VH-OEG. Boeing 747-438ER. c/n 32911-1320.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number RF003

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OEG - November 08, 2002

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - December 01, 2002

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80C2B5 engines

First flown as VH-OEG - December 14, 2002

Accepted by R. Leplaw for Qantas Airways at Everett - December 20, 2002

This was the 135th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 54th Boeing 747 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF6024 - December 21, 2002

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - December 22, 2002

Delivery route: Seattle - Sydney

Aircraft was named 'Parkes' (originally not shown on the outside of the aircraft)

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Snmith) - Melbourne (Avalon) for interior modifications as QF6024 - December 22, 2002

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6196 - December 31, 2002

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF107 - December 31, 2002

Registered to QF747 Leasing 4 Pty Ltd - May 11, 2005

Leased to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney as the registered operator

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Hong Kong as QF6021 for maintenance and repainting by HAECO - March 27, 2011

Ferried Hong Kong - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in new Qantas livery as QF6022 - April 17 - 18, 2011

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Buenos Aires (Ezeira) as QF17 - April 18, 2011

First of 9 B-747-438s to be modified at Melbourne (Avalon) with A380 style seats and inflight entertainment

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Brisbane following completion of the upgrade as QF6021 - October 14, 2011

Returned to service Brisbane - Los Angeles as QF15 - October 16, 2011

Registered to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney - February 02, 2015

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the old livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 2005.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Singapore Airport, October 30, 2013.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 18, 2014.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 18, 2014.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 19, 2014.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 19, 2014.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 19, 2014.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 19, 2014.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 19, 2014.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 19, 2014.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 19, 2014.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 19, 2016.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 19, 2016.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, November 19, 2016.

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VH-OEG. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Parkes' in the standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, August 10, 2018.

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