VH-VXI. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33479-1141.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as 'N987AM' 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 YC886

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 02, 2002

First flown as VH-VXI - May 10, 2002

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines and fitted with winglets

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 28, 2002

This was the 126th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 12th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Oodnadatta’

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - June 13, 2002

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - June 15, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Cairns as QF644 - June 11, 2002

Registered to Rome Leasing Ltd - June 23, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Involved in a breakdown of separation near RAAF Tindal - April 06, 2012

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - January 29, 2016

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Oodnadattat' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, June 2003.

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VH-VXI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Oodnadattat' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 10, 2013.

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VH-VXI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Oodnadattat' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 10, 2013.

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VH-VXI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Oodnadattat' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 14, 2015.

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VH-VXI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Oodnadattat' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 05, 2018.

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