VH-VXN. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33484-1180.

 

This aircraft was originally ordered by American Airlines but it was not taken up

This order was taken over by Qantas Airways Ltd and officially announced - October 28, 2001

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YC891

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - June 26, 2002

First flown as VH-VXN - July 14, 2002

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

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 24, 2002

This was the 131st Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 17th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Fremantle’

Departed Seattle (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - August 07, 2002

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the delivery flight - August 09, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF611 - August 10, 2002

Pilots experienced a flight control problem after departing Adelaide en-route Sydney - February 17, 2005

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

Registered to QF 738 Leasing Ltd - August 15, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - November 24, 2014

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, September 2002.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2003.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, April 2003.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2006.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, December 2009.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, May 03, 2012.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, June 09, 2013.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, July 14, 2013.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, July 21, 2013.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the original livery at Adelaide Airport, June 15, 2014.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 21, 2016.

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VH-VXN. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Fremantle' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 21, 2016.

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