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.)