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.)