VH-VYB. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33763-1534.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block NumberYJ918

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VYB - June 04, 2004

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 21, 2004

First flown as VH-VYB - June 29, 2004

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines and without winglets

Aircraft named ‘Cape Otway’

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - July 13, 2004

This was the 146th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 26th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the ferry flight to New Zealand as QF6020 - July 16, 2004

Arrived Christchurch on completion of the ferry flight - July 17, 2004

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Christchurch

Winglets fitted at Christchurch by Air New Zealand Engineering during pre-service maintenance - July 18 - 22, 2004

Ferried Christchurch - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6018 - July 23, 2004

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as QF556 - July 23, 2004

Registered to Orix Eunomia Corporation, Tokyo - June 02, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - October 10, 2014

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VYB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cape Otway' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, January 31, 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-493.)

VH-VYB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cape Otway' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 07, 2013.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4620-671.)

VH-VYB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Cape Otway' in the revised livery at Adelaide Airport, October 16, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-636.)