VH-VXF. Boeing 737-838. c/n 29553-1096.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as 'N984AM' 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 YC883

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 27, 2002

First flown as VH-VXF - March 08, 2002

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

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - March 27, 2002

This was the 123rd Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 9th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Sunshine Coast’

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - April 11, 2002

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - April 13, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide as QF677 - April 17, 2002

This aircraft was involved in a terrain proximity caution near Canberra - July 24, 2004

To view details of this incident please click 'HERE'

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

Leased to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - August 22, 2014

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the original livery at Queenstown Airport, January 2008.

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VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2009.

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VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 26, 2013.

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VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 14, 2013.

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VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 15, 2013.

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VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, November 20, 2013.

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VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 10, 2014.

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VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 10, 2014.

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VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, March 02, 2014.

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VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 21, 2014.

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VH-VXF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sunshine Coast' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 07, 2014.

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