VH-VXL. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33482-1172.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines 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 YC889

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 16, 2002

First flown as VH-VXL - June 28, 2002

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

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 11, 2002

This was the 129th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 15th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Charleville’

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - July 24, 2002

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - July 26, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF614 - July 29, 2002

Registered to Palermo Leasing Ltd, Sydney - June 23, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

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

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Charleville' in the original livery at Perth Airport, August 09, 2012.

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VH-VXL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Charleville' in the original livery at Perth Airport, August 09, 2012.

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VH-VXL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Charleville' in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, August 20, 2013.

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VH-VXL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Charleville' in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, May 03, 2014.

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VH-VXL. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Charleville' in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, August 26, 2014.

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