ZK-ZQD. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34203-3515.

The aircraft was also registered as: VH-VZI.


This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

It was 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

It was 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

The aircraft was named 'Sir Edmund Hilary'

It operated its 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

Cancelled from the New Zealand Aircraft Register - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VZI - August 23, 2018

Registered to Biscotti Leasing Co., Tokyo, Japan

Leased to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney as the registered operator

Ferried Perth - Townsville for repainting as QF6111 - October 21, 2018

The aircraft was repainted by Flying Colours into the 'Silver Roo' livery

Current with Qantas Airways


ZK-ZQD. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sir Edmund Hilary' in the 'New Roo' livery at Wellington Airport, February 2012.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4621-648.)