VH-VZS. Boeing 737-838. c/n 39358-3769.

 

Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VZS - July 06, 2011

Registered to Qantas Airways Lty Ltd, Sydney

This aircraft was the 175th Boeing narrow body aircraft built for 'Qantas'

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - August 18, 2011

First flown from Renton - Moses Lake - Seatttle (Boeing Field) as BOE579 - August 30, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines

Accepted by Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September 12, 2011

Aircraft is configured with 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - September 15, 2011

Registered to QF738 2011 No 5 Pty Ltd - September 16, 2011

Leased to Qantas Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - September 17, 2011

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney - Melbourne

Flight crew: Captains P. Stephens, M. Hughes; F/O A. Oliver

Aircraft named 'Tamworth'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF438 - September 21, 2011

Involved in a loss of separation near Tamworth - January 08, 2012

To view the ATSB report on this incident please click 'HERE'

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VZS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tamworth' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 02, 2013.

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VH-VZS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tamworth' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, August 22, 2013.

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VH-VZS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tamworth' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 04, 2014.

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VH-VZS. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Tamworth' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, September 08, 2016.

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