VH-OEI. Boeing 747-438ER. c/n 32913-1330.

 

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

It was allocated the Boeing Block Number 'RF005'

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OEI - May 16, 2003

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - May 19, 2003

Powered by General Electric GE CF6-80C2B5 engines

First flown as VH-OEI - June 18, 2003

Accepted by R Leplaw Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - June 26, 2003

This was the 140th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 56th Boeing 747 delivered to Qantas

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

Ferried Seattle (Paine Field) - Los Angeles as QF6024 - June 26, 2003

Departed Los Angeles as a revenue freighter service as QF7572 - June 26, 2003

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - June 28, 2003

Delivery route: Seattle - Los Angeles - Sydney

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Avalon) as QF6191 - June 28, 2003

Ferried Melbourne (Avalon) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6196 - July 10, 2003

It operated its first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Los Angeles as QF11 - July 10, 2003

Last service in current livery Dallas (Fort Worth) - Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF8 - July 08 - 10, 2011

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Guangzhou for maintenance and repainting as QF6021 - July 10, 2011

Ferried Guangzhou - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the 'New Roo' livery as QF6022 - July 31, 2011

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Dallas (Fort Worth) as QF7 - August 01, 2011

Ferried Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore (Seletar) for repainting as QF6015 - October 05, 2018

Current with Qantas Airways

 

VH-OEI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ceduna' in the original livery at Adelaide West Beach Airport, October 07, 2008.

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VH-OEI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ceduna' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 09, 2014.

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VH-OEI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ceduna' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 11, 2014.

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

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VH-OEI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ceduna' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 16, 2018.

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VH-OEI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ceduna' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 16, 2018.

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VH-OEI. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Ceduna' in the 'New Roo' livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, April 16, 2018.

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