VH-VYK. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34183-1846.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YJ927

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - December 13, 2005

First flown as 'N1786B' - December 20, 2005

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

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VYK - January 11, 2006

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

The aircraft was originally named ‘Fitzroy Crossing'

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 18, 2006

This was the 155th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 35th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle as QF6020 on delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - January 20, 2006

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - January 22, 2006

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Canberra as QF812 - January 25, 2006

This aircraft was renamed 'Moree' at Melbourne (Tullamarine) - March 18, 2006

Registered to Macquarie Managed Investments Ltd, Sydney - March 23, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Involved in a runway incursion at Brisbane Airport - November 15, 2006

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

Involved in a weather related operational incident near Mildura Airport - June 18, 2013

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - February 26, 2016

Repainted by Flying Colours at Townsville into the new corporate livery

Returned to service Townsville - Brisbane as QF969 - February 21, 2018

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VYK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Moree' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 31, 2010.

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VH-VYK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Moree' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, November 20, 2011.

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VH-VYK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Moree' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, November 20, 2013.

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VH-VYK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Moree' in the original livery at Perth Airport, April 2014.

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VH-VYK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Moree' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, June 01, 2014.

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VH-VYK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Moree' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 27, 2015.

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VH-VYK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Moree' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, August 09, 2017.

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VH-VYK. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Moree' in the new livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 30, 2018.

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