ZK-ZQG. Boeing 737-838. c/n 34190-3683.
Ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd
This aircraft was originally allocated the registration 'VH-VZN' but it was not taken up
Rolled off the Boeing production line at Renton - May 27, 2011
First flown as BOE574 as N1786B - June 09, 2011
Powered by CFM International CFM56-7B24 engines
Entered onto the New Zealand Aircraft Register as ZK-ZQG - June 22, 2011
Registered to Qantas Airways Lty Ltd, Sydney
Leased to Jetconnect Ltd, Manukau, New Zealand as the registered operator
Accepted by Qantas Airways at Seattle (Boeing Field) - June 22, 2011
Configured with 12 Business Class and 156 Economy Class seats
Departed Seattle (Boeing Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - June 22, 2011
Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - June 24, 2011
Delivery route: Seattle - Honolulu - Nadi - Brisbane - Melbourne
Delivery flight Nadi - Auckland - Melbourne was cancelled due to airspace closure caused by a volcanic ash cloud
Aircraft named 'Ernest Rutherford'
Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Auckland as QF25 - June 28, 2011
Current with Qantas Jetconnect
ZK-ZQG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ernest Rutherford' in the standard livery at Christchurch Airport, May 21, 2012.
(Z. Rae Copyright Image 4621-357.)
ZK-ZQG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ernest Rutherford' in the standard livery at Brisbane Airport, June 22, 2012.
(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4620-713.)
ZK-ZQG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ernest Rutherford' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 28, 2016.
(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4621-163.)