VH-VKB. Boeing 787-8. c/n 36228-134.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ZA216

The aircraft was assembled at the Everett Main plant

The final assembly commenced - July 24, 2013

Rolled out of the paint shop in the standard Jetstar livery as 'VH-VKB' - September 27, 2013

Officially rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett - October 13, 2013

Powered by General Electric GEnx-1B64/P2 engines with 63,800 lbs thrust

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKB - October 15, 2013

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - October 22, 2013

Observed at Paine Field with Boeing test registration 'N1015X' - October 29, 2013

First flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE216 - November 06, 2013

This was Engineering Test Flight No 1 which was a functional check flight of the full B1 profile prior to the

three PIP II EEC Software Certification flights

This flight lasted 2 hours 40 minutes with 2 cycles including 1 touch-and-go

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE216 - November 09, 2013

This was Engineering Test Flight No 2 which was a PIP II EEC Software Certification flight

This flight lasted 2 hours 45 minutes with 2 cycles

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE216 - November 12, 2013

This was Engineering Test Flight No 3 which was a PIP II EEC Software Certification flight

This flight lasted 2 hours 13 minutes with 2 cycles

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE216 - November 14, 2013

This was Engineering Test Flight No 4 which was a PIP II EEC Software Certification flight

This flight lasted 1 hour 50 minutes with 2 cycles

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE216 - November 25, 2013

This flight (B1) lasted 2 hours 47 minutes with 2 cycle

Customer inspection of aircraft - November 27, 2013

Customer flight (C1) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - November 27, 2013

This flight lasted 3 hours 5 minutes with 2 cycles

Customer flight (C2) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) - December 04, 2013

This flight lasted 1 hour 8 minutes with 2 cycles including 1 touch-and-go

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - December 06, 2013

Accepted by K. Donaghy for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 13:45 hours (PDT) - December 09, 2013

This was the 195th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 2nd Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft had flown 18 hours 25 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 16 hours 28 minutes (flight) with 15 cycles on delivery

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ7878 - December 12, 2013

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - December 13, 2013

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Melbourne

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Cairns as JQ7993 - December 31, 2013

Registered to TLC Lotus Ltd, Tokyo, Japan - January 08, 2014

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

Ferried Cairns - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as JQ7994 - January 13, 2014

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Denpasar as JQ37 - January 15, 2014

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VKB. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, December 29, 2013.

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