VH-VZU. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34187-3826.
Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd
Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VZU - September 06, 2011
Registered to Qantas Airways Lty Ltd, Sydney
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - October 2011
First flown as BOE052 from Renton - Moses Lake - Boeing Field as N1796B - October 22, 2011
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Boeing Field - November 4, 2011
Configured with 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats
Departed Seattle as QF6024 on the delivery flight to Australia - November 04, 2011
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) at the conclusion of delivery flight - November 06, 2011
Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney - Melbourne
Aircraft named 'Lorne'
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney as QF456 - November 10, 2011
Operated Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney service as QF466 - March 24, 2013
'Qantas Loves Ellen' titles applied to the aircraft at Sydney - March 24, 2013
Titles were applied to promote the Ellen Degeneres Show during her visit to Australia for filming
Operated special Sydney - Melbourne (Tullamarine) service as QF1351 - March 25, 2013
Current with Qantas Airways
VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the full livery with 'Ellan' titles at Adelaide Airport, March 2013.
VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the full livery with 'Ellan' titles at Adelaide Airport, April 2013.
VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - in the standard livery at Perth Airport, November 2013.