ZK-ZQF. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34204-3552.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number YL571

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Seattle - January 25, 2011

First flown as BOE571 - February 01, 2011

Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B26 engines

The Australian registration 'VH-VZK' was not taken up

Accepted by R. Trail for Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - February 16, 2011

This was the 167th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 47th 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-ZQF - February 17, 2011

Registered to Jetconnect Ltd, Manukau, Auckland, New Zealand

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Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - February 17, 2011

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - February 19, 2011

Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Abel Tasman'

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Wellington as QF37 - February 23, 2011

Rolled out at Sydney (Kingsford Smith) with special decals - May 03, 2011

The decals were to promote the '2011 Rugby Union World Cup' in New Zealand

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland - May 03, 2011

The decals were removed at Auckland - November 05, 2011

Damaged at Auckland Airport after operating Brisbane - Auckland as QF123 - October 21, 2012

The aircraft was struck by a catering truck

Ferried Auckland - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) after repairs were completed as QF6174 - October 24, 2012

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Auckland following certification of repairs as QF49 - October 24, 1012

Current with Qantas Jetconnect

 

ZK-ZQF. Qantas - 'Abel Tasman' in the standard livery with additional 'The Journey Has Started' titles and decals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 22, 2011.

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ZK-ZQF. Qantas - 'Abel Tasman' in the standard livery with additional 'The Journey Has Started' titles and decals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 22, 2011.

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ZK-ZQF. Qantas - 'Abel Tasman' in the standard livery with additional 'The Journey Has Started' titles and decals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 22, 2011.

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ZK-ZQF. Qantas - 'Abel Tasman' in the standard livery with additional 'The Journey Has Started' titles and decals at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, August 22, 2011.

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ZK-ZQF. Qantas - 'Abel Tasman' in the standard livery with additional 'The Journey Has Started' titles and decals at Christchurch Airport, September 30, 2011.

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ZK-ZQF. Qantas - 'Abel Tasman' in the standard livery with additional 'The Journey Has Started' titles and decals at Christchurch Airport, February 2012.

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ZK-ZQF. Qantas - 'Abel Tasman' in the standard livery with additional 'The Journey Has Started' titles and decals at Christchurch Airport, February 2012.

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ZK-ZQF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Abel Tasman' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, July 15, 2012.

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ZK-ZQF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Abel Tasman' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, July 2017.

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