VH-VKF. Boeing 787-8. c/n 36231-175.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ZA219

The aircraft was assembled at the Everett Surge plant

The final assembly commenced - February 04, 2014

Underwent assembly loading - February 12, 2014

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett in all-white livery - March 25, 2014

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

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - May 05, 2014

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKF - May 16, 2014

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

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

Rolled out of the paint shop in the standard Jetstar livery as VH-VKF - May 23, 2014

First flown Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE219 - June 16, 2014

This flight (B1) lasted 1 hour 33 minutes with 1 cycle

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE219 - June 18, 2014

This flight (B2) lasted 1 hour 36 minutes with 3 cycles including 2 touch-and-go

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE219 - June 23, 2014

This flight (B3) lasted 1 hour 13 minutes with 3 cycles including 2 touch-and-go

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE219 - June 25, 2014

This flight (B4) lasted 44 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer inspection of the aircraft was carried out - June 24, 2014

Customer flight (C1) flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) - June 28, 2014

This flight lasted 2 hours 58 minutes with 2 cycles

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - June 30, 2014

Accepted by K. Donaghy for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 12:10 hours (PDT) - June 30, 2014

This was the 198th Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 5th Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft had flown 9 hours 40 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 8 hours 4 minutes (flight) with 10 cycles on delivery

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ878 - July 02, 2014

Arrived Melbourne (Tullamarine) on completion of the delivery flight - July 03, 2014

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Melbourne

Registered to QF Exim B787 No 2 Pty Ltd, Sydney - July 04, 2014

Leased to Jetstar Airways Pty Ltd as the registered operator

Operated first revenue service Sydney (Kingsford Smith) - Phuket as JQ17 - July 12, 2014

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VKF. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Melbourne Tullamarine Airport, July 26, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4680-020.)