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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