VH-VXM. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33483-1177.

 

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 YC890

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) as N6055X - June 23, 2002

First flown as N6055X - July 03, 2002

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

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 15, 2002

This was the 130th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 16th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Mount Hotham’

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - July 28, 2002

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - July 30, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF561 - July 31, 2002

Registered to QF 738 Leasing Ltd - August 15, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Involved in a loss of separation incident near Ceduna - November 08, 2011

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

Involved in a loss of separation incident near Darwin - October 02, 2012

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - December 03, 2014

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXM. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mount Hotham' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 05, 2011.

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VH-VXM. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mount Hotham' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 25, 2013.

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VH-VXM. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mount Hotham' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 13, 2013.

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VH-VXM. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mount Hotham' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 25, 2014.

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VH-VXM. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mount Hotham' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 15, 2016.

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VH-VXM. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mount Hotham' in the revised livery at Brisbane Airport, July 2017.

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VH-VXM. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mount Hotham' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 14, 2017.

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