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

It was 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

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

Operated its last service in the 'New Roo' livery Brisbane - Townsville as QF974 - June 08, 2018

It was repainted into the 'Silver Roo' livery by Flying Colours

Returned to service in the 'Silver Roo' livery Townsville - Brisbane as QF967 - June 24, 2018

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 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, January 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-506.)

VH-VXD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tenterfield' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 29, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-348.)

VH-VXD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tenterfield' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 29, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-349.)

VH-VXD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tenterfield' in the 'New Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 02, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4620-953.)

VH-VXD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tenterfield' in the 'New Roo' livery at Christchurch Airport, date unknown.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-227.)

VH-VXD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tenterfield' in the 'Silver Roo' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 30, 2019.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-523.)