VH-VKH. Boeing 787-8. c/n 36233-200.

 

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

Allocated the Boeing Block Number ZA221

This was the 37th Boeing 787 to be built at the Charlestown, South Carolina plant

It was the first Qantas Boeing 787 aircraft to be fabricated at Charlestown

The final assembly was commenced - April 16, 2014

Entered onto the Australian Aircraft Register as VH-VKH - May 26, 2014

Registered to Qantas Airways Ltd, Sydney

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

Rolled off the Boeing production line at Charlestown in all-white livery - June 18, 2014

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

Fuel checks and engine runs commenced - June 24, 2014

First flown Charlestown - Charlestown as BOE221 - July 05, 2014

This flight (B1) lasted 2 hours 34 minutes with 1 cycle

Test flown Charlestown - Victorcille BOE221 - July 09, 2014

This flight (B2) lasted 4 hour 8 minutes with 1 cycle

The aircraft was painted at Victorville in the standard Jetstar livery

Rolled out of the paint shop in the standard Jetstar livery as VH-VKH - July 21, 2014

Test flown Victorville - Charlestown as BOE221 - July 23, 2014

This flight (B3) lasted 3 hours 56 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer inspection of the aircraft - July 25, 2014

Test flown Charlestown - Charlestown as BOE221 - August 02, 2014

This flight (B4) lasted 1 hour 35 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer flight (C1) flown Charlestown - Charlestown - August 03, 2014

This flight lasted 2 hours 35 minutes with 1 cycle

Customer flight (C2) flown Charlestown - Everett (Paine Field) - August 12, 2014

This flight lasted 4 hours 58 minutes with 1 cycle

FAA Export Certificate of Airworthiness (CofA) issued - August 12, 2014

Accepted by S. Collins for Qantas Airways at Everett (Paine Field) at 09:20 hours (PDT) - August 14, 2014

This was the 201st Boeing airliner delivered new to Qantas Airways

It was the 7th Boeing 787 delivered to Qantas Airways

The aircraft had flown 21 hours 43 minutes (block) on acceptance by Qantas

It had flown 19 hours 17 minutes (flight) with 6 cycles on delivery

Departed Everett (Paine Field) on the delivery flight to Australia as JQ7878 - August 14, 2014

Arrived Cairns on completion of the delivery flight - August 16, 2014

Delivery route: Everett (Paine Field) - Cairns

Ferried Cairns - Melbourne (Tullamarine) as JQ7991 - August 22, 2014

Operated first revenue service Melbourne (Tullamarine) - Denpasar as JQ35 - August 23, 2014

Registered to QF Exim B787 No 2 Pty Ltd, Sydney - September 23, 2014

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

Current with Jetstar Airways

 

VH-VKH. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, March 25, 2015.

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VH-VKH. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, March 25, 2015.

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VH-VKH. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, August 01, 2015.

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VH-VKH. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, August 01, 2015.

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VH-VKH. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, August 01, 2015.

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VH-VKH. Jetstar - in the standard livery at Kingsford Smith Airport, August 01, 2015.

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