VH-OEE. Boeing 747-438ER. c/n 32909-1308.

 

This was the first of six Boeing 747-438ERs ordered new by Qantas Airways - November 29, 2001

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number 'RF001'

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett in the Boeing House livery as 'N6018N' - June 06, 2002

This was the first 747-400ER (Extended Range) built by Boeing

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80C2B5 engines

First flown as 'N747ER' - July 31, 2002

Sold to Boeing Aircraft Holding Company - August 09, 2002

Cancelled from the United StatesAircraft Register - October 29, 2002

The aircraft was repainted into the standard Qantas livery - ?

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OEE - October 31, 2002

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - December 06, 2002

This was the 134th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 53rd Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6020 - December 06, 2002

Arrived Melbourne (Avalon) on completion of the delivery flight - December 07, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Melbourne

The aircraft was named 'Nullabour' (not originally shown on the outside of the aircraft)

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6196 - December 13, 2002

It operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF107 - December 14, 2002

It operated the inaugural Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Dallas (Fort Worth) service as QF007 - May 16, 2011

It operated Sydney - Hong Kong as QF87 before undergoing repaint with HAECO - August 21, 2011

The aircraft's name 'Nullabour' was now painted on exterior of aircraft behind the cockpit window

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-OEE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Nullabour' in the 'New Roo' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 03, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4631-349.)

VH-OEE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Nullabour' in the 'New Roo' livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 04, 2016.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4631-350.)

VH-OEE. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Nullabour' in the 'New Roo' livery at Brisbane Airport, December 17, 2016.

(A. Taylor Copyright Image 4631-354.)