VH-XNH. Boeing 737-4S3F. c/n 24796-1887.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC) - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ?

First flown at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 29, 1990

Powered by CFMI CFM56-3C1 engines

Entered onto the British Aircraft Register as G-BRKG (CofR G-BRKG/R1) - July 12, 1990

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC)

Leased to Air Europe Ltd, Crawley, United Kingdom - July 29, 1990

Sub-leased to Air Europe SpA as the registered operator - July 29, 1990

Air Europe ceased operations due to financial difficulties - March 08, 1991

The aircraft was withdrawn from use and stored at Dublin - March 15, 1991

Reregistered as G-TREN (CofR G-TREN/R1) - April 03, 1991

Registered to International Lease Finance Corporation (ILFC)

Leased to Dan-Air London as the registered operator - April 15, 1991

Dan-Air London was merged into British Airways (European Operations) Ltd, Gatwick - November 7, 1992

Leased to British Airways as the registered operator - November 07, 1992

Sub-leased to GB Airways - March 30, 1997

Registration transferred to GB Airways Limited (CofR G-TREN/R2) - April 23, 1997

Rolled out at London (Gatwick) in the British Airways 'Blue Poole Utopia World' livery - December 12, 1997

The aircraft had flown a total of 32,450 hours - December 31, 2001

Withdrawn from service and returned to ILFC - March 13, 2002

Sold by ILFC to Triton Aviation International LCC - March 13, 2002

Cancelled from the British Aircraft Register - June 13, 2002

Entered onto the Icelandic Aircraft Register as TF-ELV - June 13, 2002

Registered to Triton Aviation International LCC

Leased to Islandsflug, Iceland as the registered operator - June 13, 2002

Sub-leased to Air Miles as the registered operator - June 13, 2002

Observed at East Midlands in an all-white livery with 'Air Miles' titles - June 13, 2002

The aircraft was operated periodically on short charters for Macedonian Airlines

Returned to Islandsflug on the termination of the lease - February 12, 2004

Leased to Ryanair as the registered operator - February 26, 2004

Observed at Dublin in Islandsflug livery with 'Operated by Ryanair' decals on the fuselage

Transferred to Air Atlanta Icelandic - January 01, 2005

Sub-leased to Excel Airways as the registered operator - April 30, 2005

Observed at Dalaman (Turkey) in all-white livery with large 'XL.com' titles - June 30, 2005

Observed at Faro with 'XL' tail and engine nacelle logos - October 13, 2005

Sold to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah - December 15, 2005

Leased to Xtra Airways as the registered operator - December 15, 2005

Cancelled from the Icelandic Aircraft Register - ?

The lease to Xtra Airways renewed - February 06, 2006

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N43XA - February 07, 2006

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - April 03, 2006

Operated by Southern Sky Air Tours t/a Direct Air - August 2007

Observed at San Juan with 'Xtra' tail livery and 'Direct Air' titles - January 19, 2010

Direct Air ceased operations - March 12, 2012

Returned to Xtra Airways - March 12, 2012

The aircraft was withdrawn from service and ferried Roswell - Goodyear for storage - May 14, 2015

Ferried Goodyear - Dothan - February 07, 2016

Conversion to freighter configuration was undertaken by World Star Aviation at Dothan - February 2016

Ferried Dothan - Victorville in Qantas Freight livery following conversion - November 16, 2016

Observed at Victorville in the Qantas Freight livery with 'Startrack' titles - November 17, 2016

Test flown Victorville - Victorville - March 06, 2017

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - April 12, 2017

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-NXH - April 26, 2017

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney

Leased to Express Freighters Australia Pty Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Departed Victorville on the ferry flight to Australia as QF7301 - May 11, 2017

Arrived Brisbane on completion of the ferry flight - May 13, 2017

Ferry route: Victorville - Honolulu - Apia - Brisbane

Ferried Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF7302 - May 14, 2017

The aircraft had flown 55,494 hours with 29,120 cycles to date

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF7301 - June 02, 2017

Operated first revenue service Brisbane - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF7305 - July 20, 2017

Current with Qantas Freight

 

G-BRKG. Air Europe - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-019.)

G-BRKG. Air Europe - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, August 1990.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-020.)

G-TREN. Dan-Air - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-021.)

G-TREN. Dan-Air - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1991.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-950.)

G-TREN. British Airways - in the Dan-Air livery at Nice Airport, December 05, 1992.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-951.)

G-TREN. British Airways - in the Dan-Air livery at an unknown airport, January 1993.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-952.)

G-TREN. British Airways - in the 'Pottery' livery with additional 'GB Airways' titles at Faro Airport, January 1999.

(F. Mesquita Copyright Image 4622-022.)

TF-ELV. Air Miles - in the standard livery at Stuttgart Airport, date unknown.

(A. Reimold Copyright Image 4621-948.)

TF-ELV. Air Miles - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, February 2003.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-023.)

TF-ELV. Islandsflug - in the standard livery at an unknown airport, May 2004.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-024.)

TF-ELV. XL Airways - in the basic Islandsflug livery at an unknown airport, July 2005.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4622-025.)

VH-XNH. Qantas Freight - in the standard livery with additional 'StarTrack' titles at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, May 14, 2017.

(G. Canciani Copyright Image 4621-953.)