VH-VKE. Boeing 787-8. c/n 36230-162.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ZA218

The aircraft was assembled at the Everett Surge plant

The final assembly commenced - December 12, 2013

The aircraft underwent assembly loading - January 08, 2014

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett in all-white livery - February 11, 2014

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

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKE - February 17, 2014

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

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

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - February 26, 2014

Rolled out of the paint shop in the standard Jetstar livery as VH-VKE - March 09, 2014

First flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE218 - April 10, 2014

This flight (B1) lasted 2 hours 29 minutes with 2 cycle

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE218 - April 13, 2014

This flight (B2) lasted 1 hour 11 minutes with 3 cycles including 2 touch-and-go

Customer inspection of the aircraft was carried out - April 14, 2014

Customer flight (C1) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - April 15, 2014

This flight lasted 2 hours 52 minutes with 2 cycles

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - April 22, 2014

Accepted by K. Donaghy for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 06:38 hours (PDT) - April 23, 2014

This was the 197th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 4th Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft had flown 7 hours 21 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 6 hours 32 minutes (flight) with 7 cycles on delivery

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ7878 - April 23, 2014

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - April 25, 2014

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Melbourne

Registered to Wallaby Leasing Co. Ltd, Tokyo - May 05, 2014

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

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Phuket as JQ17 - May 10, 2014

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VKE. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, April 15, 2014.

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VH-VKE. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, April 15, 2014.

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VH-VKE. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, April 15, 2014.

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VH-VKE. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Everett Paine Field, April 15, 2014.

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