ZK-ZQE. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34185-3542.
Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - January 17, 2011
First flown as BOE570 - January 27, 2011
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines
The Australian registration of 'VH-VZJ' was not taken up
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 14, 2011
Configured with 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-ZQE - February 15, 2011
Registered to Jetconnect Ltd, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6029 - February 15, 2011
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - February 17, 2011
Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne
Aircraft was named 'William Pickering'
Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as QF6029 - February 20, 2011
Operated first revenue service Auckland - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF132 - February 21, 2011
Current with Qantas Jetconnect
ZK-ZQE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'William Pickering' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, April 25, 2012.
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