VH-YQV. Boeing 717-2BL. c/n 55193-5153.

 

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

Construction completed at Boeing Long Beach plant - 2006

Configured to seat 100 passengers

First flown at Long Beach as N927ME - 2006

Powered by BMW Rolls Royce RB715A-130 turbofan engines

Air Worthiness Test carried out - ?

Certificate of Airwothiness issued - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N918ME - 2006

Registered to U. S. Bank NA Trustee, Seattle

Leased to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator

Handed over to Midwest Airlines - March 07, 2006

Registered to U. S. Bank NA Trustee, Seattle - July 04, 2006

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 2009

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

Observed stored at Victorville in the Midwest livery - February 19, 2010

Ferried Victorville - Mexico City in the Midwest livery for lease to Mexicana Click - March 25, 2010

Leased to Mexicana Click as the registered operator

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

Ferried Mexico City - Tucson - Victorville for storage - December 17, 2010

Observed at Victorville in the Mexicana Click livery as N927ME - December 17, 2010

Observed at Victorville in basic Mexicana Click livery - April 28, 2013

Ferried Victorville - El Paso - Jacksonville in basic Mexicana Click livery - November 01, 2013

Prepared for lease / sale to Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Departed Jacksonville on the ferry flight to Australia in the QantasLink livery as SXI1121 - March 01, 2014

Arrived Adelaide (West Beach) on completion of the ferry flight - March 04, 2014

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

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - March 05, 2014

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YQV - March 07, 2014

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Ferried Adelaide - Hobart on a familiarisation flight as QF6200 - April 12, 2014

Ferried Hobart - Canberra as QF6200 - April 13, 2014

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

Current with QantasLink

 

VH-YQV. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 09, 2015.

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VH-YQV. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 09, 2015.

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VH-YQV. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 22, 2015.

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VH-YQV. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 22, 2015.

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VH-YQV. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 21, 2016.

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VH-YQV. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 21, 2016.

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VH-YQV. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 26, 2017.

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VH-YQV. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 05, 2017.

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