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

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 Airways

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

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

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

Operated first passenger 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 corporate livery as QF6022 - July 31, 2011

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

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 standard livery at Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, March 09, 2014.

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

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

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

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

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

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