VH-VZF. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34200-2989.

 

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - July 24, 2009

First flown as N1795B in green primer as BOE566 - July 31, 2009

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VZF - August 05, 2009

Registered to VH-VZF Pty Ltd

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 01, 2009

Aircraft had special '75th' logo and titles on the nose

This indicated that it was the 75th B-737 to be delivered to Australian Airlines / Qantas Airways

Aircraft had the New Zealand flag and 'ZQA' on the nosewheel doors

Departed Seattle on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - September 01, 2009

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - September 03, 2009

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

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 16, 2009

Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-ZQA - September 16, 2009

Leased to Jetconnect Ltd, Auckland as the registered operator

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as QF6021 - September 16, 2009

The aircraft was named 'Jean Batten' at a naming ceremony at Auckland Airport - September 16, 2009

Operated first Qantas Jetconnect revenue service Auckland - Brisbane as QF116 - September 17, 2009

Current with Qantas Jetconnect

 

YL566. Qantas Spirit of Australia - the bare fuselage on the railcar at the Boeing Plant, Renton, June 30, 2009.

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N1795B. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard primer livery at Boeing Field, July 30, 2009. The aircraft was departing on test flight 'B1'.

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VH-VZF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - at Boeing Field, Renton, August 18, 2009.

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VH-VZF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jean Batten' in the standard livery with the additional '75th Qantas 737' logo at Boeing Field, August 16, 2009.

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VH-VZF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jean Batten' in the standard livery with the additional '75th Qantas 737' logo at Boeing Field, August 17, 2009.

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VH-VZF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jean Batten' in the standard livery with the additional '75th Qantas 737' logo at Boeing Field, August 16, 2009.

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VH-VZF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jean Batten' in the standard livery with the additional '75th Qantas 737' logo at Boeing Field, September 01, 2009.

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VH-VZF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jean Batten' in the standard livery with the additional '75th Qantas 737' logo at Boeing Field, September 01, 2009.

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VH-VZF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jean Batten' in the standard livery with the additional '75th Qantas 737' logo at Boeing Field, September 01, 2009. Grouped around the banner are the Qantas and Boeing delivery team.

Front Row (L to R): Captain Mark Hughes (QF Technical Pilot); Ted Goetz (QF CASA Delegate); Peter Millbank (QF LAME); David O'Neil (Boeing Customer Engineer); George Mylonas (QF Manager Aircraft Performance); Captain Scott Goodier (QF); Vicki Opsata (QF Resident Representative).

Back Row (L to R): Andrew Cooper (QF Technical Representative); Robert Payton (QF Production Inspector); Karol Wawrzyniak (QF LAME); Danielle Vardaro (Boeing Liaison Engineer); Melanie Gautier (Boeing Contracts Director); Kevin Smith (Boeing Customer Quality Co-ordinator).

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VH-VZF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jean Batten' in the standard livery with the additional '75th Qantas 737' logo at Seattle Boeing Field, September 01, 2009.

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VH-VZF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jean Batten' in the standard livery with the additional '75th Qantas 737' logo at Seattle Boeing Field, September 01, 2009.

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VH-VZF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jean Batten' in the standard livery with the additional '75th Qantas 737' logo at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 08, 200.

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ZK-ZQA. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Jean Batten' in the standard livery with the additional '75th Qantas 737' logo at Christchurch Airport, June 24, 2012.

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