VH-VZL. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34194-3621.


This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YL572

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - March 30, 2011

First flown 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 R. Trail for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - April 22, 2011

This was the 168th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 48th Boeing 737 delivered to Qantas Airways

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

The aircraft was named 'Newcastle'

It 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 (West Beach) 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 original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, February 12, 2012.

(R. Brown Copyright Image 4620-836.)

VH-VZL. Qantas Spirit Of Australia - 'Newcastle' in the original livery at Perth Airport, April 2014.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-299.)