VH-XZB. Boeing 737-838. c/n 39360-4192.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YS060

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-XZB - March 15, 2012

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off Boeing production line at Seattle - September 05, 2012

First flown Seattle - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE059 - September 13, 2012

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

Damaged during a test flight Boeing Field - Boeing Field from a bird strike as BOE059 - September 24, 2012

Repaired at Seattle (Boeing Field) - September - October 2012

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE059 - October 17, 2012

Test flown Seattle (Boeing Field) - Moses Lake - Seattle (Boeing Field) as BOE059 - October 19, 2012

Accepted by R. Trail for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - October 22, 2012

This was the 185th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 65th Boeing 737 delivered to Qantas Airways

Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - October 22, 2012

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - October 24, 2012

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

Aircraft named 'Mudgee'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Brisbane as QF614 - October 28, 2012

Withdrawn from service at Brisbane for scheduled maintenance - October 16, 2016

The aircraft was reconfigured to seat 12J/162Y passengers

During the maintenance lay-up satellite wi-fi equipment was installed and the exterior fuselage dome fitted

Returned to service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF509 - November 09, 2016

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system commenced Sydney - Sydney as QF6162 - February 18, 2017

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system Sydney - Sydney as QF6162 - March 11, 2017

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system Sydney - Sydney as QF6160 - March 22, 2017

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system Sydney - Sydney - March 25, 2017

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system Sydney - Sydney as QF6160 - March 27, 2017

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system Sydney - Sydney as QF6160 - March 28, 2017

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system Sydney - Sydney as QF6160 - March 29, 2017

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system Sydney - Sydney as QF6160 - March 30, 2017

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system Sydney - Sydney as QF6160 - April 04, 2017

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system Sydney - Sydney as QF6160 - April 05, 2017

Flight testing of the on-board wi-fi system Sydney - Sydney as QF6160 - April 07, 2017

Wi-Fi system was first available Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) on QF469 - April 07, 2017

The was the first Qantas Airways Boeing 737 to have the satellite system installed

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Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-XZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mudgee' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 04, 2012.

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VH-XZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mudgee' in the standard livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, April 30, 2013.

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VH-XZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mudgee' in the standard livery with additional 'High Speed Wi-Fi' decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 05, 2017.

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VH-XZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mudgee' in the standard livery with additional 'High Speed Wi-Fi' decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 05, 2017.

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VH-XZB. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Mudgee' in the standard livery with additional 'High Speed Wi-Fi' decals at Adelaide West Beach Airport, May 05, 2017.

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