VH-VQK. Boeing 717-231. c/n 55097-5095.

Was also registered as: VH-YQK and VH-NXQ.


 

Ordered new by Trans World Airlines

Entered onto the U. S. Aircraft Register as N430TW - December 2001

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest Trustee

Construction completed at Boeing Long Beach plant - December 2001

First flown at Long Beach as N430TW - December 12, 2001

Aircraft powered by BMW Rolls Royce BR715-130A engines

Aircraft configured to seat 100 passengers

Airworthiness Test Flight performed - December 12, 2001

Sold to Pembroke 717 Leasing 55097 Ltd - December 13, 2001

Ferried Long Beach - Kansas City, Missouri for storage having flown 17 hours and 11 cycles - December 13, 2001

Airworthiness Certificate issued - December 14, 2001

Cancelled from the U. S. Aircraft Register - April 30, 2001

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-VQK - April 30, 2002

Registered to Pembroke Aircraft Leasing Australia Pty Ltd

Leased to Impulse Airlines Pty Ltd as registered operator

Departed Victorville on delivery flight to Australia - May 14, 2002

Arrived Newcastle at conclusion of delivery flight - May 17, 2002

Operated first QantasLink revenue service - June 2002

Operated final QantasLink revenue service - ?

Transferred to Jetstar - May 25, 2004

Ferried Sydney (Richmond) - Newcastle following repainting into full Jetstar livery - July 1, 2004

Operated first service in new livery Newcastle - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ371 - July 3, 2004

Operated the inaugural Jetstar Brisbane - Townsville service as JQ754 - October 30, 2005

Reregistered as VH-YQK - November 10, 2005

Operated the inaugural Jetstar daily Adelaide - Brisbane - Adelaide service - February 1, 2006

Operated the inaugural daily Adelaide - Sydney - Adelaide service - February 1, 2006

Withdrawn from Jetstar service and stored - April 1, 2006

National Jet Systems awarded contract to operate services for QantasLink

Operating certificate transferred to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd - July 10, 2007

Reregistered as VH-NXQ - September 5, 2007

Ferried Adelaide - Sydney (Richmond) for repainting - October 11, 2007

Registered to Shire Aviation Australia Pty Ltd - February 29, 2008

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as registered operator

Current with QantasLink - 2012

 


VH-VQK. QantasLink - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, October 2002.
VH-VQK. Jetstar - in the full livery at Sydney Airport, August 2004.

VH-VQK. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, September 2004.

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

VH-VQK. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, December 2004.

VH-VQK. Jetstar - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2005.

VH-VQK. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, January 2005.

VH-YQK. Jetstar - in the full livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2006.

VH-YQK. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.
VH-YQK. Jetstar - in the full livery at Melbourne Airport, date unknown.

VH-NXQ. Jetstar - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2007.

VH-NXQ. Jetstar - in the full livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2007.
VH-NXQ. QantasLink - in the new livery at Darwin Airport, June 2008.

VH-NXQ. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2009.

VH-NXQ. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2009.
VH-NXQ. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2009.

VH-NXQ. QantasLink - in the new livery at Adelaide Airport, November 2009.

VH-NXQ. QantasLink - in the full livery at Perth Airport, March 2010.
VH-NXQ. QantasLink - in the revised livery at Perth Airport, March 2013.