VH-VZL. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34194-3621.
Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - March 30, 2011
First flown as BOE572 as N1786B - April 08, 2011
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VZL - April 08, 2011
Registered to Qantas Airways Pty Ltd, Sydney
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 23, 2011
Configured with 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - April 23, 2011
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - April 25, 2011
Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne
Aircraft named 'Newcastle'
Was the first Qantas aircraft to be delivered with Recaro Business Class seats and in-flight entertainment thoughout
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Adelaide as QF675 - April 30, 2011
Encountered significant wind change on take-off from Perth Airport - December 04, 2012
To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'
Current with Qantas Airways
VH-VZL. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Newcastle' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, February 12, 2012.
(R. Brown Copyright Image 4620-836.)