VH-VZA. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34195-2502.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YL561

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - January 11, 2008

First flown as N1786B - January 21, 2008

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

Observed at Seattle (Boeing Field) with test resigtration 'N1779B' - January 22, 2008

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VZA - January 23, 2008

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

This was the first Qantas 737-838 painted in the new corporate livery

Accepted by S. Skimin for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 07, 2008

This was the 157th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 37th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways

The aircraft was named ‘Port Augusta'

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - February 09, 2008

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - February 11, 2008

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide as QF673 - February 15, 2008

Involved in a breakdown of airspace separation near Melbourne - February 16, 2012

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

Involved in a near miss with a ground vehicle at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - August 26, 2013

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - December 23, 2014

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, August 2008.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-438.)

VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Hobart Airport, April 2009.

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VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Perth Airport, March 19, 2010.

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VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, December 29, 2011.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-235.)

VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 11, 2012.

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VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, May 07, 2012.

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VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Perth Airport, July 05, 2013.

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VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Perth Airport, July 05, 2013.

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VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Perth Airport, July 05, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-808.)

VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 19, 2014.

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VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 14, 2014.

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VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, July 07, 2016.

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VH-VZA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Port Augusta' in the new livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, July 07, 2016.

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