VH-OGQ. Boeing 767-338ER. c/n 28154-623.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - ?

Allocated the Boeing Block Number VN097

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett (Paine Field) - July 15, 1996

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-OGQ - July 24, 1996

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

First flown as VH-OGQ - July 31, 1996

Powered by General Electric CF6-80C2B6 engines

Accepted by B. Bourke for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) - August 14, 1996

This was the 108th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 24th Boeing 767 delivered new to Qantas Airways

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as QF8531 - August 15, 1996

Arrived Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on completion of the delivery flight - August 17, 1996

Delivery route: Seattle - Nadi - Sydney

This aircraft was unnamed at the time of delivery

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Wellington as QF47 - August 23, 1996

Leased to Air Pacific in the standard Qantas livery with 'Air Pacific' decals - April 26, 1997

Returned to Qantas on the termination of the lease - May 03, 1997

Aircraft was named 'Birdsville' but the titles were not originally carried externally

Operated special tsunami relief charter Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Singapore - Phuket - Sydney - December 29, 2004

Leased to Australian Airlines in the standard Qantas livery

Operated Australian Airlines special Icon Tour - May 31 to June 13, 2006

Route: Sydney - Ho Chi Minh City - Hanoi - Chongqing - Wuhai - Xian - Kota Kinabalu - Sydney

Operated last Australian Airlines service Osaka (Kansai) - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as AO7914 - June 30, 2006

Returned to Qantas at Sydney on the termination of the lease - July 01, 2006

Registered to Gadwall Leasing Ltd - July 24, 2006

Leased to Qantas Airways Limited, Sydney as the registered operator

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - July 12, 2007

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney - September 3, 2007

Ferried Sydney - Singapore for maintenance and repainting by HAECO as QF6021 - January 04, 2010

Ferried Singapore - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) in the new Qantas livery as QF6028 - January 21, 2010

Aircraft retained the named 'Birdsville'

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as QF421 - January 22, 2010

Operated Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as QF552 - October 07, 2012

Withdrawn from use for cabin upgrade at Brisbane

Aircraft fitted with new seat fabrics, iPad and wi-fi entertainment equipment

Test flown Brisbane - Brisbane as QF6113 - October 24, 2013

Ferried Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF6113 - October 24, 2012

Returned to service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Brisbane as QF552 - October 24, 2012

Operated final revenue service Brisbane - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as QF551 - February 07, 2014

Withdrawn from service and Qantas titles and logos were removed

Departed Sydney (Kingsford Smith) on the ferry flight to the United States as QF6019 - February 18, 2014

Arrived Victorville on completion of the ferry flight for storage - February 18, 2014

Stored in good condition at Victorville

Cancelled from the Australian Aircraft Register - September 17, 2015

Entered onto the United States Aircraft Register as N198CR - September 18, 2015

Registered to Wells Fargo Bank Northwest NA Trustee, Salt Lake City, Utah

Aircraft to be converted to freighter configuration for SF Airlines (ShunFeng Airlines)

Test flown Victorville - Victorville - June 02, 2016

Departed Victorville on the ferry flight to Singapore - June 03, 2016

Arrived Singapore (Paya Lebar) on completion of the ferry flight - June 06, 2016

Ferry route: Victorville - Honolulu - Guam - Singapore

Cancelled from the United States Aircraft Register - October 21, 2016

This aircaft is now designated a Boeing 767-338ER BCF

Entered onto the Chinese Aircraft Register as B-1589 - October 21, 2016

ShunFeng Airlines as the registered operator

Accepted by SF Airlines at Singapore (Paya Lebar) - October 21, 2016

Observed in service with SF Airlines - November 01, 2016

Current with SF Airlines

 

VH-OGQ. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Birdsville' in the standard livery at an unknown airport, October 1996.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-472.)

VH-OGQ. Qantas The Australian Airline - 'Birdsville' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, January 14, 2009.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-788.)

VH-OGQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Birdsville' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 31, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4650-622.)

VH-OGQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Birdsville' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, July 31, 2013.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4650-623.)

VH-OGQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Birdsville' in the standard livery at Perth Airport, December 03, 2013.

(R. N. Smith Collection Copyright Image 4650-770.)

VH-OGQ. Qantas Spirit of Australia - 'Birdsville' in the standard livery at Adelaide Airport, January 28, 2014.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4650-754.)