VH-VXB. Boeing 737-838. c/n 30101-1045.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N980AN 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 YC879

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 07, 2001

This aircraft was painted in a traditional aboriginal livery

To read more about this particular livery click 'HERE'

First flown as VH-VXB - December 18, 2001

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

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

The aircraft was named ‘Yananyi Dreaming’

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 17, 2002

This was the 119th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 5th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - February 12, 2002

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - February 14, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF415 - February 16, 2002

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

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Involved in an operational non-compliance of altitude incident - October 17, 2012

To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'

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

Operated last revenue service in 'Yananyi Dreaming' livery Sydney - Darwin as QF849 - September 07, 2014

Ferried Darwin - Singapore (Seletar) for overhaul and repaint as QF6019 - September 08, 2014

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Darwin as QF6014 - September 23, 2014

Returned to service in the standard Qantas livery Darwin - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF848 - September 24, 2014

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Brisbane Airport, February 2002.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2002.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 2002.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, July 2002.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2002.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2003.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2003.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, October 2003.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2006.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Perth Airport, September 29, 2008.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2008.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2008.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Perth Airport, November 19, 2008.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Perth Airport, May 06, 2009.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Perth Airport, May 20, 2009.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, May 12, 2013.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, June 14, 2013.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, July 14, 2013.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Perth Airport, October 24, 2013.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Perth Airport, November 19, 2013.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Perth Airport, November 19, 2013.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Perth Airport, November 19, 2013.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, December 25, 2013.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, December 29, 2013.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, February 02, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, March 22, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, March 22, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, March 22, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, March 22, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, April 16, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, April 20, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, April 20, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, April 20, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, April 20, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, June 15, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, June 15, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, June 18, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, June 18, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, July 02, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, September 07, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas - 'Yananyi Dreaming' in the special livery at Adelaide Airport, September 07, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yananyi' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 24, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yananyi' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 24, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yananyi' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 05, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yananyi' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 22, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yananyi' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, October 22, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yananyi' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 09, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yananyi' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 09, 2014.

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VH-VXB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yananyi' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 23, 2015.

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VH-VXB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Yananyi' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 10, 2016.

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