VH-VKA. Boeing 787-8. c/n 36227-123.

 

This aircraft was ordered new by Qantas Airways Ltd - December 14, 2005

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ZA215

Final assembly commenced at the Everett main plant - May 01, 2013

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett in an all-white livery - June 21, 2013

Powered by General Electric GEnx-1B64 engines upgraded to P1 of 63,800 lbs thrust

Rolled out of the paint shop in the standard Jetstar livery as 'VH-VKA' - August 08, 2013

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKA - August 30, 2013

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - September 05, 2013

First flown as BOE215 Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - September 14, 2013

This flight (B1) was crewed by the Boeing test crew and lasted 2 hours 26 minutes with 2 cycles

Test flown as BOE215 Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) - September 18, 2013

This flight (B2) lasted 1 hour 14 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer inspection of aircraft - September 20 and 21, 2013

Test flown as BOE215 Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) - September 23, 2013

This flight (B3) lasted 46 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer flight (C1) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - September 23, 2013

This flight lasted 3 hours 36 minutes with 4 cycles and 3 touch-and-goes

Customer flight (C2) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) - September 26, 2013

This flight lasted 24 minutes with 1 cycle

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - September 30, 2013

Accepted by S. Collins for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 19:07 hours (PDT) - September 30, 2013

This was the 191st Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the first Boeing 787 delivered to Jetstar Airways

Aircraft had flown 10 hours 6 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

Aircraft had flown 8 hours 26 minutes (flight) with 9 cycles on delivery

Departed Everett (Paine Field) as JQ7878 on the delivery flight to Australia - October 07, 2013

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - October 09, 2013

Delivery route: Everett - Honolulu - Melbourne

Registered to SL Jura Co. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan - October 08, 2013

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd, Melbourne as the registered operator

Test flown Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ1605 - October 12, 2013

Test flown Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ1606 - October 12, 2013

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Coolangatta as JQ432 - November 13, 2013

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Pain Field, September 14, 2013.

This was the aircraft's inaugural test flight (B1).

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Pain Field, September 14, 2013.

This was the aircraft's inaugural test flight (B1).

(C. Raezer via S. Collins Collection Copyright Image 4680-031.)

VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Pain Field, September 20, 2013.

This was the aircraft's second test flight (B2).

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Pain Field, September 23, 2013.

This was the aircraft's third test flight (B3).

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery over Moses Lake, September 23, 2013.

This was the aircraft's inaugural Customer Flight (C1).

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 26, 2013.

This was the aircraft's second Customer Flight (C2).

(C. Raezer via S. Collins Collection Copyright Image 4680-036.)

VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, September 26, 2013.

This was the aircraft's second Customer Flight (C2).

(C. Raezer via S. Collins Collection Copyright Image 4680-035.)

VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 02, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 03, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 04, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 04, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 04, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 04, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 04, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 04, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 04, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 04, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 04, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 04, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 07, 2013.

The aircraft is parked at the Boeing Delivery Centre.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 07, 2013.

The aircraft is pushed back from the Boeing Delivery Centre following hand-over.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 07, 2013.

Departing Everett on the delivery flight to Australia.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, October 07, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 09, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 09, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, October 09, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 08, 2013.

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VH-VKA. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, November 08, 2013.

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