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.)