VH-VZB. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34196-2523.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YL562

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 06, 2008

First flown as 'N1786B' - May 18, 2008

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

Entered onto Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VZB - May 20, 2008

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

The aircraft was named ‘Lake Macquarie'

Accepted by A. Cooper for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - May 30, 2008

This was the 158th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 38th Boeing 737 delivered to Qantas

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - May 30, 2008

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - June 02, 2008

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

Operated first revenue service as Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide (West Beach) as QF673 - June 06, 2008

Registered to QF BNP 2008-1 Pty Ltd, Sydney - October 16, 2008

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Involved in a loss of separation incident near Hay - August 30, 2013

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

Operated last service in original livery Brisbane - Townsville as QF978 - March 08, 2018

Entered the Flying Colours facility for repainting into the new corporate livery

Returned to service Townsville - ? - ?

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lake Macquarie' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 16, 2009.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4620-832.)

VH-VZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lake Macquarie' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 26, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4620-696.)

VH-VZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lake Macquarie' in the original livery at Brisbane Airport, November 20, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-237.)

VH-VZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lake Macquarie' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 01, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4622-218.)