VH-VXO. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33485-1183.

 

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 YC892

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - July 01, 2002

First flown as VH-VXO - July 16, 2002

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

The aircraft was named ‘Kakadu’

Accepted R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 26, 2002

This was the 132nd Boeing airliner delivered to Qantas Airways

It was the 18th Boeing 737 delivered to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - August 10, 2002

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - August 12, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Canberra as QF803 - August 15, 2002

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) with 'Sharing the Spirit' titles - February 15, 2004

Registered to QF 738 Leasing Pty Ltd - August 15, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

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

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Brisbane Airport, June 2004.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Brisbane Airport, June 2004.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 2004.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Brisbane Airport, December 27, 2004.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Brisbane Airport, December 27, 2004.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Brisbane Airport, December 27, 2004.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Brisbane Airport, December 27, 2004.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, March 2005.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Adelaide Airport, January 21, 2011.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Perth Airport, June 14, 2013.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Perth Airport, June 14, 2013.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 24, 2013.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 24, 2013.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 24, 2013.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 01, 2013.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 01, 2013.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 25, 2013.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 25, 2013.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 29, 2014.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, April 29, 2014.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the original livery with additional 'Sharing The Spirit' titles at Perth Airport, date unknown.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 07, 2015.

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VH-VXO. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Kakadu' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 07, 2015.

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