VH-YQT. Boeing 717-2BL. c/n 55179-5129.


 

Ordered new by Midwest Airlines, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Construction completed at the Boeing Long Beach plant - February 2004

Configured to seat 100 passengers

First flown at Long Beach as N917ME - March 01, 2004

Powered by BMW Rolls Royce RB715A-130 turbofan engines

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N916ME - March 13, 2004

Registered to McDonnell Douglas Corporation

Certificate of Airwothiness issued - March 13, 2004

Sold to Midwest Airlines Incorporated - March 16, 2004

Sold to U. S. Bank Na Trustee, Seattle - March 16, 2004

Leased to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator

Handed over to Midwest Airlines - March 16, 2004

Registered to U. S. Bank NA Trustee, Seattle - April 19, 2004

Lease to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator continued

Operated final Midwest revenue service - September 2008

Ferried Milwaukee - Victorville for storage after being returned to lessor - September 17, 2008

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

Sold to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation - February 10, 2009

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - February 12, 2009

Prepared for lease to Mexicana Click

Ferried Victorville - Mexico City in basic Midwest livery for Mexicana Click - September 2009

Leased to Mexicana Click as the registered operator - September 09, 2009

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

Ferried Mexico City - Tucson - Victorville for storage - December 14, 2010

Observed at Victorville in the standard Mexicana Click livery as N917ME - October 07, 2011

Observed at Victorville in the standard Mexicana Click livery as N917ME - May 08, 2013

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - July 24, 2013

Observed at Victorville in Mexicana Click livery being worked on - August 28, 2013

Ferried Victorville - El Paso - Jacksonville in Mexicana Click livery - August 30, 2013

Prepared for lease / sale to Qantas Airways Ltd

Departed Jacksonville as SXI-1072 on ferry flight to Australia in the QantasLink livery - October 27, 2013

Arrived Adelaide at the conclusion of the ferry flight - October 31, 2013

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

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - November 01, 2013

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YQT - November 04, 2013

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Adelaide - Brisbane as QF6201 - December 13, 2013

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Canberra as QF1545 - December 15, 2013

Current with QantasLink

 


 

VH-YQT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2015.
VH-YQT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2015.
VH-YQT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2015.
VH-YQT. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 2015.