VH-VXU. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33761-1420.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YJ916

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VXU - November 14, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - November 18, 2003

First flown as VH-VXU - December 01, 2003

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

The aircraft was named ‘Wollongong’

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 11, 2003

This was the 144th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 24th Boeing 737 to be delivered to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - December 12, 2003

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - December 14, 2003

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

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF430 - December 17, 2003

Registered to Clovelly Aircraft Ltd - June 01, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - January 23, 2014

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VXU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wollongong' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, October 11, 2005.

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VH-VXU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wollongong' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 02, 2010.

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VH-VXU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wollongong' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 02, 2013.

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VH-VXU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wollongong' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 24, 2014.

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VH-VXU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wollongong' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, September 21, 2014.

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VH-VXU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Wollongong' in the revised livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 11, 2016.

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