VH-VYI. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34181-1840.
This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?
Allocated the Boeing Block Number YJ925
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - December 06, 2005
First flown as 'N1786B' - December 14, 2005
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines and fitted with winglets
Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VYI - December 16, 2005
Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
The aircraft was named ‘Bathurst Island'
Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 09, 2006
This was the 153rd Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways
It was the 33rd Boeing 737 delivered to Qantas Airways
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - January 10, 2006
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - January 12, 2006
Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hobart as QF1011 - January 17, 2006
Registered to Macquarie Managed Investments Ltd, Sydney - April 06, 2006
Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator
Leased to Jetstar - December 21 - 24, 2007
Operated daily JQ244/247/209/210/248/249 Melbourne - Cairns - Melbourne - Hobart - Melbourne -
Coolangatta - Melbourne services
Current with Qantas Airways
VH-VYI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Bathurst Island' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, August 18, 2013.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-234.)