VH-VKD. Boeing 787-8. c/n 36229-142.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ZA217

The aircraft was assembled at the Everett Surge plant

The final assembly commenced - September 13, 2013

Underwent assembly loading - September 25, 2013

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKD - October 24, 2013

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett in all-white livery - November 08, 2013

Powered by General Electric GEnx-1B64/P2 engines

Rolled out of the paint shop in the standard Jetstar livery as VH-VKD - November 19, 2013

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - November 26, 2013

First flown Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE217 - December 05, 2013

This flight (B1) lasted 1 hour 53 minutes with 1 cycle

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE217 - December 11, 2013

This flight (B2) lasted 1 hour 22 minutes with 4 cycles including 2 touch-and-go

Customer inspection of aircraft - December 12, 2013

Customer flight (C1) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - December 13, 2013

This flight lasted 3 hours 41 minutes with 2 cycles

Customer flight (C2) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - December 17, 2013

This flight lasted 1 hour 32 minutes with 3 cycles including 2 touch-and-go

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - December 19, 2013

Accepted by K. Donaghy for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 11:00 hours (PST) - December 31, 2013

This was the 196th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 3rd Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft had flown 9 hours 31 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 8 hours 28 minutes (flight) with 10 cycles on delivery

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ878 - January 10, 2014

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - January 11, 2014

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Melbourne

Ferried Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Cairns as JQ7993 - January 14, 2014

Ferried Cairns - Sydney (Kingsford Smith) as JQ7994 - January 23, 2014

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Denpasar as JQ37 - January 23, 2014

Registered to SL Devon CO. Ltd, Tokyo, Japan - April 22, 2014

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

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VKD. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, March 08, 2014.

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VH-VKD. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, March 08, 2014.

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VH-VKD. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, March 09, 2014.

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VH-VKD. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, March 09, 2014.

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VH-VKD. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, March 09, 2014.

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