ZK-ZQD. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34203-3515.
This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd
Allocated the Boeing Block Number YL569
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - December 19, 2010
First flown as BOE569 - January 08, 2011
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines
The Australian registration of 'VH-VZI' was not taken up
Accepted by S. Collins for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 01, 2011
This was the 165th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways
It was the 45th Boeing 737 delivered new to Qantas Airways
Configured with 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-ZQD - February 02, 2011
Registered to Jetconnect Ltd, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
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Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - February 02, 2011
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - February 04, 2011
Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Auckland - Melbourne
Aircraft named 'Sir Edmund Hilary'
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as QF025 - February 08, 2011
Ferried Auckland - Wellington as QF6621 - February 08, 2011
Operated Wellington - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF118 - February 08, 2011
Current with Qantas Jetconnect
ZK-ZQD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sir Edmund Hilary' in the standard livery at Wellington Airport, February 2012.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-648.)