VH-OEF. Boeing 747-438ER. c/n 32910-1313.

 

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

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number 'RF002'

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - August 19, 2002

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80C2B5 engines

First flown as 'N60659' - September 13, 2002

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

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - October 31, 2002

This was the 133rd Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 52nd Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas Airways

Ferried Everett (Paine Field) - Los Angeles as QF6024 - October 31, 2002

Departed Los Angeles as a revenue freighter service as QF7572 - October 31, 2002

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - November 02, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Los Angeles - Sydney

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

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) for interior modifications as QF6195 - November 02, 2002

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6196 - November 08, 2002

It operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF11 - November 08, 2002

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - May 11, 2005

It operated the final Qantas Sydney - San Francisco - Sydney service as QF73 / QF74 - May 07 - 09, 2011

It operated the Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Hong Kong in the 'One World' livrery as QF85 - February 06, 2018

Underwent maintenance and possible repaint with HAECO in Hong Kong

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the original livery at Los Angeles Airport, January 2003.

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VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Brisbane Airport, September 28, 2012.

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VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 19, 2013.

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VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, January 20, 2013.

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VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Johannesburg Airport, March 20, 2013.

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VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Adelaide West Beach Airport, November 15, 2014.

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VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Brisbane Airport, November 17, 2014.

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VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 30, 2015.

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VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 30, 2015.

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VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 30, 2015.

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VH-OEF. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Sydney' in the 'New Roo' livery with additional 'One World' titles at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, January 30, 2015.

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