VH-VXC. Boeing 737-838. c/n 30897-1049.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as N981AN 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 YC880

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 13, 2001

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

First flown at Renton as VH-VXC - January 03, 2002

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

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 23, 2002

This was the 120th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 6th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Gippsland’

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - February 13, 2002

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - February 15, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle- Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF610 - February 18, 2002

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

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

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

Current with Qantas Airways

 

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

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VH-VXC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gippsland' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, June 2003.

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VH-VXC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gippsland' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, June 10, 2013.

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VH-VXC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gippsland' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, July 21, 2013.

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VH-VXC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gippsland' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 24, 2013.

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VH-VXC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gippsland' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 24, 2013.

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VH-VXC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gippsland' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 24, 2013.

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VH-VXC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gippsland' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 07, 2013.

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VH-VXC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gippsland' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 27, 2013.

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VH-VXC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gippsland' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 25, 2015.

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VH-VXC. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Gippsland' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 25, 2015.

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