Port Headland as QF1810 - August 25, 2007

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

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Current with National Jet and operated for QantasLink

 

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

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VH-VQJ. QantasLink - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 2002.

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VH-VQJ. QantasLink - in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 2002.

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VH-VQJ. QantasLink - in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2003.

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VH-VQJ. Jetstar - in the all-white livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 2004.

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VH-VQJ. Jetstar - in the 'Avis' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2005.

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VH-VQJ. Jetstar - in the 'Avis' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2005.

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VH-VQJ. Jetstar - in the 'Budget' livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2005.

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VH-VQJ. Jetstar - in the 'Budget' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 15, 2005.

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VH-VQJ. Jetstar - in the 'Avis' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 22, 2005.

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VH-YQJ. Jetstar - in the 'Budget' livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2006.

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VH-YQJ. Jetstar - in the 'Budget' livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2006.

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VH-YQJ. Jetstar - in the 'Avis' livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2006.

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VH-NXO. Jetstar - in the 'Avis' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 23, 2007.

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VH-NXO. Jetstar - in the 'Budget' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 23, 2007.

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VH-NXO. Jetstar - in the 'Budget' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 23, 2007.

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VH-NXO. Jetstar - in the 'Budget' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 23, 2007.

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VH-NXO. Jetstar - in the 'Budget' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 23, 2007.

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VH-NXO. Jetstar - in the 'Budget' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 23, 2007.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 04, 2007.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 05, 2007.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 03, 2008.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Alice Springs Airport, September 2009.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 30, 2011.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 11, 2011.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 15, 2011.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 15, 2011.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 15, 2011.

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VH-NXO. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, September 20, 2015.

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