VH-YQS. Boeing 717-2BL. c/n 55178-5128.


 

Ordered new by Midwest Airlines, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Construction completed at Boeing Long Beach plant - January 2004

Configured to seat 100 passengers

First flown at Long Beach as N916ME - February 12, 2004

Powered by BMW Rolls Royce RB715A-130 turbofan engines

Sold to Midwest Airlines Incorporated - March 17, 2004

Sold to U. S. Bank Na Trustee, Seattle - March 17, 2004

Certificate of Airwothiness issued - March 19, 2004

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N916ME - March 19, 2004

Registered to U. S. Bank Na Trustee, Seattle

Leased to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator

Operated final Midwest revenue service - October 2008

Ferried Milwaukee - Victorville as MEP7616 for storage after being returned to lessor - October 10, 2008

Observed stored at Victorville in full Midwest livery - January 05, 2009

Sold to Boeing Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - December 10, 2009

Registered to Boeing Equipment Company Corporation, Seattle - February 11, 2009

Prepared for lease to Mexicana Click

Ferried Victorville - Miami as SXA616 in Midwest livery for Mexicana Click - April 17, 2009

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - June 18, 2009

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-CLE - June 18, 2009

Registered to Boeing Equipment Company Corporation, Seattle

Leased to Mexicana Click as the registered operator

Accepted by Mexicana at Miami - June 18, 2009

Observed at Mexico City in service with Mexicana Click - July 10, 2009

Mexicana Click ceased operations and the aircraft was stored at Mexico City - August 28, 2010

Cancelled from the Mexican Aircraft Register - January 2011

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N406BC - January 19, 2011

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seatle

Ferried Mexico City - Tucson - Victorville for storage - January 21, 2011

Observed at Victorville in full Mexicana Click livery as N406BC - October 07, 2011

Observed at Victorville in full Mexicana Click livery as N406BC - May 08, 2013

Ferried Victorville - El Paso - Jacksonville in full Mexicana Click livery - August 02, 2013

Prepared for lease / sale to Qantas Airways Ltd

Departed Jacksonville as SXI-1078 on ferry flight to Australia in full QantasLink livery - September 23, 2013

Arrived Adelaide (11:05 local) at conclusion of ferry flight - September 27, 2013

Ferry route: Jacksonville - Billings - Anchorage - Magadan - Chitose - Cebu - Darwin - Adelaide

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - September 27, 2013

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YQS - October 01, 2013

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Test flown at Adelaide Airport - November 13, 2013

Ferried Adelaide - Brisbane as QF6200 - November 18, 2013

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Canberra as QF1545 - November 19, 2013

Current with QantasLink

 


 

N916ME. Midwest - in the final livery at an unknown airport, April 2005.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
N406BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 2013.
VH-YQS. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, October 2014.
VH-YQS. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Sydney Airport, October 2014.