VH-YQU. Boeing 717-2BL. c/n 55180-5132.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Midwest Airlines, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Construction completed at the Boeing Long Beach plant - May 2004

Configured to seat 100 passengers

First flown at Long Beach as N918ME - May 26, 2004

Powered by BMW Rolls Royce RB715A-130 turbofan engines

The Air Worthiness Test flown - June 04, 2004

Certificate of Airwothiness issued - July 15, 2004

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N918ME - July 15, 2004

Registered to U. S. Bank NA Trustee, Seattle

Leased to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator

Handed over to Midwest Airlines at Long Beach - July 15, 2004

Operated final Midwest revenue service - September 2008

Ferried Milwaukee - Victorville for storage after being returned to lessor - September 22, 2008

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

Sold to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation - February 2009

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - February 10, 2009

Ferried Victorville - Miami for preparation for lease to Mexicana Click

Observed at Miami in the Mexicana Click livery - March 25, 2009

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 26, 2009

Entered onto the Mexican Aircraft Register as XA-CLB - March 26, 2009

Leased to Mexicana Click as the registered operator

Observed at Mexico City in service with Mexicana Click - April 03, 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 N795BC - January 22, 2011

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle

Ferried Mexico City - Tucson - Victorville for storage - January 22, 2011

Observed at Victorville in full Mexicana Click livery as N795BC - October 07, 2011

Ferried Victorville - El Paso - Jacksonville in the Mexicana Click livery - 2013

Prepared for lease / sale to Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Departed Jacksonville on the ferry flight to Australia in the QantasLink livery as SXI1098 - December 17, 2013

Arrived Adelaide on completion of the ferry flight - December 21, 2013

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

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - December 23, 2013

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YQU - December 24, 2013

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Adelaide - Canberra as QF6200 - February 14, 2014

Operated first revenue service Canberra - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF1510 - February 15, 2014

The aircraft was damaged on the ground at Brisbane during a wild storm - November 13, 2016

To view further details on this accident please click 'HERE'

Observed stored at Brisbane with damaged fuselage areas tapped over - January 16, 2017

Current with QantasLink

 

N795BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, December 21, 2013.

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N795BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, December 21, 2013.

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N795BC. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, December 21, 2013.

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VH-YQU. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, February 02, 2014.

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VH-YQU. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, February 09, 2014.

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VH-YQU. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 16, 2014.

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VH-YQU. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 23, 2015.

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VH-YQU. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 23, 2015.

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VH-YQU. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, December 05, 2015.

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VH-YQU. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 03, 2016.

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VH-YQU. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, December 17, 2016.

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