VH-VXD. Boeing 737-838. c/n 29552-1063.
This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as 'N982AN' 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 YC881
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VXD - December 20, 2001
Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 11, 2002
First flown as VH-VXD - January 28, 2002
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines and fitted with winglets
This aircraft was named ‘Tenterfield’
Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 07, 2002
This was the 121st Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways
It was the 7th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - February 22, 2002
Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - February 24, 2002
Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney
Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as QF542 - February 26, 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-VXD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tenterfield' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2003.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-197.)
VH-VXD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tenterfield' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2011.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-506.)
VH-VXD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tenterfield' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, February 02, 2015.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4620-953.)