VH-VKG. Boeing 787-8. c/n 36232-189.

 

The order for Boeing 787 aircraft was announced by Qantas Airways Ltd - December 14, 2005

This aircraft was ordered by Qantas Airways Ltd - March 2006

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ZA220

The aircraft was assembled at the Everett Main plant

The final assembly commenced - March 14, 2014

It underwent assembly loading - March 27, 2014

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Everett in all-white livery - May 01, 2014

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

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

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - August 04, 2014

First flown Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE220 - August 08, 2014

This flight (B1) lasted 27 minutes with 1 cycle

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Moses Lake - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE220 - August 10, 2014

This flight (B2) lasted 2 hour 28 minutes with 2 cycles including 1 touch-and-go

Test flown Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE220 - August 12, 2014

This flight (B3) lasted 45 minutes with 1 cycle

Test flown Everett Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) as BOE220 - August 15, 2014

This flight (B4) lasted 37 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer inspection of aircraft - August 16, 2014

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

This flight lasted 2 hours 14 minutes with 2 cycles including 1 touch-and-go

Customer flight (C2) Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) - August 18, 2014

This flight lasted 9 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer flight (C3) Everett (Paine Field) - Everett (Paine Field) - August 20, 2014

This flight lasted 1 hour 5 minutes with 1 cycle

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - August 23, 2014

Accepted by K. Donaghy for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 10:10 hours (PDT) - August 24, 2014

This was the 202nd Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 6th Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft had flown 10 hours 4 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 7 hours 45 minutes (flight) with 9 cycles on delivery

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ 7992 - August 25, 2014

Arrived Cairns on completion of the delivery flight - August 26, 2014

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Cairns

Registered to QF Exim B787 No 2 Pty Ltd, Sydney - September 05, 2014

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

Operated first revenue service Cairns - Tokyo (Narita) as JQ25 - September 05, 2014

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VKG. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Tokyo Narita Airport, September 16, 2015.

(T. Haynes Copyright Image 4680-077.)