VH-VZU. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34187-3826.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number YS052

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 Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 2011

First flown as BOE052 from Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Boeing Field as 'N1796B' - October 22, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Accepted by R. Trail for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - November 03, 2011

This was the 177th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 57th Boeing 737 delivered to Qantas Airways

It was configured with 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - November 04, 2011

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - November 06, 2011

Delivery route: Seattle (Boeing Field) - Honolulu - Nadi - Sydney - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Lorne'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF456 - November 10, 2011

Operated Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) service as QF466 - March 24, 2013

'Qantas Loves Ellen' titles were then applied to the aircraft at Sydney - March 24, 2013

The titles were applied to promote the 'Ellen Degeneres Show' during her visit to Australia for filming

Operated special Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) service as QF1351 - March 25, 2013

Registered to Arcturus Ltd, Tokyo, Japan - November 05, 2014

Leased to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney as the registered operator

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at the Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 31, 2011.

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VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery with additional 'Qantas Love Ellen' titles at the Adelaide West Beach Airport, March 27, 2013.

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VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery with additional 'Qantas Love Ellen' titles at the Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 02, 2013.

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VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at the Perth Airport, May 25, 2013.

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VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at the Perth Airport, May 25, 2013.

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VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at the Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 07, 2013.

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VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at the Perth Airport, November 22, 2013.

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VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at the Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 04, 2014.

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VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at the Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 28, 2014.

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VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at the Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 26, 2015.

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VH-VZU. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Lorne' in the 'New Roo 2007' livery at the Adelaide West Beach Airport, December 28, 2015.

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