VH-VXE. Boeing 737-838. c/n 30899-1071.

 

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 YC882

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 23, 2002

First flown as VH-VXE - February 07, 2002

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

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 19, 2002

This was the 122nd Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 8th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Coffs Harbour’

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - March 03, 2002

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - March 05, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF6150 - March 08, 2002

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF503 - March 10, 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 - July 11, 2014

Operated last service in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery - ?

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

Returned to service Townsville - Brisbane as QF969 - July 10, 2018

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2003.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 2003.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the original livery at Perth Airport, September 01, 2008.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the original livery at Perth Airport, March 22, 2009.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the original livery at Perth Airport, December 2009.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the original livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the original livery at Perth Airport, March 20, 2010.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the original livery at Perth Airport, March 20, 2010.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 01, 2012.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NerwRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Breach Airport, April 13, 2013.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Perth Airport, July 08, 2013.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 21, 2013.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Brisbane Airport, July 21, 2013.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 01, 2013.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 27, 2013.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 27, 2013.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 07, 2014.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 04, 2014.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 07, 2014.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 02, 2014.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 17, 2015.

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VH-VXE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Coffs Harbour' in the 'NewRoo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 11, 2016.

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