VH-VXK. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33481-1160.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines as 'N989AM' 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 YC888

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - May 30, 2002

First flown as VH-VXK - June 08, 2002

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

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 25, 2002

This was the 128th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 14th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Katherine’

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - July 12, 2002

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - July 14, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF610 - July 15, 2002

Registered to Positano 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-VXK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Katherine' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 2003.

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VH-VXK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Katherine' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2008.

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VH-VXK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Katherine' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, November 28, 2014.

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VH-VXK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Katherine' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, January 07, 2016.

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VH-VXK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Katherine' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 29, 2016.

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VH-VXK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Katherine' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, February 02, 2016.

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VH-VXK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Katherine' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, May 15, 2016.

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