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.)