VH-VYE. Boeing 737-838. c/n 33993-1712.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YJ921

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - April 28, 2005

First flown as 'N1786B' - May 06, 2005

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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VYE - May 10, 2005

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

The aircraft was to be named ‘Daintree' but it was changed to 'Cairns'

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 23, 2005

It was the 149th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 29th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - May 25, 2005

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - May 26, 2005

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Whilst undergoing pre-service maintenance 'Melbourne Commonwealth Games 2006' titles were applied

The aircraft was renamed 'Karak' (Games mascot)

Rolled out at Melbourne (Tullamarine) as such - May 31, 2005

Operated promotional flights Melbourne - Sydney - Melbourne as QF1352/1353 - May 31, 2005

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF624 - May 31, 2005

Registered to SMBC Aviation Capital Australia Leasing Pty Ltd, Sydney - December 07, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

The Commonwealth Games decals were removed at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - April 24, 2006

Aircraft was then renamed 'Alice Springs'

Involved in a flight path deviation on approach to Brisbane Airport - February 25, 2013

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

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Karak' in the original livery with additional Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 2005.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Karak' in the original livery with additional Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, June 2005.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Karak' in the original livery with additional Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games' titles at Brisbane Airport, November 2005.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, May 07, 2012.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, May 07, 2012.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, July 21, 2013.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 07, 2013.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 14, 2015.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 16, 2016.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the new livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 09, 2017.

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VH-VYE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Alice Springs' in the new livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 09, 2017.

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