VH-VZB. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34196-2523.
Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - 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
Aircraft was named ‘Lake Macquarie'
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Boeing Field - May 30, 2008
Departed Seattle as QF6020 on delivery flight to Australia - May 30, 2008
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at conclusion of delivery flight - June 02, 2008
Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne
Operated first revenue service as Melbourne - Adelaide as QF673 - June 06, 2008
Registered to QF BNP 2008-1 Pty Ltd, Sydney - October 16, 2008
Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as 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'
Current with Qantas Airways
VH-VZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, February 2009.
VH-VZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, April 2013.