VH-YQW. Boeing 717-2BL. c/n 55194-5154.

 

This aircraft was the last Boeing 717 built by McDonnell Douglas

Construction completed at the Boeing Long Beach plant - February 2006

Configured to seat 100 passengers

Rolled out at Long Beach in the standard Midwest livery - February 28, 2006

First flown at Long Beach as N928ME - March 2006

Powered by BMW Rolls Royce RB715A-130 turbofan engines

Certificate of Airwothiness issued - ?

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N928ME - ?

Registered to ?

Sold to United Security Bank - May 23, 2006

Leased to Midwest Airlines as the registered operator - May 23, 2006

Prior to handover to Midwest a special final delivery ceremony was held at Long Beach - May 23, 2006

Operated final Midwest revenue service - November 2008

Ferried Milwaukee - Victorville for storage after being returned to lessor - November 05, 2008

Observed stored at Victorville in the standard Midwest livery - December 2008

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle - February 11, 2009

Prepared for lease to Mexicana Click

Ferried Victorville - Miami in the Midwest livery for lease to Mexicana Click - June 05, 2009

Delivered to Mexicana Click as N928ME - October 01, 2009

Leased to Mexicana Click as the registered operator

Rolled out in 'One World' billboard titles at Mexico City - November 02, 2009

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

Ferried Mexico City - Victorville for storage - January 24, 2011

Ferried Victorville - Jacksonville (Cecil Field) - November 20, 2013

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seatle

Test flown as N928ME at Cecil Field in the standard QantasLink livery - April 10, 2014

Departed Jacksonville on the ferry flight to Australia in the QantasLink livery as SXI-1121 - April 11, 2014

Arrived Adelaide on completion of the ferry flight - April 15, 2014

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

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 16, 2014

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-YQW - April 17, 2014

Registered to BCC Equipment Leasing Corporation, Seattle, Washington

Leased to National Jet Systems Pty Ltd, Adelaide as the registered operator on behalf of QantasLink

Test flown at Adelaide - May 27, 2014

Had special 'Tasmanian Devil' and paw print logos applied to fuselage and large 'Discover Tasmania' titles

Aircraft named 'The Tassie Devil'

Ferried Adelaide - Hobart as QJE6200 - May 30, 2014

Operated familiarisation flight Hobart - Hobart as QJE6640 - May 31, 2014

Ferried Hobart - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QJE6270 - May 31, 2014

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart as QJE1501 - June 01, 2014

Current with QantasLink

 

N928ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 15, 2014.

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N928ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 15, 2014.

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N928ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 15, 2014.

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N928ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 15, 2014.

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N928ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 15, 2014.

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N928ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 15, 2014.

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N928ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 15, 2014.

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N928ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 15, 2014.

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N928ME. QantasLink - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 15, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, May 30, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, June 05, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, June 09, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, June 09, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, June 09, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, June 09, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, June 09, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, June 09, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, June 09, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, November 16, 2014.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, May 26, 2015.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 06, 2015.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, November 08, 2015.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, November 08, 2015.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, November 21, 2015.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, November 21, 2015.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, November 21, 2015.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide Airport, November 21, 2015.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 01, 2016.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 01, 2016.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, May 27, 2016.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 19, 2016.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 19, 2016.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 26, 2017.

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VH-YQW. QantasLink - 'The Tassie Devil' in the standard livery with additional 'Discover Tasmania' titles and logo at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 26, 2017.

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