VH-VZG. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34201-3006.
Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - August 02, 2009
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VZG - August 05, 2009
Registered to VH-VZG Pty Ltd
Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd as the registered operator
First flown as N1786B - August 11, 2009
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 04, 2009
Aircraft had the New Zealand flag and 'ZQB' on the nosewheel doors
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - September 04, 2009
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - September 06, 2009
Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne
Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 23, 2009
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-ZQB - September 23, 2009
Leased to Jetconnect Ltd, Auckland as the registered operator
Aircraft named 'Sir William Hudson'
Operated first revenue service Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF142 - September 24, 2009
Aircraft suffered a main landing gear failure at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) Airport - June 10, 2014
To view the report on this accident click 'HERE'
Current with Qantas Jetconnect
VH-VZG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - on the production line at Witchita, June 22, 2009.
To view other images of this aircraft being constructed please click on the picture above.
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VH-VZG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sir William Hudson' in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, September 08, 2009.
To view other images of this aircraft undergoing its pre-service maintenance please click on the image above.
(S. Collins Copyright Image 4621-299.)
ZK-ZQB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sir William Hudson' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, July 08, 2012.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4621-319.)