VH-VXH. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33478-1137.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as 'N986AM' 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 YC885

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VXH - April 15, 2002

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 25, 2002

First flown as VH-VXH - May 09, 2002

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

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 21, 2002

This was the 125th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 11th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Warrnambool’

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - June 08, 2002

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - June 10, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Ayers Rock as QF726 - June 11, 2002

Involved in a tail-strike on taking off from Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - February 01, 2005

To view the ATSB report on this incident click 'HERE'

Registered to Sicily Leasing Ltd - June 23, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - February 01, 2016

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, January 01, 2005.

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VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2006.

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VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2006.

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VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2006.

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VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, August 07, 2013.

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VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the original livery at Perth Airport, November 19, 2013.

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VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the original livery at Perth Airport, November 19, 2013.

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VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the original livery at Perth Airport, November 22, 2013.

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VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 13, 2014.

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VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 13, 2014.

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VH-VXH. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Warrnambool' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 08, 2016.

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