VH-VXS. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33725-1352.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YJ914

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VXS - May 15, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 29, 2003

First flown as VH-VXS - July 08, 2003

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

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 22, 2003

It was the 141st Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 22nd Boeing 737 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘St. Helens’

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF60234 - July 23, 2003

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - July 25, 2003

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF608 - July 30, 2003

Involved in a runway incursion at Brisbane Airport - April 21, 2006

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

Registered to Melbourne Aircraft Ltd - June 01, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - September 06, 2013

Operated last service in the original livery Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as QF540 - July 13, 2013

Ferried Brisbane - Darwin - Singapore (Seletar) for maintenance as QF6021 - July 14, 2013

It was repainted in Singapore into the 'New Roo 2007' livery

Ferried Singapore (Seletar) - Darwin as QF6020 - July 26, 2013

Returned to service Darwin - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF829 - July 27, 2013

Operated last service in 12J/156Y configuration Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as QF492 - April 21, 2016

The aircraft was reconfigured with 12J / 162Y seating and passenger WiFi and IFE fitted

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF403 - May 02, 2016

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 2003.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the original livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 2003.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the original livery at Coolangatta Airport, January 2004.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, October 2008.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 09, 2013.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 28, 2013.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 28, 2013.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 07, 2013.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 01, 2013.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 20, 2013.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 07, 2014.

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VH-VXS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'St Helens' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 14, 2015.

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