VH-VXA. Boeing 737-838. c/n 29551-1042.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N979AN but it was not taken up

The order was taken over by Qantas Airways Ltd and officially announced - October 28, 2001

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YC878

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 03, 2001

First flown as VH-VXA - December 19, 2001

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines and fitted with winglets

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VXA - December 20, 2001

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 14, 2002

This was the 118th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 4th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the first Boeing 737 series 800 aircraft to be delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Broome’

Following acceptance it was ferried Seattle (Boeing Field) - Abbotsford - January 14, 2002

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - January 31, 2002

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - February 02, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane

Operated promotional flight Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as QF6105/6104 - February 04, 2002

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF502 - February 05, 2002

Aircraft officially christened ‘Broome’ at Broome after operating Perth - Broome as QF1074 - March 24, 2002

Registered to 738 Leasing 2 Pty Ltd - August 15, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Operated last service in standard livery Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF631 - November 05, 2013

Special 'Now It's On Our Turf' decals applied for Cricket Australia at Melbourne

Returned to service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF410 - November 08, 2013

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - August 29, 2014

Operated last service in 'NewRoo 2007' livery Brisbane - Townsville as QF978 - July 24, 2018

Repainted in Townsville by Flying Colours into the 'SilverRoo' livery

Returned to service Townsville - Brisbane as QF969 - August 09, 2018

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, May 2003.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 12, 2012.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 24, 2012.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 04, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 14, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 11, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 17, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 17, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 19, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 19, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 07, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 07, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 19, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 22, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 22, 2013.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 27, 2014.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 27, 2014.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 09, 2014.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery with additional 'Now Its On Our Turf' titles and decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 09, 2014.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 09, 2014.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 18, 2015.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 05, 2015.

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VH-VXA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Broome' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 10, 2016.

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